Jasmine Stewart, a sixth-grader, took home the MasterChef trophy as well as a $100,000 grand prize.

MasterChef Junior, the hugely popular youth cooking competition show, crowned a new champion, and she’s a 12-year-old student at Atlanta.

“This is the biggest moment of my entire life. Who would ever think a little girl from Milton, Georgia would ever win “MasterChef Junior?” said an elated Jasmine, moments after winning the final round of the competition.

Jasmine’s final task of the competition was to prepare a three-course meal. This time, renowned chef Wolfgang Puck and Martha Stewart helped judge the dishes.
While Jasmine’s made a scallop and white fish appetizer and lobster tail entree received high marks, it was her dessert — the sticky rum cake with pineapple chips — that helped secure her victory. Tosi said she could open a pastry shop and just sell the sticky rum cake, it was that good.

But this win almost didn’t happen. When Jasmine first went out for the show, she made her way from ‘Top 40’ to ‘Top 20’ to ‘Top 12’ before being eliminated. But it was her second time around that applied everything she learned from the first go round.

She described the biggest lesson learned was “not second guessing myself and staying confident in what I was doing.”