What do you spend your downtime doing?
You’re practising in the kitchen, and that in itself takes up so much time. Not to mention the stress – you might have a challenge the next day, but the day before, you’re sourcing all your ingredients, getting them right, making sure everything’s perfect, tasting it … Then if you get it wrong, you’ve got to start all over again.
How is it spending so much time with the other teams?
You’re living in close quarters so you develop close relationships with them. It was amazing to have everybody there, but it was really challenging for me.
What can you say about your romance with Victor?
We had a lot in common. Even though we can both be very outgoing people, we also have a quiet side, and when you’re around so many outgoing people, it was nice to just step away and hang out with somebody you could just be yourself with.
How did it all happen?
It was just this friendship that kind of grew. We were very close friends.