Kesley Murphy is the titleholder of season 11 of Masterchef: Legends. Her culinary and her family life has been an interest ever since she has been announced the winner of the show.
Learn more about her age, details on her husband and kids with this Kelsey Murphy [Masterchef: Legends] Bio.
Kelsey Murphy On Masterchef: Legends
Kelsey Murphy joined Masterchef: Legends season 11 with 14 other best home cooks in America. She had announced her participation in the competition in June 2021.
After ranking up through challenges on different episodes, Kelsey ended up reaching the top three spot sharing it with Autumn Moretti and Suu Khin. But, Kelsey Murphy won the season’s title and pocketed a $250,000 grand prize, a complete Viking Kitchen and kitchen tools, and Bakeware products from OXO.
Talking about her winning strategy, Kelsey shared that it was to stick with all she did all season and focus on her food, on strong technique and simplicity in the presentation, and the beauty of the presentation.
Kelsey won the two-hour finale with a four-course meal which initially was assigned as three courses. She showcased her philosophy, modern fine dining. Her menu included A canape of beef tartare on toasted brioche crostini, topped with fried caper; an appetizer of lobster and crab ravioli with blood orange and saffron nage topped with caviar; an entrée of crispy skin duck breast with a honey nut puree, a cherry bigarade sauce, endives, and pearl onions; and a dessert of blueberry and lavender panna cotta with lemon curd, lemon sable and cookie crumble.
Kelsey Murphy Age: How Old Is She?
Kelsey Murphy turned 34 years old in June of 2021. She celebrates her birthday on 26 June. This made her a Cancer by zodiac sign.
Her Family, Hometown
Kelsey Murphy (maiden name Kapral) was born to her father Dennis Kapral and her mother Paula Kapral in West Springs, Illinois, Chicago, United States. She is of Italian-Polish heritage.
Hailing from his hometown of South Side of Chicago, Dennis attended and graduated from St. Rita High School as the class of 1969. Later, he enrolled and graduated from the University of Illinois as a class of 73.
He and his wife Paula married happily for 37 years until his death on 23 July 2015 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Before his death, he and his wife along with his family lived 30 years of their life in West Springs.
Paula, his wife, earned her high school education from Thornridge High School. Later on, she attended and graduated from Western Illinois University in 1973. Allegedly, she worked as Chiropractic Assistant at Healing Arts Centre.
According to the IG post from 5 March 2021, Kelsey’s father, Dennis would’ve turned 70 years old had he not died early.
Growing up, Kelsey looked up to her elder sister Kristen ‘Kiki’ Kapral. Kiki is married to her husband Brad and lives in Chicago, Illinois. She earned her BA degree in Telecommunication, Design, and Production, from Indiana University Bloomington in 2007. She also joined Northwestern University and graduated in 2019.
Kiki worked as Writer’s Production Intern at The LATE SHOW with David Letterman, executive assistant followed by celebrity talent and casting assistant at VH1, casting co-ordinator at Warner Bros, Television, and Sr. Talent Agent at Gray Talent Group since April 2013.
Kiki’s clients have worked on movies and TV series such as “The Politician” (Netflix), “Magnum PI” (CBS), “The Bold Type” (Freeform), “Assisted Living” (BET), “Penny Dreadful” (Showtime), “This Is Us” (NBC), “Veep” (HBO), “Better Call Saul” (AMC), “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon), “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC), “Grace & Frankie” (Netflix), “Lovecraft Country” (HBO), and many more.
In addition, in August 2019, Kiki also opened her own Kiki’s Sandbar in the Florida Keys.
Kelsey Murphy Height: How Tall Is She?
Kelsey Murphy stands tall at a moderate height of 5 feet 7.5 inches (1.71 meters).
Trivia: Kelsey Murphy contracted COVID-19 while she was pregnant with her third child.
Her Social Media Reach
Kelsey has two Instagram account. Her account (@kelseylmurphy) had 13.5k followers and 531 posts in total. Her second IG (@themurphymama) earned 115 followers with 6 posts in total. She is also on Facebook, but less active compared to Instagram.
Kelsey Murphy Net Worth
Masterchef: Legends winner Kelsey Murphy must have a total net worth of at least $600 thousand.
Kelsey Murphy’s first memory of being in a kitchen was when she was 2 and a half years old in her grandmother’s house. Her grandmother sat her up on the counter and encouraged her to make whatever she wanted to. Coming from a Polish and Italian family also helped her culinary career, as the food was the other language they spoke.
When Kelsey went to college, she started honing her cooking skills and sharpened her individuality. As a self-taught cook, she learned from food TV and learning from cookbooks.
But, as Kelsey shared with Parade, she honed her skills from the mentality that she had to cook quickly and follow the recipes, during home-cooking. Cooking for her kids and her husband actually made her get better and able to compete in Masterchef: Legends.
When she is not wearing an apron, Kelsey Murphy works as a physical therapist. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School and then graduated in 2012. She has her practice in Indianapolis and has over 9 years of experience in the field.
Kelsey Murphy Husband
Kelsey Murphy is married to her husband Brandon Murphy. They said their “I Dos” in September 2013 in front of their friends and families.
On their 6th anniversary in 2019, Kelsey wrote on her Instagram, “6 years ago today we Brandon and I had the party of a lifetime after we started our lives together. Our party today (Aniston’s 3rd Bday Party) night look a little different, but I wouldn’t trade the bounce houses, balloons and streamers for anything. All the chaos and Capri Sun is just a reflection of the beautiful life we are living 💕 Happy Anniversary Babe”
The married couple shard three kids; a daughter named Aniston June Murphy (born on 5 September 2016), and two younger sons, Maddox Kapral Murphy (born 3 November 2018, 8:24 pm, 6lb 3oz, 20 inches), and Lucas Michael Murphy (Born 17 February 2021, 11:54 PM, 6lbs 2 oz, 18.5 inches).
The family also has a dog named Kota.
As a proud mother, Kelsey shares information about her children on her socials. Her husband also works as a physical therapist.