Bachelorette Becca Tilley, a chiropractic practitioner currently on ABC’s The Bachelor, isn’t the only San Diegan making waves on reality TV.
Meet North Park’s Nathan Odom, 13, the winner of “MasterChef Junior,” a reality cooking competition for kids on Fox 5.
The season-three finale aired Tuesday night, and Nathan beat Andrew Zappley of New Jersey for the title of Masterchef Junior (and $100,000).
Filming has long since ended and Nathan is back at Roosevelt Middle School, but we caught up with the precocious chef before his big night:
DSD: So, How does it feel?
Nathan Odom: If feels great to be down to the final two, I didn’t expect to make it this far.
DSD: How did this all come about?
NO: I took a cooking class in 5th grade, saw the first season of MasterChef Junior, and said to myself, ‘Hey, I’m pretty good at cooking, I should audition’.
DSD: What is favorite thing to make?
NO: Tokyo-style ramen, like they serve in Japanese bars.
DSD: In the finale of MasterChef Junior, what are planning to bring to the table?
NO: Hopefully a little bit of humility, and maybe some sophistication.
DSD: Wow, that’s quite an answer for a 13 year old. I thought you were going to say an awesome ‘creme brûlée’.