Masterchef Australia – Christina A Former Drug Addict
In the I never would have picked this one files, Christina from Masterchef has revealed to TV WEEK that she is a former heroin addict and how she nearly died.
In what is a compelling read in TV WEEK she says that it started in her final year in high school and that is how she blew her education.
Due to blog/media etiquette I won’t put the whole interview here but just some excerpts.
The article says:
Christina was first exposed to the drug by a former friend. When the pair moved in together, her addiction worsened.
It was her rapid weight loss that first alerted her mother to the problem.
Christina says “Mum hadn’t seen me in ages and she came to visit and I was really skinny. She drove me to the hopsital and that’s when I came clean and told her that I was addicted to heroin.”
Because her mum worked full time the decision was made for her to live with her aunt and uncle to attempt to get clean.
She says “It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I detoxed with no pain medication, I just sat in my aunt’s guest bedroom, alone and slowly fought the addiction. I didn’t eat for a week; the pain of the heroin was too much.”
It seems her murky past has not make have anything but an optimistic outlook or future.