At long last, we know who the Top Chef Las Vegas fan favorite is: Kevin Gillespie and his very popular beard. He received $10,000 for beating fan favorite runner-up Bryan Voltaggio, and with the $45,000 that he received during quickfire challenges, third-place Kevin was rewarded for his work on the show.
Both Kevin and Bryan appeared via Skype on Bravo on Andy Cohen’s horrific Watch What Happens early this morning. But it took nearly a half-hour to get to that, because Andy ignored my Twitter plea to announce it at the top of the hour. At first, I was actually somewhat engaged by the show, as I was focused on trying to figure out how the hell Andy Cohen got Sarah Jessica Parker to be in-studio with him, but as she sat and giggled while he talked about Tara Reid’s breasts looking like a butt, I realized they’re soulmates in annoyingness. I thought listening to them talk about Sarah Jessica Parker’s hair was intolerable, but then she started opening Hanukkah presents and gushing over them and I had to put it on mute.
Anyway, Andy actually explained why the announcement of fan favorite didn’t come during the long, boring reunion on Wednesday, and it wasn’t (entirely) Bravo attempting to jack up the ratings of Andy’s show. He responded to the backlash by explaining that they taped the reunion six weeks ago because voting ended this week. I’m not sure why he couldn’t have mentioned that during the reunion, because that makes sense. But making us sit through 29 minutes of Watch What Happens? That’s just cruel.