The sight-impaired Vietnamese-American woman Christine Ha won the title of MasterChef during the show's finale, which aired on the Fox Television Network on Sept. 10 night.

The 33-year-old woman beat out her fellow competitor – Josh Marks, a US Army Contract Specialist from Jackson , Mississippi – to win the title, which was accompanied by a 250,000 USD grand prize and a cookbook deal.

On the Season 3 finale, both Ha and Marks conceptualised and prepared a three-course meal during their two-hour final challenge.

"Christine Ha has the most extraordinary palate, and she really elevated the competition by conceptualising and executing the most stunning dishes," said judge and executive producer Gordon Ramsay.

Ha, who suffers from neuromyelitis optica (NMO) – an autoimmune disorder that affects the optic nerves and spinal chord, causing her vision loss about 10 years ago – wowed the judges in the first audition with a signature Vietnamese dish, catfish braised in a clay pot. She has touched viewers both with her inspirational story and her immense passion for cooking.-VNA