Kelsey Murphy Biography – Kelsey Murphy Wiki
Kelsey Murphy is a physical therapist from Fishers and a contestant on the 11th season of “MasterChef: Legends.” Each episode of the 11th season of “MasterChef,” features a guest appearance by a famous chef. The list of culinary legends includes Emeril Lagasse, Paula Deen, Roy Choi, and Nancy Silverton. She’s also a wife and a mother.
Kelsey Murphy MasterChef Legends
Fishers physical therapist Kelsey Murphy is a contestant on the 11th season of “MasterChef: Legends,” competing for $250,000 by creating dishes for acclaimed chefs and judges Gordon Ramsey, Aaron Sanchez, and Joe Bastianich. On June 16, Murphy won her spot on MasterChef: Legends in the last round of auditions. On June 23, she became one of the final 14, winning the night and earning one of the famous white aprons. On July 14, 2021, she made it to the Top 10 of MasterChef.
Murphy told The Reporter she has always been a fan of the show. She has never had a formal cooking lesson, aside from one date night with her husband at a sushi-making class.
“My love and passion for food came from growing up with an Italian family on my mom’s side and Polish on my dad’s side,” Murphy said. “Every day was spent in the kitchen doing home cooking. But I feel like my skill set came from watching food TV. Once I got to college, I started watching Food Network all the time. I’d watch it when I was in my room. I’d watch it when I was working out. I started to pay attention and take all the knowledge in and started to apply it to my cooking.”
Having faced the challenges of isolation and pressure and anxiety in pursuit of taking her love of food to a whole new level, Murphy told The Reporter she wants to tell women who struggle to balance busy lives that there is a message for them in her journey.
“This whole experience is my ode to moms,” Murphy said. “For anyone who is working and taking care of kids, we get super busy and lost doing the day-to-day stuff of taking care of our kids all the time, trying to work, or being a stay-at-home mom. It is important to take a step back and remind yourself that you are an individual also. You need to take time to explore your own passions and find yourself.”
She said facing the fear of the unknown has brought her some unexpected rewards.
“I was so scared to go out to California and do this,” Murphy explained. “Even two days before I was like, ‘I can’t do this. This is silly. No way.’ And within days of being out there, I was like, ‘Oh my gosh! I feel like myself 10 years ago. This is me as an individual. This is what I should be doing.’ It has really allowed me to come back home and be a better wife, a better mother, a better worker. It renewed my spirit in everything. If you don’t try you will never know what you have to offer.”
Kelsey Murphy Age
Kelsey Murphy is 33 years old. She is from Indianapolis, Indiana.
Kelsey Murphy Husband
Is Kelsey Murphy married? She is married to her husband, Brandon Murphy. They have three children: a daughter and two sons.
Kelsey Murphy Children
Kelsey and Brandon Murphy have three children: Aniston June Murphy, born on September 6, 2016, Maddox Kapral Murphy, born on November 3, 2018, and Lucas Michael, born on February 17, 2021. She writes on her Instagram bio: “Mom of 3 crazy kids.” In June 2021, Kelsey spoke to the Reporter about the act of balancing a career, her family, and a trip to Los Angeles, where MasterChef was filmed.
“Everything was filmed out in L.A.,” she told The Reporter. “Total filming time ended up being about six weeks total including all the final auditions and completion of filming. We had to take a seven-month break because of COVID.”
“Credit all goes to my husband, Brandon, for handling the kids,” Murphy said. “At the time of filming we only had the two, so there was no infant involved. He ran the household and my in-laws thankfully helped out picking up kids from daycare and stuff like that.”
Kelsey Murphy Family
Kelsey Murphy’s family is Italian on her mother’s side and Polish on her father’s side. She lost her dad in July 2015.
Kelsey Murphy MasterChef Legends Instagram
Kelsey Murphy’s Instagram handle is @kelseylmurphy. Her Instagram bio reads: “Masterchef Season 11. Home cook. Mom of 3 crazy kids. Physical Therapist. Be and do whatever you dream in this life.”
Kelsey Murphy Physical Therapist
Kelsey Murphy is a physical therapist from Fishers.