Khanh Ong’s passion for aromatic Asian flavours has transported Australian families into the bustling marketplaces of his native Vietnam.
With his infectious smile, down-to-earth nature, cheeky sense of humour and captivating story he quickly became a household name and a MasterChef Australia season 10 and 12 fan favourite.
Khanh’s journey has strongly appealed to the MasterChef audience because it is both genuine and fun. He was born in an Indonesian refugee camp to Vietnamese parents and grew up in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Khanh’s story offers hope and inspiration to the millions of Australians who can relate to his journey and his success.
Khanh appears on the 2022 season of Australian Survivor Blood Vs Water with his sister Amy on the Ten Network.
Khanh later became an accomplished DJ in both Australia and Asia, holding residencies in some of Melbourne’s most prestigious venues. Khanh has also played for international acts including Justin Bieber, Jason Derulo, and Miley Cyrus. Having studied fashion design and worked as a stylist, Khanh has an eclectic and fun personal style that ensures he stands out in the crowded social media market.
Having cooked for international culinary superstars Gordon Ramsay, Nigella Lawson, and even Prince Charles on MasterChef Australia, Khanh is a natural in front of the camera and at ease speaking and cooking for an audience.
Family and heritage have always been a major part of his core values, with a thirst for knowledge and high curiosity about different cultures and cuisines, wanderlust has hit Khanh hard. An energetic, adrenaline junkie with a positive “let’s give it a go” mindset, a truckload of ambition, and a warm inviting personality, Khanh will undoubtedly be back on your screens soon.