Living in poverty has changed Julie Goodwin.

The original MasterChef winner was one of three who took part in ‘Could You Survive on the Breadline?’, a 3-part documentary which aims to understand what life is really like for those who struggle to make ends meet.

“Obviously it’s a short amount of time and you can’t fully replicate it, but for me the most impactful part of the whole experience was meeting people for whom that is their life,” Julie remarked.

What struck her was their resilience and resourcefulness, there was no ‘poor me’ about their situation.

“They’re actually going ‘OK, this is what I need to do to survive,’ and some of the things they needed to do just blew my mind.”

‘Could You Survive on the Breadline?’ premiered yesterday, November 17 on SBS and SBS On Demand.

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