Poh Ling Yeow reveals she felt ashamed of the 'shape of her nose and face' while growing up in Australia

The TV chef makes a heartbreaking revelation about her childhood.

Poh Ling Yeow has been in the spotlight for 11 years - the TV chef skyrocketted to fame after appearing on MasterChef Australia, went on to open her own establishments and even star in her own TV series, titles Poh's Kitchen. 

And despite her confident exterior, the 47-year-old recently revealed that there were moments as a child where she truly wished she was an anglo-saxon Australian.   

"Growing up as a migrant kid I had so few role models. I dreamt of being blonde and blue eyed, fantasised about having long legs and was ashamed of the shape of my nose and my face," she shared on Instagram.

However, Poh, who was born in Malaysia - to two Chinese immigrant parents - has since moved on from her complex, explaining that she is proud of her nationality and her background, too.

Infact, she is happy that she has a platform and the celebrity status to be a role model for fellow children of immigrants.

"But today we get to be this for anyone who’s ever felt on the outer," she wrote alongside a snap featuring fellow chefs, Brendan Pang, Jess Lemon, Khanh Ong and Reynold Poel.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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One thing is for sure - we're all huge fans of Poh and think she is beautiful just the way she is!

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