Crystal Gillespie hails from north Chicago, now an 18 year old a junior at Crawford High School where she is the President of the Academy of Law. She loves cooking, animé, animé-realted chats & forums, spending time with family and her boyfriend, watching reality t.v., and reading. Crystal’s passions are music and law, but she especially loves to cook, and is delighted to be part of the Cooking It Up! team! Working with the show gives Crystal a chance to discover new ways in which she can express herself and believe in her own strengths.