Dear Family, Friends, and Fans,
I have grown a lot this year and am so happy to read all your support and love throughout this crazy time in my life! Thank you for cheering, crying, yelling, and loving me this whole summer. I am overwhelmed with all of your kindness and love! Your love and support is a part of me now and I'll never forget how you all cheered me on! I just wanted to be me, impress the judges, and meet new friends who have the same passion and fight for cooking as I do. It was an honor to work with everyone on MasterChef as the judges, staff, and crew were amazing. They worked even harder than we did! For those of who wrote me letters while I was away - thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your words carried me through the competition.
For those of you who took the time to send positive words of encouragement, please know that I will never forget it. I truly believe that we all need to support each other as we fight our way towards our dreams. In this day and age, it's so easy to take to the computer and tear people down who are letting their light shine. Thanks to all of you who lifted me up when others would tear me down - I want us all to succeed at the things we love best. We need to all support each other on this crazy path we call life
For anyone who is letting fear hold them back from following their dreams - I say this: Follow your heart, your gut, and fight for your dream! Let your light shine, and don't ever let anyone dim it.
A huge thank you to Alex Coon, my side kick, and the man who encouraged me to follow my dreams. Thank you, I couldn't have done MasterChef without your love and support. To the Wonder bar, the place where we met - love you guys! Oh, and France, YES! Thank you Gordon, for seeing in me what people have told me all my life. I just needed a push, from a big shot!
Take a look at this video to see what is next in my future.
Merci, peace and love! -KK