Maisam Algirgeet might be the youngest in The Great British Bake Off 2022, but she’s already one of the most popular bakers in the season. Her drive for doing things multiple times until perfect was appreciated by many, and this might also become the reason she wins the show.
Let’s get to know her better over this Maisam Algirgeet Bio.
Maisam Algirgeet On Great British Bake Off 2022
The awaited season 13 of The Great British Bake Off finally premiered on September 13, 2022, after several changes to its programming schedule — following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
So, as always, 12 participants including Maisam Algirgeet took it to the kitchen to try and impress the judges — Dame Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood — meanwhile also trying their best to learn from the scrutiny. Because if they don’t, by the end of the first 90-minute episode, they might just be the next contestant to get sent home while the best is crowned “Star Baker.”
Recalling the filming process, Maisam shared that she felt “lucky and grateful” to have shared this amazing experience with the best bunch. And her humility and gratefulness were greatly appreciated by her co-stars and even the viewers — placing her as the 4th most popular contestant right after the first episode.
Rebs was at the top of the list then.
So, what was her game plan? Well, she intended to charm the judges with her favorite flavors inspired by her Mediterranean heritage — which included the tang of olives, the sweetness of dates, and the nuttiness of sesame seeds. But she knew it was going to take a lot more than just flavors to win over these tough judges.
Joining Maisam for the 13th installment of GBBO were his co-stars — Dawn (IT manager), James (nuclear scientist), Janusz (personal assistant to a head teacher), Kevin (music teacher), Abdul (baker), Maxy (architectural assistant), Rebs (baker), Sandro (baker), Carole (supermarket cashier), Syabria (baker), and Will (DIY enthusiast and former charity boss).
For those of you who don’t know, unlike other cooking shows, GBBO offered no cash prize, rather just flowers and a cake stand.
Maisam Algirgeet Job
Maisam Algirgeet is a sales assistant. But this is only her part-time job. Someday, she hopes to have a career in interior design.
Now, talking about her passion for baking, the GBBO star has been making cakes ever since she was 13. Intrigued by the science required to get a bake right, Maisam claimed that she’s only gotten better over time, and will continue to do so until her hands couldn’t bake anymore.
Her baking strategy includes working slowly and steadily and learning from her mistakes. Also, she believes cake baking is artful as much as it is scientific. And we couldn’t agree more. Baking requires fairly exact measurement, and often by weight, not just volume. Sautes, braises, soups, etc., are very forgiving, you can tweak them and let the flavors mingle in the fridge overnight.
No wonder, she lets her cakes cool completely before decorating and only then spreads the workout over a few days.
As for her education, Maisam was set to graduate from The Manchester Metropolitan University in Jun 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in interior design.
Prior to that, Maisam received her A-level degree in Photography, Spanish, and Graphic design from Salford City College Group – Pendleton School Creative Arts in 2021.
Yes, she’s interested in photography and is a fluent Spanish speaker. But that’s not the only foreign language she speaks. Infact, she has already mastered Arabic, Amazigh, and Turkish, and hoped to master two more by the time she turns 20.
Trivia: Salford City College Group – Pendleton School Creative Arts was proud of their student Maisam for the courage to participate in The Great British Bake Off 2022. Rooting for her, they even promoted Maisam on their official IG page @pendletonschoolofcreativearts.
Is Maisam Algirgeet On Instagram?
Yes, as of September 2022, find Maisam on Instagram @la.maisam with 1K followers.
Most of her posts then featured her bakery items and GBBO promotions.
Maisam Algirgeet Age
Maisam Algirgeet was 18 years of age when she appeared on The Great British Bake Off in 2022.
She was the youngest contestant that season.
On the other hand, Dawn (60 then) was the oldest.
Fun Fact: Maisam was just a year older to take the title of the youngest contestant to ever appear on GBBO. The record was held by Martha (who was 17 when she appeared on the baking show in 2014).
Maisam Algirgeet Family
Maisam Algirgeet comes from a Libyan family.
She and her parents moved to Cornwall, England in 2013.
Sadly, we have no information about her siblings.
How Tall Is Maisam Algirgeet?
Maisam Algirgeet stands tall at a hegiht under 5 feet 3 inches (160 cm).
Mentioning her distinct features, Maisam has dark hair, brown eyes, and a lean body.
Where Does Maisam Algirgeet Reside?
As of 2022, Maisam resided in Greater Manchester Area, UK.
But originally, was born in Libia and raised in Cornwall, England.
Holding on to her roots, Maisam even wore a hijab when she appeared on The Great British Bake Off in 2022. And for this, she was receiving support from the Mediterranean.
When Is Maisam Algirgeet Birthday?
Maisam didn’t reveal her birthday.