When Ho journeyed into the Fire Swamp to obtain the lava peppers to cure Pucca, Hottie spotted him and fell in love with him. Upon seeing her, he felt an instant attraction and the two fell in love; causing him to forget his sick niece. He eventually remembered Pucca was in need of his help and had to leave quickly. Hottie was angry when he left her swamp and even fought with him. Although Ho tried being gentle with his departure, Hottie took his words the wrong way during their fight. When Ho went, Hottie was sad. She came to the kitchen where she brought more hot peppers and got reunited with Ho and kissed.
- Even though Hottie had one appearance and was a love interest to one of the chefs, she is still the only one that remained a love interest, as all three lost Kua to Master Soo.
- Hottie is also the only love interest to one chef alone, as the three shared a mutual interest in Kua.
- Hottie is one of the elemental characters; like Ho, she has heat related powers, such as fire manipulation.
- Her hair is red and looks as if it were fire, but when she is sad, it turns blue.