Justin Narayan Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Sydney, Australia
Fiance: Esther Smoothy
Age: 27 Years

Justin Narayan

Nickname(s)Butter Chicken [1]Butter Chicken
Famous ForWinning the cooking reality TV show “MasterChef Australia 13” (2021)
Justin Narayan cooking in MasterChef Australia 13
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutTV: MasterChef Australia 13 (2021)
Justin Narayan in MasterChef Australia 13
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear 1994
Age (as of 2021)27 Years
BirthplaceSydney, Australia
HometownSydney, Australia
EthnicityHe is a first-generation Australian with Fijian and Indian heritage. [2]News18
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [3]Instagram- Justin Narayan
Relationships & More
Marital StatusEngaged
Affairs/GirlfriendsEsther Smoothy
FiancéEsther Smoothy
Justin Narayan with his girlfriend
ParentsNames Not Known
Justin Narayan in childhood with his mother
Favourite Things
FoodCharcoal Chicken and Toum
Challenge on MasterChef Australia 13Cooking at Andy’s Three Blue Ducks restaurant

Justin Narayan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Justin Narayan

  • Does Justin Narayan drink alcohol?: Yes [4]Instagram- Justin Narayan
  • Justin Narayan is an Australian pastor of Indian origin. In 2021, he became the winner of the cooking TV reality show “MasterChef Australia 13” (2021).
  • He grew up in Sydney, Australia.

    Justin Narayan in childhood

    Justin Narayan in childhood

  • While in school, Justin loved watching the TV show Iain Hewitson Huey’s Cooking Adventures and developed an interest in cooking. He used to watch the show after returning from his school.
  • He started learning cooking from his mother when he was just 13 years old.
  • Justin fell in love with the culture, history, people, and food of India after his visit to India in 2017.
  • In one of his interviews, Justin shared that he wanted to have a food truck or a restaurant of his own, which will feature Indian flavours that he grew up eating and from the profit earned from those eateries, he would like to help feed and educate children dwelling in the slums of India.
  • In 2018, Justin moved to Perth, Australia, and started living there.
  • Justin was dating a girl named Esther Smoothy and decided to propose to her for marriage after dating for around two years. However, he postponed the idea as he got selected to be a part of the cooking reality TV show “MasterChef Australia 13.” Later, when he came back home during the Christmas break, Justin proposed to Esther in front of his family and friends.
  • He kept his master’s degree on hold to take part in the show “MasterChef Australia 13.”
  • Before participating in “MasterChef Australia 13,” Justin was working as a youth pastor; helping create a fun and safe community for teenagers.
  • Justin became the winner of “MasterChef Australia 13” on 13 July 2021. He took home the coveted MasterChef trophy along with the prize money of USD 250,000 (Rs 1.86 crore).

    Justin Narayan as the winner of MasterChef Australia 13

    Justin Narayan as the winner of MasterChef Australia 13

  • During an interview, when asked about his feelings after winning the show, Narayan said,

    I feel incredibly honoured and humbled to have that title and to be able to win this competition. I’m genuinely going to take a week to process this and let it sink in, and then I’ll, like, write you an email, let you know how I feel.”

  • In an interview, sharing his experience of being on the show “MasterChef Australia 13,” Narayan said,

    It is a very humbling experience and I am absolutely honoured to be a part of it. I’m going to be a sponge and try to enjoy as much of it as I can.”

  • After winning the show, Justin took to Instagram and wrote,

    Find people that believe in you. Back yourself. Go hard and hopefully you’ll surprise yourself! Whoever’s reading this I love you.”

  • Justin likes to travel and cook in his free time.
  • Even though Justin excels at cooking a variety of cuisines, he possesses a great understanding of Indian flavours.
  • He draws inspiration from the chefs Gaggan Anand and Gordon Ramsay.
  • Justin is the second person of Indian origin to win MasterChef Australia; the first being the prison guard Sashi Cheliah who won the show in 2018.
  • The dishes with which he impressed the judges of MasterChef Australia are Indian Chicken Tacos, Charcoal Chicken with Toum, Flatbread and Pickle Salad, and Indian Chicken Curry.
  • Justin is residing at City Beach, Perth, Australia (as of 2021).