Like so many people caught up in the juggernaut that was the first season of Masterchef , I fell a little in love with its first winner Julie Goodwin. She was a beautiful cook, loving Mum and so relatable. Her amazing success from that winning moment years ago does not seem to have changed her warm and very real personality in any way. Every time I see her in a cooking segment on the Today Show she continues to shine in the same natural and unaffected way she did when she nervously first appeared on TV. It has made me respect and admire her.