In the Season 7 premiere of MasterChef Junior, celeb chefs Gordon Ramsay, Christina Tosi and Aarón Sanchez meet the new Top 24 junior home cooks. The new kids on the block will need to prove that they can elevate classic breakfast and lunch dishes and make a perfect banana split in record time. One of the most memorable chefs is 10-year-old Ivy, aka “Little Chef Ivy”. She is a little person who has achondroplasia, a bone growth disorder that causes disproportionate dwarfism. People with achondroplasia (like reality TV star and producer Terra Jolé of Little Women: Los Angeles), are short in stature with an average sized torso and short limbs. It’s the most common type of disproportionate dwarfism.
While wearing her signature fedora hat with her long braids, Ivy has been creating a movement to change the way restaurants feed their kid patrons. She’s tired of the standard kids’ menu – chicken fingers, burgers, pasta, hot dogs – and how the food makes her feel (bloated, unhappy). She wants healthier alternatives — and not at adult prices. We think she can do it! MasterChef Junior airs Tuesdays at 8 pm on FOX. [Stream any FOX show through the FOX NOW: Live & On Demand app here. Download is FREE.]