The tattooed mom edges out Nookie.

on Jul 18, 2012 - The Dish

Avery Pursell

Avery Pursell is having one heck of a week: First she takes home the title of Around the World in 80 Plates champion, and on top of that, she also earned the honor of Fan Favorite!

With her two big wins under her belt, Avery's talent, kitchen skills and personality gave her the edge over Steve "Nookie" Postal and Liz Garrett, and the Fan Favorite win nets Avery with another $10,000. However, at the recent 80 Plates finale party, Nookie told us that he suggested if either he or Avery won Fan Fave, they should just split the money so that it would be guaranteed they'd both get some extra cash. We'll see if Avery took the offer or if she politely declined.

So congrats on the big sweep, Avery. No matter what Nookie says, you are truly a badass.