Samira El Khafir
With a big personality, Samira cites her top three loves as her girls, shoes and bags. Samira says her mother's cooking is the best food she has ever eaten and her love of food has grown from family get-togethers throughout her life.Her dream is to open kitchen workshops for disadvantaged children in Australia where they can come and cook, have a good time and go home with the meals they've prepared.
Life changed for Samira when she experienced postnatal depression and as part of her recovery her attention turned to raising awareness among her community and new parents. Her experiences through Masterchef have also been life changing and provided her with the opportunity to encourage people to speak up and receive the assistance they need.
'I want to let women and men know this is just a hurdle in life and there is always an out! Mine was through my love of food and the help of loved ones. There is a way out, you just need to open up and accept help'