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From growing up in Kentwood, Michigan, to finding a home in Boston, "Top Chef" winner Kristen Kish reflects on her culinary journey.

Kish says that, growing up, she never thought too much about her identity as an Asian American, but since becoming a household name after "Top Chef," she's been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement she's received from the community.

"The messages and support that I've gotten is something that is incredibly humbling and proud for me," she said. "I don't take it lightly."

Look for new "Life Stories" videos published on Thursdays beginning in May and through September. Episodes can be watched on NBCAsianAmerica.com, NBC Asian America's Facebook page, NBC News' official YouTube channel, and the NBC News app available on mobile devices, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV.

"Life Stories" is part of "NBC Asian America Presents...," a new video channel that will feature documentaries centered around themes and voices found in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.

Catch up on more videos online at NBCAsianAmericaPresents.com.


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