Christine Ha - Updated Apr 2024

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Christine Ha


Christine Ha is the winner of the third season of MasterChef. Christine Ha is a well-known director and writer, known for “Mama’s Boy” and “The Contract”.

Early Life and Childhood

Christine Ha’s age is 44 years old as of 2024. She was born on May 9, 1979, in her birthplace, Los Angeles, US. Her birth name is Christine Huyen Tran Ha. Whereas, she is the only child of her parents. Similarly, the information regarding her parents is not available.

Although her parents were of Vietnamese origin. The family immigrated from Saigon to the United States in 1975 after the Vietnam War.

Her family lived in Lakewood, California, and Long Beach, California during her childhood before her family moved to Houston, Texas. Her mother died of lung cancer. Additionally, her aunty also died from lung cancer.

Currently, she is living in California. Likewise, she is American by nationality and Vietnamese by ethnicity.

Christine Ha family

Caption: Christine’s old family picture with her mother and father, Source: Instagram

Whereas, Hà suffers from neuromyelitis optic in which the optic nerves and spinal cord are damaged by a person’s immune system. She was diagnosed in 2004 and slowly began losing sight, and by 2007 she was almost entirely blind


Talking about her educational career, she completed her bachelor’s in Business Administration in Finance alongside MIS (Management Information Systems) from the University of Texas at Austin.

Meanwhile, in 2012, she completed the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Fiction and Nonfiction at the Creative Writing Program at the University of Houston.


Christine has won lots of awards and achievements through her good work.

Whereas, She also announced that she was the first chef/author to be the recipient of the 2014 Helen Keller Personal Achievement Award, an award given to individuals and organizations that demonstrated outstanding achievement in enhancing the quality of life for vision losses.

Christine Ha – Net Worth 2024

He is also a director and writer, famous for Mama’s Boy (2018), The Contract (2018), and Masterchef (2010). She has a net worth of around $3 million as of 2022.

Career Life

Regarding Christine’s career life, since her childhood, she has been interested in cooking. She has learned many cooking styles including Vietnamese, Asian Fusion, Southeast Asian, Southern, Japanese, Korean, and Cantonese.

She has also written many books on Recipes. Her first cookbook, Recipes From My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food (Rodale, 2013), became a New York Times bestseller.

Whereas, she won seven times in both individual and team competitions in the nineteen shows she competed on MasterChef’s third season; in addition, she finished three times in the top three categories.

She was twice in the bottom category too, however. She was declared the winner of the competition on 10 September 2012 and was awarded $250,000, the MasterChef title, the MasterChef trophy, and a cookbook deal.

In 2013 she started co-hosting the Four Senses Canadian TV show with Carl Heinrich, Top Chef Canada’s Season 2 winner.

It is a visually impaired-cooking show that airs on AMI (Accessible Media, Inc.) TV, a European cable network intended to make sight and hearing-impaired television available.

The series includes a lot of audio descriptions to prepare for the vision-impaired, as they narrate what is going on in the kitchen, what they are doing, and how things look smell, or sound.

Christine Ha team

Caption: Christine Ha at master chief season10 with friends, Source: Instagram

Guest appearances as Judge

In 2015, on her blog and Facebook page, she announced that she became a mentor on MasterChef Vietnam’s third season, having been a guest on the show in the previous show, and a guest judge of US MasterChef (season 4).

This made her the world’s first former contestant and winner to become a regular judge, and the third-ever female judge after Michal Ansky of Israel and Christina Tosi.

She also returned as a guest of US MasterChef (season 6) along with Luca Manfé and Courtney Laprise.

She also participated in the MasterChef Celebrity Showdown later this year in the battle of “Champions vs Juniors,” where she cooked against 3 contestants of the MasterChef Junior season 4 along with Season 4 winner Luca Manfre and Season 6 winner Claudia Sandoval.

In the 5 years after winning the Master Chef, she has established small-scale pop-up restaurants across the world.

She traveled all over the world to speak to TED regarding her personal experiences as a blind chef, and also the skills she learned along the way.

Christine Ha has worked as a cooking ambassador on behalf of the American Embassy for public diplomacy projects in Jordan, Serbia, Bosnia, Herzegovina, and Croatia.

In 2018, in Bravery Chef Hall in Houston, Texas, opened a Vietnamese bistro named The Blind Goat. The menu will concentrate on authentic Vietnamese dishes, taking inspiration primarily from Nhau cuisine.
Currently, she is working on her memoir and second cookbook. 

Personal Life

Talking about Christine’s personal life, she is a married woman. Before getting married she dated her husband John Suh for many years. Her blind date with her husband was very interesting.

Her husband was raised in Houston, Texas. Similarly, he is working as a web developer for Bonjour Enterprises. Whereas, the couple tied the knot in the year 2011. They are living a happy life.

Caption: Christine Ha with her husband John Suh and her lovely pet, Source: Instagram

Christine Ha – Social Media

She is active on social media. She has a huge fan following on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Similarly, she has more than 1. million followers on Facebook and over 148k followers on Instagram with more than 2,023 posts.

Whereas, she joined Twitter in July 2011 with more than 23.1k followers on it.

She also has a self-titled YouTube channel with 164k subscribers. She joined Youtube on 2 October 2012 and has 6,619,873 views currently. She has also shared an official email address to contact her for inquiries and that is [email protected].

Body Measurements

Christine Ha is a beautiful as well as talented woman. She has great body physics. Whereas, information regarding her height, body weight, and body measurement is not available at present. Likewise, her hair is black and has black eyes.