The model won $25,000, which will be donated to the Global Lyme Alliance for Lyme Disease.
Model Gigi Hadid has won MasterChef Celebrity Showdown, thanks to her ‘delicious’ Gigi burger. The 20-year-old faced off against fellow supermodel Dev Windsor in the cookery competition, beating her friend to take home the $25,000 charity prize which she will donate to the Global Lyme Alliance for Lyme Disease.
Judge Gordon Ramsey told the model her Gigi burger was ‘f****** delicious’, before declaring her the competition’s winner. "The first year I lived in New York I tried a different burger every week to find my favorite burger in New York,” Gigi said of her love for burgers.
“You might need to add it to your menu after tonight,” she told Ramsey. After taking the charity prize Gigi became emotional when talking about her family's battle with Lyme Disease. Gigi’s mother Yolanda Foster (who stars in 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hill's) and model siblings Bella and Anwar all suffer from the disease.
“My mom, sister and brother are all affected by lyme disease,” Gigi said. “Not enough people know what Lyme disease is and the dangers of being bitten by an insect. For that on it’s own is amazing but with [the cash prize of] $25,000, we can help with finding a cure. It can help so much.”
Back in October Gigi had spoken to Entertainment Tonight about being the only one of her siblings who doesn’t suffer from the disease. "I'm the only one in, of my siblings, my mom and my family that hasn't been affected by Lyme disease," Gigi said.
"It's been really hard for me because I'm the only one that doesn't really understand it. What's been hardest for me is just trying to find a way to be their hope and kind of be a strength for them even with the disease that I can't understand fully because I haven't been through it," the model added.
Taking to Twitter on Monday evening to celebrate her Masterchef win, Gigi shared a picture of her $25,000 cheque and wrote: ‘CALL ME MASTER CHEF HADID! All the lymies out there @LymeAlliance this one's for YOU! Thank you @MASTERCHEFonFOX’