The Joel Effect

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“I’m the first person to say having that last name helped me get a foot in the door, but I feel like I can stand on my own two feet working toward my dreams.” —Katie Lee (f.k.a. Katie Lee Joel) on opening a burger joint, hosting Top Chef, and becoming friends with Paula Deen (her “fairy godmother”) before hitting 30. [NYM]