Kim-Joy is best known for her turn on The Great British Bake Off. Her birthday falls on World Baking Day, which she takes as the surest sign there can be that she was born to bake. Born in Belgium to an English father and Malaysian–Chinese mother, she grew up in London, studied in both Bristol and Leeds, and now lives in Leeds with her partner. She has an open attitude to all styles of baking, loving rustic baking just as much as she loves creating cute bakes with an emphasis on detail. But her story is a little more complicated than you might think—she’s an advocate for mental health whose life has taken many turns.

Kim-Joy on IG: @kimjoyskitchen

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