'Top Chef': Was Lee Anne Wong's exit justified? Fans say she has been 'consistently terrible'
'I think LeeAnne’s elimination tonight was more of a cumulative thing. Too many low points throughout the competition,' a viewer said
'Top Chef' just upped the challenge for chefs in its newest episode. It was an adventurous one, quite literally. Not only were they tasked to put together a brunch buffet for 200 moms but also taken camping, which meant they had to indulge in outdoor activities that one usually does when on a summer camp. Obviously, not everyone was skilled to go ziplining or bungee-jumping, but they didn't let the opportunity to try something new slide. Gregory Gourdet, in his green-room interview, said he was more of glamping (camping but with proper resort-like arrangement) person than a camping one.
Stephanie Cmar was literally and figuratively on the edge at the thought of jumping off a tree, but she managed and it was well-received by her fellow chefs. "I wouldn't say I'm an adrenaline seeker but that being said I'm also on 'Top Chef' so I might just be a hypocrite," she quipped. Brian Malarkey, on the other hand, appreciated the fun time-out that they all got because working out of a kitchen and meeting tight deadlines often fizzles the fire. And this trip could just be what the chefs need to create something novel and exciting.
The chefs even bonded over a meal and some storytime from Malarkey. As he narrated a horror-mystery, everyone pitched in, added to the storyline. It was a fun session and a good break, one could tell. They were mentally refreshed and ready to take on the challenge. But the fun happened when host-judge Padma Lakshmi asked her followers on Twitter what they would prepare if they had to get brunch together for 200 moms. Surprisingly, everyone thought it would be alcohol — mimosas and bloody marys, mostly. However, once the buffet tasting session was over, the judges weighed in with their comments and for the first time, Bryan Voltaggio won.
Sadly, Lee Anne Wong was shown the doors and some of the fans feel it was a long time coming. "I think LeeAnne’s elimination tonight was more of a cumulative thing. Too many low points throughout the competition. #topchef," a viewer commented, while another thought Malarkey should have been asked to pack his knives: "Lee Anne was robbed should have been Malarky who went #topchef."
"Hmm this episode is a bit anti-climactic after Restaurant Wars. Guess that's to be expected, maybe. After being befuddled as to how she survived this long, we FINALLY say toodles to Lee Anne. #topchef," a fan expressed. "She’s consistently been terrible," a user tweeted.
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