After reading your comments on the Top Chef blogs, I see many of you were as upset as I was that Jeff was eliminated on Wednesday. Like Season 3's Brian Malarkey, he couldn't calm the creative monkeys in his head.
But, apparently, he believes there were other reasons he was voted off ... and even cast. In an interview with People.com following the airing of his elimination, Jeff said:
I think the show used me as some kind of sex object. Every single show that I’ve ever seen, they have me with my shirt off in the beginning — which is kind of strange. I don’t run around the house naked half the time like they portrayed me. It seems like a camera was always following me around trying to find me whenever I’m taking my clothes off to change in the morning or at night. So, to be used like that is always fun.
And, he had this to say about Tom Colicchio's food:
My opinion about Tom Colicchio’s food is that it’s extremely boring. I’ve
been to his restaurant. His chicken dish on his menu is roasted chicken with roasted potatoes, thyme and olive oil. If I want that, I’d go to my grandmother’s house. That’s just not exciting to me. I don’t know who would go out and pay exorbitant amounts of money for that food.
What do you guys think? Did you see Jeff as a "sex object"on the show? (He is quite handsome, but I've always been a sucker for more of the Andrew D'Ambrosi type.)
Let us know your thoughts below.
Although Jeff seemed to be decent and a good chef, he simply is too self-absorbed and arrogant to succeed in this type of contest: Not reflective, unable to accept criticism constructively and sometimes bitter. If someone doesn't like what you serve, Jeff, it's not good to THEM. It doesn't matter what you think and verbally beating them up really is just bad form.