OK, so moving on from the elimination, you're then bumped to Last Chance Kitchen -- your first week up against CJ Jacobson. Were you surprised seeing him still there?
No, not at all. I thought he was really great and from the time I spent with him I saw a ton of creativity and an amazing chef.
So then it must've been sweet beating him?
Obviously it was nice to beat him for me, but it would have been nice to beat anyone.
And then next up came Josie. Surely you must have had a little extra desire to beat her.
I knew the time would come at a certain point obviously. I was just ready to go. Yes, this overwhelming feeling of 'I want to beat you' floods in.
Moreso than anyone else?
Yeah, just a little bit. Not in any spiteful way, but just 'Dammit, I want to beat her.'
Is there a legacy you'd like to have?
I just want to be remembered for cooking good food and staying true and professional throughout the whole thing.
Have you been getting noticed around town lately?
Ohhhhhh yeah. We have a storefront restaurant, and we just put a blind up because people would stand outside and snap pictures during service of me. It's kind of distracting for the guests. Oh, and I almost got ran over by a car the other day. I was crossing the street and someone was like 'Oh my god' and kept pointing at me, but she forgot to stop her car so I had to put my hand up to get her to stop. But, yeah, I get stopped quite often now, which is quite lovely. Always very nice things to say -- and as long as I don't get hit by a car ...
i just got to see the recent episode here in Canada where Kristen was voted off. I was dumbfounded. I believe Josie chose to undermine Kirsten's lead right from the beginning. Shame on the judges for voting Kristen off. I though Josie's behaviour was juvenile, selfish and very unsupportive of her fellow chef winner. She was not a good sport, nor a good team player and I certainly would not want to work for someone like her. I was glad to come here and see that Kirsten won...........I think we have 2 more episodes to go in Canada. I'm so very happy to see Kirsten win and her style and grace throughout every episode was wonderful. Big props to you Kirsten. Very happy and very proud! xoxox
Kristen is beautiful inside and out. Grace, humility, talent, what a combination. My wife and I are huge fans and wish you the best in all your future pursuits. Top Chef is only the beginning I'm sure. Rock on, rock star.
Kristen is my favorite contestant of all the seasons. She's super talented, gracious, and has a great personality! Too bad the same can't be said for Padma. I'm more interested in watching LCK than the actual episodes. Can't wait for Kristen to come back!
Padma better not bulldoze the judges again and prevent Kristen from winning!
Josie is a total idiot for letting Kristin take the fall for her WAY too relaxed attitude. Not a team player.
The most amazing and well balanced chef in the house! I hope she is the Top Chef as she SO deserves it!
I cannot believe how beautiful Alaska is, I have to visit!
I have a lot of respect for the way she handled the whole Josie situation and the aftermath. I wish I were as classy as she is- I'd probably get caught up in it and be negative about my competitor. So far from everything I've read she hasn't. That's pretty impressive.
does anyone else is thinking that Kristen won in the end? I think she made it through LCK and won the whole thing. she is the most talented chef beside the Voltagios