If youre still wondering why Kevin seemed to be so deflated during last nights finale (as commenter mrscooter put it, he just froze like a deer in the headlights and let the brothers run him over), he gives the Atlanta Journal Constitution a possible explanation during an interview: I projected a lot of my anger and frustration onto Preeti, and she didnt deserve it. For once in this entire competition, I let my emotions get the better of me. I know you know what was going on in my personal life. [Gillespie and his wife of 6 years had broken up just prior to the taping of the finale.] To add insult to injury, he also vents to Creative Loafing about being told that he was not Top Chef: I was embarrassed, and in many ways I felt disrespected. It hurt. In happier news: Gillespie says he and his partners have some restaurant projects in the works.
A Conversation with Kevin Gillespie, Top Chef Finalist [Creative Loafing]
Q and A with Kevin Gillespie of Top Chef [Atlanta Journal Constitution]