No Surprise When Top Chef Was Announced

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Last night may have been the finale of Top Chef Washington, D.C., but there were many that were not surprised by the finale’s announcement of the winner, New Jersey native Kevin Sbraga.  That’s not to say that he was the obvious choice – quite the opposite.  This season’s contestants were on the most level playing field to date, and going into the season finale, Angelo was the clear choice for many.  But those who visited prior to the finale last night at 10/9c found the surprised ruined, with the site displaying a video where Andy Cohen, the host of the Top Chef and other Bravo reunion shows (many of you may recognize him from the buzzworthy Real Housewives of New Jersey finale last week), congratulated Sbraga on his win.  Oops.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: (L-R) Hosts Padma Lakshmi, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons, winners of the Reality - Competition Program Award for 'Top Chef' pose in the press room at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Though the surprise was spoiled for some, the episode still held its drama, with Angelo suffering from a migraine and nearly missing the opportunity to compete in the final challenge.  Top Chef also took a different approach to the final challenge, with the three remaining chefs asked to compete using the same main ingredient for each course, and also being mandated to make dessert.

When Sbraga was announced, were you surprised?  Do you think that he deserved to win?  Do you feel that the judges chose him based on his performance in the final challenge alone, or that they considered the entire season’s performance in their decision?


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