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Bravo Accidentally Reveals Top Chef DC Winner
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Spoiler Alert! Bravo Accidentally Reveals Top Chef DC Winner


Eager Top Chef fans are just hours away from finding out who's won the Washington DC season — but if you're dying to know early, you can find out who wins right about now. Why? Because in gearing up for the season finale, it appears Bravo's online team has inadvertently revealed the show's winner. To find out who that is — warning, don't click if you don't want to know just yet!

In a video clip that has since been removed from the Bravo website, Bravo's Andy Cohen is quoted as saying, "Before we get into anything, we have to congratulate the winner of Top Chef: DC, Kevin! Kevin, how surprised were you when Padma said your name in Singapore?"

Are you surprised to find out Kevin is the winner of Top Chef: Washington DC? Who were you rooting for?

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3 years 37 weeks
I have watched this show almost every season since its introduction, and I find it irritating as a person of color to insinuate that I or any other person would only watch the show if a person of color won. I was rooting for Tiffany because she performed time and time again, but her ego wasn't as suffocating as some of the other chefs. Once she was eliminated, I didn't really care who won, but I did NOT want Kevin to win because he was consistently at the bottom and never won a challenge. I don't care if Kevin was the underdog, I just really didn't think he was deserving of the title. It was really annoying to see this result after several other chefs had proven themselves time and time again. On another note, why is it that the credentials of any of the former white winners and reasons why they were chosen have not been called into question by the people that say that Bravo just wanted to choose a black Top Chef? We tell people of color (and everyone else) to work hard, to get an education, to overcome adversity (which is what anyone would have to do to come so far), and even when they do, it's never good enough. Someone always comes along and says that a successful person of color only achieved success because of their race, which doesn't even make sense in a society that even to the present day oppresses people of color, women, gays, the disabled... I could go on. Privileged people (and this is not necessarily financial privilege) often find ways to discredit the achievement of the oppressed meanwhile ignoring the fact that it is ILLEGAL to treat people differently based on their race, religion, sex, etc. Furthermore, I'm pretty sure there's no quota or affirmative action on Bravo. Get over it. Kevin won, but it just doesn't make sense given the society we live in to cite race as the reason for his win or to be unhappy about it.
3 years 44 weeks
My God white people just are so out of touch with people of color PERIOD. Kevin won because the judges thought his food was the best and overall performance and I think that they made the right decision because of how they felt and what they tasted. Quit this racist bull and because he was black that they could draw more people of color to watch the program! That goes to you Mayabbott!
4 years 6 days
WOW, what hatred here. I'm embarrassed to be associated with a lot of you. And I guess now everything is about race???
4 years 6 days
One has to look at Kevin's 'sous' chef - Michael Voltagio rocks and I think he was most responsible for this win. Kevin could not do this on his own. Whereas last season's Kevin struck out with his help this Kevin hit pay-dirt!
nholcombe nholcombe 4 years 1 week
I don't think many people expected Kevin to get as far as he did in the competition, much less to see him announced the winner. I wasn't even a huge fan of him until I saw him doing so well! As others are saying, he is "the nice guy" and I am glad to see a guy win who concentrated on his own performance and tried to do the best he could without any competitive trash talk. Angelo was sick, Ed gave up on the dessert and passed it off completely to his sous-chef. Score one for the good guys!! And for people who are saying he won because is he black is ridiculous.
4 years 1 week
after the Marcus Samuelson "Top Chef Masters" win, i was pretty sure that the show producers would want a black "Top Chef" this season, since they hadn't had one yet. I believe this season had more black contestants than any other, which wasn't a surprise either (the more black contestants, the potential black Top Chefs. Check out the closing interview with Kevin at the end of the show, where he says how proud he is to be the show's first African-American top chef. I have no idea what Kevin's food tasted like and how it compared to the other chefs. However, viewers should keep in mind that at the end of the show, there is fine print in the credits, openly stating that the decisions regarding who is eliminated and who wins are not just made by the judges, but are made in consultation with the producers.
corcar86 corcar86 4 years 1 week
I am sad that there is such an anti-Kevin outpouring here :( Personally i liked him from the start and was rooting for him or Ed to win it. I liked his tenacity and passion for cooking and I think that he consistently worked his butt of and took risks...he wouldn't have made it that far otherwise!
4 years 1 week
Mayabbott - what the hell are you talking about?? How is it racist? If that were really true, then Kenny and Tiffany would've still been there, not Angelo and Ed. Besides, if you really want to get into fine detail, Angelo isn't technically "white." There have been people of many ethnicities on the show before, which goes to show that people are accepted based on skill, not skin color. (Incidentally, I am white, or European-American, as I would prefer.) And why are you so surprised that they made dessert mandatory? Every season the judges tell the chefs to make whatever they want, and then they complain if they opt not to do dessert. Assuming that the contestants have seen other seasons, it's about damn time that they came prepared to make dessert! And if you're so pissy about the dessert, why are you not more upset that the judges also chose the proteins?
4 years 1 week
I don't know why everyone is so outraged that they had to make a dessert. They're trying to lead into the Top Chef: Just Desserts show as much as possible. A real top chef can create a meal from beginning to end, so I think it's important that they don't ignore the desserts. I personally didn't want Angelo to win. I tired very quickly of his Asian-inspired foods, and just didn't really feel like he tried to do anything outside of his comfort zone. I was rooting for Ed and Kevin the entire time. Kevin just cooked the best food during the finale, and he deserved to win.
4 years 1 week
wow, I was definitely shocked to hear Kevin's name called. I had been rooting for Tiffany, and wanted Angelo gone right from the start. But his cockiness wore off after awhile, and I decided for the finale that I would be happy with Angelo or Ed winning, because they both won a lot of challenges. I agree that underdog Kevin winning was very similar to when Hosea won, but we shouldn't be knocking him. We weren't there to taste the food, and unlike winners in ANTM or something, Top Chef judges don't seem to choose winners based on the results from entire time there, but on the end product. Just remember, we might all strike out a few times before becoming exceptional. So congrats, Kevin!
4 years 1 week
Kevin? That's it for me. I will never watch Top Chef again. Bravo, you lost me, but you don't care because your goal was to pick up black viewers. There is no other reason that the producers would pick Kevin, except that he's black. First of all, there is a fine print disclaimer on the show that states the winners and eliminations are chosen with the input of the Bravo producers. Second, Dessert? All of a sudden! What a coincidence! They never do dessert. Tom has said many many times that THE CHEFS HAVE 4 COURSES TO WOW THE JUDGES. THEY SHOULDN'T WASTE ONE ON DESSERT. But, of course Kevins' parents are bakers and his wife is a pastry chef. How convenient. It's now a bad show with a contrived and racist ending.
4 years 1 week
Tonight, it appeared that Kevin did indeed cook the best food. Therefore, he was rightly chosen as top chef. It wasn't whom I expected. Buf for the first time in long time, I believe the right person was chosen--again, because he cooked the best meal this time.
elw722 elw722 4 years 1 week
I just saw the episode and cannot believe Kevin won. This decision reminds me of Season 5 and Hosea winning. Absolutely ridiculous.
4 years 1 week
OMG Kevin won! the underdog won!... Angelo & Ed were really good too, but at the end Kevin came trough
4 years 1 week
kevin won...this should be called mediocre chef!!!
4 years 1 week
Are you kidding me? Kevin? Kevin sucked! I loved Ed, but would even rather have Angelo win. WTF is Top Chef thinking? Kevin never excelled as the other 2 did!
4 years 1 week
Yay Kevin! I see how it is - if you're a nice guy AND a great chef you don't deserve to win? Angelo was a freak and should've been out a few weeks back. Can't argue with Ed's skills - but, personally, I'm glad to see the underdog (who certainly seems the nicest) win it all.
4 years 1 week
Kevin does not deserve the title of Top Chef...what a major letdown. I'm actually glad I know so that I won't waste my time watching the finale. Ed or Angelo (my pick) was definitely more skilled and deserving of the crown. Heck...I think Tiffany should have been the finale instead of Kevin. What a mistake!
4 years 1 week
Kevin?! If this is true, what a waste of a season. Kevin would probably be the worst chef ever with that title. Like them or not, both Angelo and Ed are more deserving. Both of them won multiple challenges and quick fires while Kevin landed in the bottom 3 multiple times. Now I have truly lost all respect for this show.
4 years 1 week
Kevin does NOT deserve the title TOP CHEF. He was not good most of the season so even if he pulled magic out of his A$$ during the finale...he is not 'top' chef. I am not even going to watch knowing he won now. Thanks for the spoiler and saving me an hour.