What Christina Wilson Says What It's Like To Win Hell's Kitchen

Hell's Kitchen is one of those television shows that you simply cannot get enough of. There's everything you need in one place: drama, delicious food, talented chefs, a tough contest, and more. Back during the tenth season in 2012, Chef Christina Wilson got a chance to be on the show and demonstrate her cooking talent, competing with other gifted chefs (via The Morning Call). The chef didn't take this opportunity lightly at all, remarking, "What did I do right in life to have Gordon Ramsay as a mentor?"

Life and her career progressed rather well after her appearance on the show, and she worked at renowned establishments such as Gordon Ramsay Steak in Las Vegas, Gordon Ramsay BurGr, and Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill. Before the show, Wilson didn't receive formal training and taught herself to cook by observing her grandmother in the kitchen and working in a restaurant kitchen when she was still in college. She later held down a couple of jobs as a professional chef before her entry into Hell's Kitchen. 

Wilson came back to the show in season 15. She expressed her gratitude for everything the show has given her so far, stating, "I can't believe that just taking a chance in Hell's Kitchen has transformed me into this. I'm not sure how I got here, but I love being here."

She felt a range of emotions after winning

For Christina Wilson, winning Hell's Kitchen was a game changer that gave her a chance to explore many other opportunities in the culinary space. In an exclusive interview with Mashed, the chef revealed that winning the show was a really intense feeling to experience. When she was asked what was going on in her mind when she was declared the winner, she said, "I remember saying the F-word. It's just one of my mannerisms, my dad does it too, when we laugh or have some kind of emotional reaction, we tend to put our hand on our heart."

She was in a state of disbelief and checked to make sure that there were no unexpected twists or turns and that she really had won. And of course, she felt a sense of pride at having conquered many obstacles to emerge victorious on the show. It was a major confidence boost, too. She explained, "I was super proud. I knew I had given my best and it was very satisfying to know that my best was enough."