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'Top Chef' Winner Kristen Kish Comes Out On Instagram

04/01/2014 03:01 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

"Top Chef" champion Kristen Kish has come out in a unique and subtle way.

The South Korean-born chef, who nabbed the "Top Chef" crown in 2013 and currently resides in Boston, uploaded the following image to her Instagram account:

Similarly, she referenced girlfriend Jacqueline Westbrook in a New York Times Magazine article about female chefs on March 30.

"[Westbrook] and Kish have been together nearly a year, but they kept their relationship under wraps at first," Marnie Hanel wrote. "Westbrook, who is the assistant to the Food & Wine editor in chief, Dana Cowin, recalls telling her boss, 'So, you know my friend Kristen? Well, she’s not just my friend.'"

Kish, 30, was adopted by a Michigan couple as a child and raised in the Midwest, The Boston Globe reported.

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