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Billie McKay Biography – Billie McKay Wiki
Billie McKay is an Australian chef and restaurant manager from New South Wales. She is well known as the winner of the seventh and fourteenth series of MasterChef Australia. In a nail-biting grand finale on July 12, 2022, series seven winner Billie McKay and Victorian chef Sarah Todd, who placed ninth on the sixth season of MasterChef, went head-to-head for the $250,000 prize money. In the end, Billie emerged the winner of MasterChef season 14. She is the first chef to win Australian MasterChef twice.
After winning the seventh series of MasterChef Australia in 2015, Billie took home a $250,000 cash prize, brand new car, a 12-month column contract with Delicious magazine and a job offer by chef Heston Blumenthal to work at his famed eatery, The Fat Duck.
Billie was raised on a dairy farm in Bowraville, New South Wales and attended Macksville High School. Prior to competing on MasterChef, she was a restaurant manager in Ballina, New South Wales.
Billie McKay Age
She was born on 11 July 1991 in Bowraville, New South Wales. She is 31 years old.
Billie McKay Husband
Is Billie McKay married? She is married to Haydn Surridge. They have a daughter, Ada. Her husband encouraged her to sign up for the reality TV contest, The MasterChef Australia 2015.
“Haydn really pushed me to do (MasterChef). I saw the ads on TV and thought about applying and he said you should apply. I didn’t and missed the (first) deadline. The last lot of application rounds came up and he said ‘do it! What have you got to lose? You either get rejected and you keep going, or you get a chance at doing it.’ So I did and it was worth it.”
Billie McKay Family
Billie is the daughter of Alison McKay and David McKay. She has four siblings: Georgie McKay, Frankie McKay, Joe McKay and Rosie McKay.
Billie McKay MasterChef
In 2015, chef Billie McKay won the seventh series of MasterChef Australia. In 2019, she returned to the eleventh series of MasterChef Australia as a mentor, sharing the position with season eight runner-up Matt Sinclair and the first series’ runner up, Poh Ling Yeow.
In 2022, Billie returned to the reality TV competition as a contestant in the 14th season of MasterChef Australia: Fans & Favourites. On July 12, 2022, Billie was crowned MasterChef Australia 2022 winner, becoming the first chef to win MasterChef Australia for the second time.
The MasterChef Australia 2022 Contestants included Aldo Ortado, Ali Stoner, Alvin Quah, Billie McKay, Chris Tran, Christina Batista, Daniel Lamble, Dulan Hapuarachchi, Harry Tomlinson, Jenn Lee, John Carasig, Julie Goodwin, Keyma Vasquez Montero, Matt Landmark, Max Krapivsky, Melanie Persson, Michael Weldon, Mindy Woods, Minoli De Silva, Montana Hughes, Sarah Todd, Sashi Cheliah, Steph Woon and Tommy Pham.
Billie McKay Instagram
Billie McKay’s Instagram handle is @billie_mckay15.