Gigi Hadid Wins MasterChef Celebrity Showdown: ‘I Tried a New Burger Every Week to Find My Favorite’

01/19/2016 at 11:59 AM ET

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Gigi Hadid‘s love of burgers helped the supermodel win Monday night’s MasterChef Celebrity Showdown.

Completing against friend and fellow Victoria Secret’s model Devon Windsor, Hadid cooked her signature “Gigi Burger” with pickled jalapeños and crispy onions. (This should come as no surprise as Hadid’s mantra is “eat clean to stay fit, and eat a burger to stay sane!”)

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“The first year that I lived in New York I tried a new burger every week to find my favorite burger,” she told judges Gordon Ramsay and Christina Tosi. “So I’m going to make a burger tonight, but a very special one.”

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As to what made her burger so special, Hadid said, “[It] has a lot of levels. On the bottom level is special sauce, mayo, ketchup, pickles, cheese, pickled jalapeños, and then crispy onions seasoned with salt and five spice.”

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Sound good? Well the judges seemed to thing so. “Gigi, your burger is  f—g delicious,” said Ramsay of the “adventurous” and “perfect” medium-cooked burger (which Hadid also paired with homemade chips). Added Tosi: “I love that you can see the ketchup and mayo oozing down to the bottom. It’s perfectly juicy. Your execution was done to a t.”

Gigi HadidCourtesy Fox

And although Tosi said Windsor “nailed” her dish (squid ink spaghetti with shrimp), which Ramsay also called “beautiful, delicious and really accomplished,” Hadid still won by a “slight margin.”

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The win also marked a milestone in the model’s career. “I love cooking. I’ve loved cooking my whole life. I’m the biggest foodie ever. When I first signed my contract with my modeling management I said that the two things I want are a Vogue cover and to be on MasterChef,” she said.

Mission complete.

–Michelle Ward Trainor

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

Whatever the discomfort and despite the problem of Saturday night feverishness, discomaniacs report one major advantage of the plastic pants: no laundry bills. To keep Berliner’s see-through jeans clear, all the wearer needs is a little Windex.

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She looks like someone…Kate Hudson mixed with someone else…

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some times cooking makes to many people happy every time world

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