Great British Bake Off's Kim-Joy: Her nationality, age, job, Instagram and other facts

23 October 2018, 14:48 | Updated: 23 October 2018, 14:51

Kim Joy
Picture: Channel 4

By Tom Eames

Who is Bake Off 2018 contestant Kim-Joy? Her background and career revealed as she continues her baking journey.

The talented baker has become one of the favourites for this year's Bake Off crown, and here are all the big facts:

  1. What is Kim-Joy's nationality and who are her parents?

    Kim-Joy was born in Belgium and raised in London by an English father and Malaysian-Chinese mother.

    She then moved to Leeds, where she now lives with her partner.

    Kim-Joy is the only baker in her family, and says that she didn’t have the confidence to try out for a place on the show until this year.

    “My friends have always wanted me to apply, but I didn’t feel confident enough to apply until this year,” she says. “I went into the tent mostly for myself to see if I could do it!”

  2. How old is Kim-Joy and what is her job?

    Kim-Joy is 27 years-old, and she works as a Mental Health Specialist.

  3. Is Kim-Joy on Instagram?

    She is indeed! You can follow her @kimjoyskitchen.

    View this post on Instagram

    Looking forward to the next episode of Bake Off! I’ve been making this fruit tart today, with a delicious mango-cardamon jam glaze. It’s so nice to bake whatever I want and with no time limits, and to have a million cups of teas whilst I’m arranging fruit! Me and Nabil are going to chill this evening, eat fruit tart, and re-watch my favourite film, Mary and Max 💖 (if you haven’t seen this film do check it out- it is so sad, funny, dark and uplifting all at the same time)!!! . . . . #baking #gbbo #gbbo2018 #homebaker #bake #thegreatbritishbakeoff #thegreatbritishbakingshow #yum #kimjoy #fruittart #food #fruit #cremepatissiere #tart #ilovebaking #baker #delicious #bakeoff #homemade #homebaking #custard #amateurbaker

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Meet the 2018 Bake Off stars:

- Rahul

- Manon

- Jon

- Dan

- Briony

- Kim-Joy

- Ruby