Masterchef Australia – The Monikers They Have Been Given May Need To Be Tweaked
The Masterchef publicity machine is starting to crank up and in today’s Sunday Telegraph there was a small article in the Sunday Telegraph about the contestant who has been given the moniker of ’50’s housewife.
What I did find amusing is in fact she is divorce, and is now in a lesbian relationship something that would have been quite hidden in the 1950’s. Props to Masterchef Australia for again showcasing diversity but maybe they should have called Christina Batista Retro Domestic Goddess.
The article says:
And NSW competitor Christina Batista hopes her appearance on MasterChef Australia can have an impact on the same-sex marriage debate. Batista left her husband and the father of her two children for her lesbian lover, Kate.
“It was Kate’s idea for me to come on the show,” Batista tells us. ” She knows I’m an open book. Anything I have done in my life, I have made those choices.”
Batista says she doesn’t believe in regrets. “It would be really nice for the general public to see an alternative family and realise that we’re just the same as your standard nuclear family,” she said.
“The love that I have for Kate is just like the love that they would have for their husband or wife. I would absolutely love to be able to stand up there one day ad make my wedding vows in front of my family and friends.”
Batista also reveals her nine-year-old son Damian was diagnosed with autism just over a year ago.
The article also says almost half of the 22 contestant’s have faced personal hardship and tragedy. Another NSW contestant Vern Fitzgerald quit his job to care for his mother before she died of cancer in 2008.
A quick Google revealed an long forgotten Twitter account of Christina’s and I did have to laugh at this tweet and I bet she is hoping viewers won’t be saying this of her while they are watching the show.