She beat favourite Maria whose profiterole was deemed too big Controversially, Ho came last in the technical bake, a Religieuse, and her gateaux was deemed not to be a gateaux.
But neither was Maria's, as it turned out – it hadn't set. The show drew a decent audience of 1.1 million for its debut, but ratings plunged after that.
She grew up in Perth and made the finals of the 1964 Miss Australia Contest, before turning her hand to baking.
She was one of eight judges for the USA pastry trials, which was arranged to select the team for the Coupe Du Monde de la Patisserie competition in Lyon last year – dubbed the "Olympics of baking".
We have two judges: Kerry Vincent, who is essentially the Cruella de Vil of cakes, and Dan Lepard, an expert baker.