We love a good Cinderella story, and it doesn’t get any more Cinderella than Nadiya Hussain’s rise to fame.
Nadiya is an English cooking guru, known for her unique recipes and bubbly personality, but that hasn’t always been her story. Growing up in a traditional Muslim family, Nadyia was married by the age of 19 and had three children by 27. She loved her family and her life, but she looked for new avenues to express herself.
Then The Great British Bakeoff came along and Nadiya was a natural talent in the kitchen, so she decided to take a chance and try out for the 2015 season. Not only was she accepted, but she got all the way to the top and won in the season’s finale!
Nadiya’s phenomenal success in the show launched her to stardom in Britain. She’s now a world-famous chef and has hosted several shows, written a book, and appeared as a guest on countless talk shows.
Why’s Nadiya is so popular? That’s an easy question to answer. She makes the most delicious, easy to follow recipes. She has a special knack for taking a traditional dish and giving it her own special twist. But more than that, she’s a lovely, warm and welcoming person. Watching her cook, even on TV, makes us feel right at home. Check out some of her delicious meals down below!