It’s Blais vs Mike on tonight’s finale of Top Chef All Stars!
Following a season of shocking eliminations and chicken oyster-gate, it all comes down to a final cooking battle between Mike Isabella and Richard Blais after beating out 16 other all star contestants.
Blais, season 4 runner-up, is arguably the favorite to win, even pointing out on the last episode that he had won 8 competitions in comparison to Mike’s 3 wins. However Mike, a season 6 competitor, has been on a hot streak in recent weeks, garnering some major wins with his confidence at an all-time high.
There is a lot on the line as the winner of this season will get a cool $200,000! The finale will air tonight on Bravo at 10/9c.
Watch What Happens Live – Right after the finale episode, a new episode of WWHL with Andy Cohen will air with the winner, runner-up and fan favorite.
Meanwhile, following a tough elimination last week, Antonia Lofaso, who was also eliminated right before the finale on her previous stint on season 4, expressed her disappointment. “Its just like having your stomach just drop,” Antonia said after her elimination. “It feels worse this time. So much work to get so close and just have it go away. It’s so hard.”
Antonia is however handling the loss much better today, revealing she is okay with losing to her cousin Mike. “He didn’t have it out for me in a mean way. I think he just wanted to stick it to me for whatever reason. It’s all playful. You have to remember in those moments, you’re not given a lot of time to decide,” said Antonia to TV Guide. “We’re asked to choose and he chooses. If I had to choose first, I probably would’ve given him canned foods [in the Quickfire]. We had a very playful rivalry through the show where we liked to nudge each other. By no means was it disrespectful or hurtful.”
TV Guide also reports they were on the set for the showdown between Antonia and Mike on the most recent episode, and that it almost went Antonia’s way. Apparently, the vote was 4 – 3 in Antonia’s favor but following an off camera convo with judge Tom Colicchio, guest judge Wolfgang Puck had a change of heart thus Antonia and her knives were sent packing.
And finally, Bravo is currently airing a marathon of the show for those who want to catch up.
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