• Ariel Contreras-Fox was born in Santa Cruz, California, USA on October 31, 198•
• She is a chef and TV personality, best known for participating in the reality TV show ‘Hell’s Kitchen’.
• She won the show’s 18th season and was offered work as a chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant.
• She is married to Alexander Mangual and has a daughter with him.
• As of August 2020, her net worth is estimated to be over $3 million.
Who is Ariel Contreras from “Hell’s Kitchen”?
Ariel Contreras-Fox was born in Santa Cruz, California, USA on October 31, 1981 – her zodiac sign is Scorpio and she is an American national. She is a chef and TV personalityperhaps best known for his participation in the reality TV show ‘Hell’s Kitchen’.
Early life and education
Ariel and her siblings were raised in Santa Cruz by their father, who was a factory worker, and their mother, who worked at a local bakery. Motivated by her mother, Ariel began cooking shortly after enrolling in a local high school, and began helping her mother in the kitchen.
She did very well in school and was among the top students in her class, so after matriculation in 1999, Ariel enrolled in the California School of Culinary Arts, and while studying there, she simultaneously worked in a small restaurant as a chef. Most of the money earned was given to her parents or to pay for her college tuition, and after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2003, Ariel began working as a chef in California restaurants.
Career as a TV personality and chef
She gained recognition when she took part in the sixth season of the reality TV show ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ which aired from July 21 to October 13, 2009. The program is very popular as it is hosted by chef and restaurant owner Gordon Ramsay . who is known for yelling and screaming at his chefs on the show. During the sixth season, Ariel strived to become the leader of her own team and showed confidence and ability to be the leader, but she lost her confidence when it came time to compete solo and eventually finished in third place in the show.
On September 28, 2018, she became a contestant on the 18th season of the show called “Rookies vs. Veterans”, and once again became the leader of her team at the start, befriending several other contestants such as Bret, Motto, Mia and Kanae. . This time Ariel managed to win the showwho received $250,000 and was offered work as a chef at Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen Restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada, but Ariel accepted the money but not the job offer.
Shortly after the show ended, she began working at Hardings restaurant as their chef, and after several months there, she moved to a job as a chef at an airport restaurant owned by tOTG, a company that sells expensive airport restaurants.
Ariel is also a writer, as she and her mother published the children’s book “Freckle-Faced Foodie: A Journey of a Young Chef”.
Love life and husband
Before appearing on the 18th season of “Hell’ Kitchen”, Ariel had several relationships, and the one that lasted the longest was with a non-celebrity whom she dated from 2004 to 2012. According to rumors, the man also worked as a chef cook, and they got engaged, but called off several months before the wedding. Ariel was also in a long-term relationship with her high school sweetheart, but they broke up shortly after graduation.
After the end of the show in 2018, she started dating Alexander Mangual and after being together for about a year, they got married in a grand ceremony attended by their wide circle of friends and family. For the distribution of invitations, the two using the ZOLA wedding planning website – the wedding took place in September 2019 and not long after that Ariel gave birth to her and Alexander’s daughter.
The family of three currently lives in Santa Cruz and there have been no rumors or controversies surrounding their marriage.
Hobbies and other interests
Ariel is currently mostly focused on raising her daughter, and she usually takes her away from the city to spend time in nature and be close to animals, as she believes this will make her a better person.
Ariel likes simple things in life and her favorite drink is Coca Cola while one of her favorite candies is chocolate ice scream.
She loves to travel and has been all over the US for both work and pleasure while also visiting many European countries including but not limited to Switzerland, Sweden and Norway. Ariel prefers cool weather to hot because she doesn’t like the feeling of the sun on her skin.
In her spare time (usually late at night) she likes to watch movies with some of her favorite actors – Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro and Julia Roberts – some of her favorite movies are “Sleepless in Seattle”, “The Green Mile” . and “Runaway Bride”.
Age and height
Ariel is 38 years old. She has black curly hair and brown eyes, is 1.65 m tall and weighs about 58 kg.
As of August 2020, her net worth is estimated to be over $3 million.