Hell’s Kitchen 2 contest winners revealed

We have a winner for the Hell’s Kitchen 2 contest. Before I reveal her name, and the names of the runners-up, I just wanted to thank FOX for the prizes, and more importantly, say thanks to every single person who entered. I grow fond of watching your entries come in day after day, and I’ll miss that time we shared. And seriously, thanks for reading reality blurred.

Ultimately, there were thousands of entries, and considering that some people entered every single day, the odds were still pretty good. But in the end, it was all up to the random number generator at random.org, which selected the winners for me. They are:

The grand-prize TV winner
– Rose A. of Jacksonville, FL.

Hell’s Kitchen apron winners
– Robert B., Raleigh, NC
– Keith B., Springfield, IL
– Nicole M., Lake Park, MN
– Lloyd Q., San Diego, CA

American Idol Season 5 Encores CD winners
– Ann M., Des Moines, IA
– Barbara M., Ontario, Canada
– Westley L., Phoenix, AZ
– Allison T., San Francisco, CA
– Hallie T., Auburn, ME

American Idol t-shirt winners
– Michelle C., Taylors, SC
– Zachary G., Tomahawk, WI
– Christopher I., Pasadena, TX
– Dylin R., San Francisco, CA
– Theresa S., Macon, GA

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about the writer

Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.