Christine Ha is the first-ever blind contestant and season 3 winner of TV’s MasterChef. Ha holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Austin. Her first cookbook, Recipes from My Home Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food, was a New York Times bestseller. Ha has also spoken about disability advocacy at the United Nations and served as a culinary envoy overseas for the U.S. Embassy as part of cultural diplomacy programs in Jordan, Serbia, Bosnia/Herzegovina, and Croatia. She was a co-host on the Canadian cooking show Four Senses and a judge on “MasterChef” Vietnam. She also served as an executive producer of the “Blind Love” docuseries on PBS’s Independent Lens. Ha received AFB’s Helen Keller Personal Achievement Award in 2014. She owns two restaurants: The Blind Goat, which opened in 2018, and Xin Chao, which opened in late 2020; both are in Houston, Texas.