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Bravo Names New ‘Top Chef’ Hopefuls

E! Online and others report that Bravo has unveiled the 17 cheftestants for the new season of Top Chef, in New York. Of the 17, two are from New York.

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Here are this year’s competitors:
  • Alex, 33 - Hometown: New York, N.Y.; Resides in Los Angeles, Calif.
  • Ariane, 41 - Hometown/Resides in: Verona, N.J.
  • Carla, 44 - Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.; Resides in Washington, D.C. -
  • Danny, 26 ˆ Hometown/ resides in: New Hyde Park, N.Y.
  • Fabio, 30 - Hometown: Florence, Italy; Resides in Moorpark, Calif.
  • Gene, 33 ˆ Hometown: Whitmore Village, Hawaii; Resides in Las Vegas, Nev.
  • Hosea, 34 - Hometown: Taos, N.M.; Resides in Boulder, Colo.
  • Jamie, 30 - Hometown: New York, N.Y.; Resides in San Francisco, Calif.
  • Jeff, 30 ˆ Hometown: Niceville, Fla.; Resides in: Miami, Fla.
  • Jill, 28 - Hometown: Latrobe, Pa.; Resides in Baltimore, Md.
  • Lauren, 24 - Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio; currently stationed at Fort Stewart
  • Leah, 27 - Hometown: Scarsdale, N.Y.; Resides in New York, N.Y.
  • Melissa, 28 ˆ Hometown: Md.; Resides in Boulder, Colo.
  • Patrick, 21 - Hometown: Quincy, Mass.; Resides in Hyde Park, N.Y.
  • Radhika, 28 - Hometown/Resides in: Chicago, Ill.
  • Richard, 27 - Hometown: Long Island, N.Y.; Resides in San Diego, Calif.
  • Stefan, 35 ˆ Hometown: Tampere, Finland; Resides in Santa Monica, Calif.

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