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Top Chef's Favorite Contestants of All Time

Buzz In: Who's Your Favorite Top Chef of All Time?

Bravo's cooking reality show Top Chef has issued the ultimate challenge with its latest season: it's the battle of the best! Top Chef All-Stars premieres tonight with a roster of 18 former cheftestants (see Yum's predictions here), including notable runners up like Richard Blais and Jamie Lauren, plus notorious villains like Marcel Vigneron and Stephen Asprinio.

I've been a longtime Top Chef viewer, so I'm inordinately more excited to see these contestants of seasons past compete again. Stephen and Jamie are two of my favorites, though I wonder who else I would have cast as an all-star if it had been up to me. Who are your all-time favorite Top Chef contestants?

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arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 5 years
carla, richard, and marcel!
lady_jade lady_jade 5 years
Aw, I loved Stephanie from Chicago and Hot Sam from NY.
smileyface smileyface 5 years
Tre, Carla, and Tiffany from season 7!
lilkimbo lilkimbo 5 years
Probably Jaime. I'm happy to see her as part of the All-Stars cast! I also loved Casey, Jen, Fabio, Stephan, Dave (season 1), and Carla. There have been a lot of great contestants!
Katie-Sweeney Katie-Sweeney 5 years
Hmmm, how to define favorite? Hottest? Or simply most likeable? I loved Stephanie, Bryan Voltaggio, and Jen.
erinflower erinflower 5 years
Jennifer Carrol from season 7.
Deidre Deidre 5 years
Sam from season 2, hands down.
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