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Top Chef’s Pregnant Sara Bradley Is Trying to Induce Labor By "Pounding the Meat"

The Season 16 finalist on Bravo's Top Chef is cooking up another big project — and it's almost done...

By Alesandra Dubin
Top Chef Sara Bradley

It's a baby boom for Bravo's Top Chef Season 16! Two of the top five cheftestants of the season — Sara Bradley and Adrienne Wright — are pregnant and are expecting babies at almost exactly same time. And that time is just. About. Here.

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For her part, Chef Sara is ready! She shared a Boomerang clip to her Instagram, in which she's chowing down on a hearty meal of ribs. Tagging the scene to Kentucky BBQ Supply Company, she captioned it, "Please... overnight, white oak, smoked beef ribs... send me into labor!!!" And among her colorful hashtags were ones for "when you can't drink bourbon" and "you pound the meat." 

So does that mean Chef Sara's due date is here? Not quite yet. In response to that direct question in the comments, she wrote, "I've got a few weeks til my due date, but I am ready!!"

The Feast caught up the chef moms-to-be on April 16 in Los Angeles, on the red carpet for an Emmys panel featuring Top Chef as well as Project Runway. Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons, as well the whole lot of Season 16's five finalists, were also in attendance. (And Padma might have dropped a bombshell about the future of Top Chef... )

There, Chef Sara told us that her diet philosophy is, "I eat whatever I want," and of course that's the case, "especially right now."

She explained, "I have some crazy cravings: tons of Oreos, cottage cheese, anything dairy. I want dairy and chocolate!"

Congrats and best wishes to the almost new mom!

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