PERUVIAN Ruby, who has paired up with Andy in the latest season of My Kitchen Rules, has called Capalaba home for 11 years.
The team are in the 10th anniversary season of the reality television cooking show that started on Monday night.
Ruby, 39, is a pilates and barre instructor, working from a Capalaba studio.
She received her Australian citizenship at the Redlands ceremony on Saturday.
“I started as a pilates instructor about two years ago,” she said.
“I needed to do something new and loved pilates.”
Ruby, who is married and has a four-year-old daughter, said her clients at the studio were excited to see her on the show.
She said she loved to eat Indian and Thai food at restaurants at Wellington Point and was a fan of breakfast and brunch at Capalaba’s Whisky Business.
“I love living in the Redlands,” she said.
She met 31-year-old Andy through a mutual friend about 10 years ago.
The team said they wanted to put Peru and its cuisine on the map.
“Australia food is boring, a bit bland,” Ruby said.
Ruby said she was happy to be part of the first Latino team on the My Kitchen Rules, having been a fan of the show for years.
Andy said the team – especially herself – would boost the spice levels on the show.
“Ruby is not the usual Latino but we say what we think and don’t sugar coat anything,” Andy said.
The team said they have already felt supported by the Peruvian and South American communities, and from Queenslanders.
The pair are sharing their journey on Instagram @andyrubyau.
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