Monica Galetti is known to be a Samoan-born and a New Zealand chef, her hair and blonde appearance did change her identity.
Monica Galetti recently left MasterChef, and she revealed that her primary motivation for leaving MasterChef was to spend more time with her family following her nephew’s diagnosis.
Monica’s nephew is Otis, who was diagnosed with a desmoplastic small round cell tumor, a rare and aggressive cancer that causes abdominal masses.
Monica indulged in controversy for changing her hair color and appearance to trying to become blonde despite being of Samoan descent.
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Galetti angrily criticized the show’s all-white, male finale, calling it ‘insulting’ to her. Viewers on social media have slammed the BBC Two cookery show in recent weeks for its perceived lack of diversity.
The cookery show’s finalists have all been white men for the fourth time in six years.
Monica is leaving the show, not because of criticism she received about her personality but to take care of her nephew Otis who has cancer.
Monica said she and Otis are very close because he is the same age as her daughter Anas, 14, whom she shares with her husband, David.
‘We’ve been told it’s not a cure,’ Monica said of Otis’ chemotherapy treatment. It’s just to buy us some time.’
Monica Galetti has announced that she is leaving the BBC Masterchef show to reunite with her family and husband. On the other hand, she will meet her nephew Otis, who is 14 years old and battling cancer in New Zealand.
Doctors had given him three months, but she revealed that they are hoping to enroll him in a clinical trial for which they are raising funds.
She was able to fly out for a week this month after the pandemic prevented her from visiting him in New Zealand.
‘It was so important to be with my older aunts and uncles,’ she said. It felt incredible to be able to do that. I’d also like to spend some time with Otis.
She said she had to make the difficult decision for her own mental health because “it was getting very dark” as she tried to fit everything into her hectic schedule.