What you see is what you get with Sarah Knights.
The 27-year-old won many fans on MasterChef: The Professionals because of her humility in the kitchen, but is she really as likeably meek off the screen? You bet.
During a phone interview just days before the final, Knights admits she isn't a confident person.
"Gee, I've actually been watching the episodes, and I've thought 'Oh my God, Sarah' because in the first few episodes I've tried to keep my head down so low, concentrating so much, that it looks like I've got a triple chin," she laughs.
"I'm not a confident person.
"I'm humble and happy that I'm perceived as who I am on the show."
In Sunday night's final of the show, Knights missed out on the $200,000 and a round-the-world trip, which was won by Rhys Badcock
Knights says, regardless of the outcome, the show is another point on the massive learning curve she has experienced since leaving Old Erowal Bay at the age of 18.
"In all honesty, I just wanted to leave school," Knights says of how she started her career as a chef with an apprenticeship at age 15.
"I came from a really big family, so I was always hanging around the kitchen.
"It came natural. I cooked dinner for everyone from a young age."
After risking the move to Sydney, where she knew no-one, Knights found her way into working at Peter Doyle's est. restaurant.
"There were times when I felt like throwing it in, but I wouldn't change it because it's made me who I am.
"The best advice [for aspiring chefs], speaking from what I've done, is to get into a good restaurant at a young age and learn while you're young enough to take it all in."
After working in Sydney, Knights moved onto the UK, where she met her partner Scott Wade, before working as a private chef with Wade on a super yacht in the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
But after a few years on the seas the couple decided to return to Sydney. When the MasterChef opportunity arose, Knights had no hesitation in deciding to quit the job she had taken up in Sydney six weeks earlier, to enjoy the chance to learn from Marco Pierre White on the show.
"I'm amazed that it [Masterchef] even happened. I didn't want fame, For me, it was the cooking."Knights says the show was one of the toughest challenges in her career and the three months of filming had felt like three years.
"It was challenging for me to keep my nerve," she says.