Justin Narayan wins Masterchef 2021 – but it's his classic youth pastor ways we love most
Western Australian youth pastor Justin Narayan (27 years) took out the title of Australian Masterchef 2021 last night – smashing a 5-hour pressure test to triumph over fellow-competitors Kishwar Chowdhury (38) and Pete Campbell (36).
Yet while Justin’s win was the cherry on top of a great two-episode Grand Finale, Justin has actually kept Christian viewers smiling for months now, simply by displaying so many of the classic youth pastor traits we all know and love.
Here’s just a handful of our favourite Justin-the-youth-pastor moments.
In a world of fancy foodies, Justin was super down-to-earth
In fact, he was actually a bit of a dork
He managed to steal the moment without even trying
And you could always count on Justin to bring the pop culture references
Like all youth pastors, he made the occasional mistake of choosing fun over smart
But he wasn’t afraid of laughing at himself
And his humour was just So. Dang. Meme-able.
Justin’s was a classic hero’s journey – from weird underdog to fancy food guy
He brought the deep stuff when it was needed … kinda
And was a natural team leader
Justin even got himself a sidekick/bestie/brother/ partner-in-crime called Pete
And while Justin attempted a little trash talk …
He was just as pumped about other people’s wins – especially if it was bestie Pete
Even in the final round of the Grand Finale (with 250k in prize money on the table) Justin was talking up his competitors
When Justin won he hyped the crowd into doing a weird cheer thing
And then went back to being his usual, humble self – stoked on life, grateful to God