You're almost certain to be judged when you go on a reality show. And for MasterChef Australia contestant Chloe Carroll, her time on TV has been no exception.
The 28-year-old nutritionist tells TV WEEK she's struggled with the negative comments she's received on social media since the show aired.
"A lot of people have been judging me because I'm a nutritionist," Chloe reveals.
"They're surprised I've been making desserts and things that haven't been particularly healthy."
The Queensland mother-of-two says she's been shocked by how many people expect her to only "eat clean" due to her profession.
"I don't think I'm a very pushy person when it comes to what people should be eating," Chloe says.
"I'm all about trying to get people to eat more veggies, thinking about what they put in their meals.
"People should be able to enjoy life without feeling guilty."
Thankfully, Chloe – who says she'd like to open her own cooking school one day – has had her family and friends to call on and support her when times get tough.
"I put my career aspirations and dreams on hold so my partner could accomplish his," she says. "So they just overwhelmingly want me to follow my dreams.
"I like to think of myself as resilient – I bounce back and persevere through difficult situations. That's exactly what I plan to do."
MasterChef Australia airs Monday to Thursday, and Sunday, 7:30pm, Network Ten.
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Australian Women's WeeklyFeb 14, 2019