NS 그레이트 브리티시 베이킹 쇼 is known for featuring some of the most-talented amateur bakers around. 하지만 이번 시즌, one of them especially has fans abuzz.
Will Chirag “치그” Parmar has become a fan favorite on the 사랑받는 Netflix 배급 시리즈 그의 노련한 베이킹과 기절할 만한 미소 덕분에.
A 40-year-old sales manager from Leicestershire, 영국, Parmar only started baking last year while in lockdown during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
His family and friends inspired him to get into the kitchen, he’s said — though he learned how to produce complex bakes and perfect intricate chocolate work not from them but from carefully studying online videos (and practicing a lot).
“I have taken one of the biggest risks in my life,” he wrote on Instagram in September, when his casting was announced. “I started a new hobby at the beginning of lockdown and then, decided to go on GBBO 2021 to show everyone what I have learnt. I had one of the best experiences of my life and met unbelievable people. Can’t wait for everyone to see my journey.”
Despite clearly having a natural skill, landing a spot on the 그레이트 브리티시 베이킹 쇼 was far from a guarantee.
“I never believed I would actually make it on the show,” Parmar told Leicester Mercury, adding that it took a bit to sink in that he had been cast. “Walking into the tent for the first time, it really hit home the fact that I would be on the show.”
“I was over the moon to have been selected as a contestant,” Parmar shared. “The hard part was keeping it secret given how excited I was to be on the show.”
He has been soaring in the competition so far, even earning the coveted “Star Baker” title during Dessert Week.
Biscuit Week was also a high for Parmar. For his showstopper, he made a snooker table out of spiced gingerbread, topping it with balls crafted from marshmallow fondant. Judge Prue Leith described the creation as “완벽한.”
아직, Parmar is still new to this, 그리고 말했다 Leicester Mercury that there are “areas for improvement” in his bakes.
“I believe I can learn and improve my skills and I am keen to continue to learn more,” 그는 말했다.
Asked for his strengths, Parmar listed “baking with chocolate,” 그의 “attention to detail,” 그리고 그의 “organizational skills.”
Viewers list another strength: his good looks.
“This guy often looks like he has the weight of the world on his shoulders. 그 다음에, 갑자기, he does this smile and EVERYTHING is okay,” one viewer eloquently put it.
It’s unclear if Parmar is single. 그는 말했다 Leicester Mercury that when he is not working on his baking he spends time with his nephews.
He also is a bit of a thrill-seeker, relishing in “high-octane activities such as bouldering, skydiving, and trekking,” 콘센트에 따라.
지금까지, Parmar has already completed the Three Peaks Challenge in Yorkshire. After baking, he has his sights set on conquering Kilimanjaro. 지금 저것 deserves a Paul Hollywood handshake.
New episodes of the 그레이트 브리티시 베이킹 쇼 air on Netflix every Friday.