Last Modified On: 5th October, 2020, 1:47 AM

Melissa Leong is a famous American freelance food writer, travel writer, television presenter, consultant, radio broadcaster, and cookbook editor, who is now on the headlines for being the new judge of MasterChef Australia 2020.

She joined the show along with other new judges, Andy Allen and Jock Zonfrillo. The three new judges also grabbed huge attention after the show’s views called them boring.

Quick Facts

Birth Name Melissa Leong
Birth Date 1982
Age 38
Birthplace Sydney, Australia
Zodiac Sign Update Soon
Nationality Australian
Ethnicity Asian
Height 5 feet 3 inches
Parents Not Disclosed
Siblings N/A
Married/ Husband Joe Jones
Children No
Net Worth $800 thousand

Started Working As A Professional Make-up Artist

Before getting into the culinary profession, Melissa started her professional career journey working as a professional make-up artist with Clinique and MAC. Her first placement was with Cleo Magazine.

Melissa then ended up working for buying tech company, where she got a chance to spend most of her time traveling to Asia for her work purpose. She even worked in advertising and has worked for companies like The Works, Singleton Ogilvy Interactive. She previously served producing and copywriter for brands like LG, Coca Cola, and Nokia.

The 39 years old television personality has written for publications like News.com.au, Delicious Magazine, The Guardian, and others. She has edited around five cookbooks. As a television personality, she recently finished filming The Chef’s Line for SBS’s second season.

The chef also served for a food industry PR consultancy that lasted for five years.

Melissa Leong Net Worth: $800 thousand

The very talented Melissa has worked into multi-professions. She earns a huge amount of money being a cookbook editor, food writer, television presenter, consultant, travel writer, radio broadcaster, judging career, and many.

As Melissa is secretive, she did not open up much about her earnings and salary. However, many sources have confirmed that she a multi-millionaire. A couple of years ago, her net worth was $800 thousand.

There is no hidden fact that the former MasterChef judges like Gary Mehigan, Matt Preston, and George Calombaris earned a salary of $1 million. She might also be making in the same range.

Melissa Leong Husband: Joe Jones

The 5 feet 4 inches tall, Melissa is a married woman. She is married to her husband, Joe Jones. As per sources, they dated for a very long time before getting engaged and turning their relationship to marriage.

The chef, however, did not mention anything in detail regarding their marriage ceremony. They also did not reveal any plans of welcoming any child.

Short Wiki-like Bio

Melissa was born in 1980 and is currently 39/40 years old. She was born in Sydney, Australia. She holds dual nationalities; Australian-Singaporean and belongs to the Asian ethnicity. The chef follows Christianity.

About her educational background, she completed high school from The Inaburra School, which is a Baptist private school. She has an undergraduate double degree from Sydney University in Economics and Social Sciences.

Melissa is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs around 56 kg. Her eye color is dark brown, and her hair color is dark brown. Wheras, she wears a shoe size of 6.5. She has a tattoo on her right hand.

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