On Tuesday night’s Chopped Junior, 11-year old Christian Bondino played to win. The youngster grew up in an Italian family, watching and learning from his grandmother while she cooked. However, he... more 
On Tuesday night’s Chopped Junior, 11-year old Christian Bondino played to win. The youngster grew up in an Italian family, watching and learning from his grandmother while she cooked. However, he was motivated to win for another family member, his 9-year old sister, Gabriella. “She had open heart surgery when she was 2. And she’s been like a really big inspiration for me. For her to see me on the show, I think she’ll be really proud.” While Christian’s food impressed all the judges, his love and dedication for his sister moved judge Angelo Sosa in particular, whose son had heart bypass surgery at six months old. “Whenever I step in the kitchen, he’s my inspiration,” Sosa shared to Christian, “so thank you for sharing that story!” less