Gabriel Coronel has proved that he can woo the ladies singing, show off his bad boy side in acting and now, a king in the kitchen, as he’s crowned the winner of “Top Chef Estrellas.”
It’s been an intense eight weeks in Telemundo’s reality TV show, where Coronel’s cooking skills topped those of competing stars such as Sissy Fleitas, Henry Santos and Maripily Rivera.
During season’s two final episode on Sunday night, Coronel and Mexican TV host Judith Grace were the last two standing in front of the tough judges. Ultimately, he took the title due to his talents as a cook.
I cant believe it! I am completely happy and grateful, it was a great learning process and I’ll never forget this wonderful experience,” said Coronel after his big win.
As the new winner of “Top Chef Estrellas,” the Venezuelan actor and singer was granted $50,000, in addition to $10,000 he received in previous challenges.
His whopping $60K cash prize will all go for the non-profit foundation “Amigos For Kids,” whose mission is to help prevent child abuse and maltreatment.
I feel very proud knowing that I will bring smiles to many children and look forward to celebrating with them soon!,” he said regarding “Amigos For Kids” foundation.
Now we know that Coronel has the looks, the talent, the cooking specialty and a big heart –clearly making him our #mcm.
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But we already knew this from the time we interviewed him at VOXXI, where he said the keys to success are: Consistency, discipline, responsibility, punctuality, and knowledge.
We have a feeling he applied all of these on “Top Chef Estrellas,” but with a lot of sal, pimienta and sazon.