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Kim Dung "Slim" Huynh was a contestant on Season 1 of MasterChef. She ranked in 9th place.


Slim was known for her dry sense of humor, hatred of Whitney, cluelessness, and arrogance. At the age of 22, Slim was one of the youngest contestants in the season. She was shown to have a promising start in the beginning of the competition, having wowed the judges with her knowledge of Vietnamese cooking during the egg Bootcamp challenge. She also showed some promise, delivering a delicious chicken dish during the Chinese Invention Test utilizing the mandarin oranges, although she did not include the stock, which Gordon was initially drawn to. From there, her lack of knowledge in non-Asian cuisines proved to be her detriment, and it got to the point where she couldn't keep up with the competition and stopped listening to the judge’s advice. This lead to her eventually going home after failing to produce a cohesive dish that featured passionfruit.

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Week 4 In/In
Week 5 Pressure Test
Week 6 In/Low
Week 7 Win
Week 8 In/Eliminated

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  • After her appearance, returned to college to finish her college degree and works part time at a restaurant.


  • She was tied with Whitney for being the youngest contestant in her season, at age 22.
  • She is the first of Vietnamese contestant to compete.
  • She was the first contestant to produce a dish so disliked that Joe would then throw into the trash.
  • She is the first contestant who was saved from Pressure Test Challenge following WhitneyDavidSharoneFaruq in week 7.


  • (After being eliminated) "I accept that I'm leaving MasterChef. I liked what I've learned. I liked what has gone on, good and bad because that made me who I am today. Honestly with this experience, I'm gonna go work in a kitchen and that's gonna keep me from being an amateur cook."


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