Who is Khan Ong?​ Meet the kitchen whiz turned resident I’m A Celebrity chef

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Australians were first introduced to Khan Ong in the kitchen – the MasterChef kitchen that is. Appearing in the 2018 season, the then-25-year-old Melbourne DJ battled it out until the semi-finals in which he was inevitably eliminated.

More recently, TV-watchers have been introduced to the hilarious personality on the 2024 season of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia. But what has he been up to in between? Here, we recap everything you need to know about kitchen whiz and Australian media personality Khan Ong.

Khanh is the celebrity chef on I’m A Celebrity 2024.
(Image: Instagram)

Khan Ong’s reality TV history

Khanh Ong has made quite an impression on the reality TV landscape with his dynamic presence and culinary prowess. Initially rising to fame on MasterChef Australia, Khanh showcased his cooking skills and vibrant personality, making him a fan favourite.

Following his MasterChef stint, Ong took his adventurous spirit to Australian Survivor: Blood vs Water, where he competed alongside his sister, Amy Ong. While he was voted out on day 27, the jungle survival skills he picked up during the 2022 would certainly come in handy later…

Expanding his presence in the world of television, Khanh Ong became the host of his own cooking show, Khanh Ong’s Wild Food, on SBS Food in 2023. This series combines his love for cooking with adventure, as he explores Australia’s regional produce and unique culinary offerings.

Khanh competed on MasterChef season ten.
(Image: Ten)

Most recently, Khanh has entered the South African jungle for the 2024 season of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! Australia.

Khanh Ong’s cookbook

As the MasterChef-to-real-life pipeline often operates, Khanh Ong released his own cookbook in 2020, titled ‘A Gay Guy’s Guide to Life Love Food’.

The book includes over 70 recipes inspired by his Vietnamese heritage, accompanied  by his signature tongue-in-cheek humour and relatable life and dating anecdotes.

Who is Khanh Ong dating?

Speaking of dating… as of April 2024, it is believed that Khanh Ong is single.

Despite keeping much of his dating life private, the media personality did reveal that he leans away from traditional monogamy and that he is focusing on his career in an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald.

“I dated a guy for a year in 2019. We weren’t exclusive, but when we decided to make it exclusive, he ended up cheating,” he shared.

While not much else is known about his dating life, his platonic relationship with former The Bachelor Matt Agnew certainly provides fodder for heartwarming friendship goals.

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