Marja Vongerichten is the host of the 2011 PBS television series about Korean food and culture titled Kimchi Chronicles.
Marja was born in Korea to a Korean mother and an American soldier. She was later adopted at the age of 3 by a Virginia family in 1979. Later in life, she reunited with her birth mother in New York.
She was Miss District of Columbia Teen USA 1991 (as Marja Allen) and has worked as an actress and model.
Marja’s husband is world renown chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
(Picture courtesy of KoreAm/Frappé Inc.)