Was Last Night’s Top Chef Loser Hampered by the Breakup Blues?

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If you’re still wondering why Kevin seemed to be so deflated during last night’s 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 didn’t 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]

Earlier: Top Chef Finale Detonates in Our Mouth