Burning Questions

The 80 Plates winner answers our questions about her finale menu and kicking off Nookie.

Jul 18, 20120

Bravotv.com: Going into Uruguay, what kind of state of mind are you in the moment? How tired are you?
AP: I’m so exhausted mentally and physically! It’s really catching up to me now…. I’m just looking at the light at the end of the tunnel and this is it this is the shot to get closest to the prize!

Bravotv.com: How did you decide what dish to make? What went through your mind when you realized you couldn’t make fish?
AP: I went into the challenge letting the shops make the choices for me. I really just went into each store ready to go into any direction so that I could adjust and make changes as needed. Although I really wanted to do seafood, I knew my ingredients would work well with chicken also. I wanted to try and do something a little different since I counted on the other two going for beef.

Bravotv.com: You make a comment that Nookie could vote you off at any moment — why haven’t you voted him off earlier than this? Like in the last challenge?
AP: I’m not sure what the next challenge will be and keeping Nookie around could benefit me. I do want to go up against the best and I think Nookie is extremely talented, but I’m confident I can beat him as well.

7 comments
Darlok21
Darlok21

Congrats, so glad you won!

TopFanOTopChef
TopFanOTopChef

Congratulations, Avery!  I was rooting for you all season.  You seem to be a chef with amazing talent. Enjoy your win and the opportunities it brings to you.  Well done.

hilarion.silva
hilarion.silva

nookie his arrogance and entitlement got the little best of him. they guy appeared a sore looser criticizing his peers until the end. even talking stupid things to Avery's family. I wonder if he is happy with himself, his appearance tells a lot about this guy. Glad Avery won. 

@seasonedviewer7
@seasonedviewer7

I was rooting for her to win and so glad she did. In truth I wanted anyone to win except Nookie.  He made hs character (or lack of it) well known. It came back a bit him hard.

Lynda58
Lynda58

Congrats, Avery.  you are a worthy winner. Watching Nookie get offed was just about the best entertainment.  He probably would have done the same thing to you as well.  He was incredible sneaky and not much of a cook (which he admitted and showed in episode 1).  Good luck in the future.

Mommyjam
Mommyjam

Loved you from the start!  You won based on your talents!  I would've cringed if Nookie the strategist won.  I mean it's a game, but still, you gotta win based on talent!

lmhilly1971
lmhilly1971

Avery, the 80 plates winner?? Why would post this before the episode aired??