Who is new MasterChef Australia judge Sofia Levin? Meet the food critic and blogger

“I'm taking MasterChef as a MasterResponsibility.”
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Sofia Levin is a new name and face in the world of MasterChef Australia, having started as a new judge for the 2024 season.

But fans of the show may be wondering: just who is Sofia Levin? We’ve done some research…

Sofia is constantly travelling and trying new cuisines. (Image: Instagram)

Who is Sofia Levin?

Sofia Levin is a Melbourne-based food critic and journalist, whose motto for her followers is to #EatCuriously.

She has been writing about food for 15 years and also has her own website, The Seasoned Traveller, which is all about celebrating cultural diversity through food. 

Additionally, Sofia has appeared on some TV shows including Postcards and The Cook Up with Adam Liaw.

In her newsletter, the journalist spoke about her latest venture saying: “Of course it’s nerve-racking, but I’m taking MasterChef as a MasterResponsibility.

“Everyone has varying comfort zones and levels of open-mindedness, and I’ve always believed the best versions of people emerge when we expand them. What better place to teach, learn, and grow than on the world’s most popular reality cooking show.”

She is one of the new judges on MasterChef 2024. (Image: Channel 10)

Who is Sofia Levin’s partner?

It is currently unknown whether Sofia is in a relationship, but most recently she was linked to Matt John who runs Sydney eatery Epic Pizza

The pair were engaged and planning their wedding when she spoke to Woman’s Day in 2016.

That same year, reports circulated that the 35-year-old was involved with Today Show presenter Karl Stefanovic just months after his divorce from his first wife Cass.

“It’s not true at all, we’re just friends,” Sofia told Woman’s Day at the time.

The food blogger first met Karl when she starred on a segment on the Today Show alongside celebrity chef Luke Mangan.

“We’re just mates and have stayed in contact since that shoot,” said the Melbourne-based foodie.

Sofia’s fiancé at the time said he found the whole scenario laughable.

“We’re all friends, I’ve hung out with Karl and Sofia together,” he said.

Sofia with her former partner Matt. (Image: Instagram)

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