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Padma, I think you learned this summer why Texas Women have BIG HAIR. You gotta pile it on top of your head in order to get it off your sweaty neck and back! Also (and I'm gonna let you in on a little Texas secret here), we hide personal electric fans in them. And remember: A lady doesn't sweat, she GLOWS. Glow on, Padma!
Padma, I'm wondering who made your dress on Episode 2?... the colorful, one strap, full, floor length skirt. I'm in love! In general I admire your style, but this dress is beautiful~
First when I saw Hue/Hugh on the show as a judge, I was a little apprehensive about his judgement, specially after watching him on Top Chef Masters. No doubt he is a handsome man, but we all know how much of 'Curiosity" he has, as we watched him on the Science Lab Episode. Even the Scientist noted that. And now watching him as a judge just solidifies my apprehensiveness. He comes out to be all brawn and no brains....even for his own career that he has chosen to be in. It seems adding him on the judging panel, Top Chef is lowering its standards, especially when he makes comments about "Why is someone still standing here?", when he said about Keith for using Flour Tortillas in stead of the corn Tortillas. I mean lets be honest, how mc does he know about cuisine from other cultures that he is not familiar with. I bet he is not aware of all the ingredients that are used in restaurants even in his native Ottawa (which though is the capital of Canada, is still a very small town). This guy just comes out to be as they say "Empty vessels make the loudest noise."
I was so disappointed tonight. As a mom with a daughter who has a birthmark, I have shown her you as an example as someone who can have something that is not typically viewed as beautiful and still be beautiful to the world. I have let her view you as an encouragement. It actually has helped her see herself as others see her and see you: beautiful. I am grateful for that.
However, tonight, you showed that you should not be a role model. We have come to accept that the cheftestants frequently use words of the less eloquent and less educated. But, as a judge and a host, we have come to expect more from you and the other judges. Your use of MFer twice was deplorable as a lady and as a person to whom girls have respected. As a mother yourself, I hope you understand this.
I am not so naive to have shown you to my daughter as someone to be, but many daughters out there do not have a mom to guide them to their future. As someone beautiful and famous, they look to you to set an example of what is acceptable and good. The kind of example you showed tonight will not help them in any future endeavors, unless they are low and below their capabilities.
I am not saying I will boycott or anything rash. I am not even angry. I would just ask that you consider the position popularity has thrust you into, and act the way you'd want someone to act in front of your kids. Some kids are watching without the benefit of a wiser, adult filter. And whether it is right or not that parents are unaware of their kids viewing habits, it is so.
Eposide 3 Top Chef Texas - It really took me by surprise to hear Padma say she wanted to see "F*** snakes on F**** plates. I found that to be totally inappropriate behavior. What purpose did that comment serve?
I was shocked and disapointed to hear you swear during this weeks' show. I just can't imagine why you would talk like that to the contestants like that. Please, don't be offensive.
oh come on people, whats the MF big deal, i thought that Padma's dialogue was an unexpected surprise which made the show pop and stand out in that first segment. There aren't too many chances to kick up a show like this and it seemed risky and fun. Keep up the good work Padma and throw in a few more surprises like you did with that MF snake segment!
Padma was quoting Samuel L. Jackson from his movie "Snakes on a Plane". Making a joke! I think it was great to see her as she really is, instead of a robot reading a script. I love when the editors allow us a peek at what the judges say and do. I'm sorry a few people were offended, at least it was bleeped, but the show is on at 10p. That to me is adult time.