Season 1 Episode 4: Jackie M, Chef and Youtube sensation
Jackie M is an expert on South-East Asian cuisine and has a whopping 1.9 million followers from around the world. She is a TV presenter, writer and pioneer of live video streaming, having broadcast the first of what would become a weekly cooking show back in 2012.
Jackie moved to Australia at the age of 17, studied IT and learnt multiple languages including French, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Hakka, Cantonese and more.
After experimenting with recipes and running stalls at weekend markets, she eventually made the life-changing decision to ditch her IT career and follow full-time in the footsteps of her street-food vendor parents. She hasn’t looked back since.
Jackie is also a proud sole parent to Noah, who was born with Down syndrome and a number of life-threatening conditions that saw him spend the first 7 months of his life in hospital. Through her public profile Jackie hopes to raise awareness of people with Down syndrome, and to inspire parents of sick children to see that life can be a blessing despite the challenges they face every day.