As everything is set for the season finale of Top Chef tonight, one of the contestants Carla Hall seems to be geared up for the final showdown. Commenting on her status as the underdog during the whole competition, she said it is pure skill that got her to the finals.
I think what held me back was having the confidence in myself to actually do what I knew I could do. A lot of times in competition you are assessing others, you look at what the person has done and judge it. I just wanted to be able to feel confident. For me, my biggest competitor was myself and to actually feel comfortable and feel good about what I was putting before the judges.
Hall, who was an accountant and a model before becoming a chef, also confirms that Stefan really is the Top Chef's villain, and it wasn't in the way the show was edited.
I actually like Stefan, and I think that he's portrayed as a villain, but that's how he plays the game. He gets to know his competitors. He may see a weak spot, he may manipulate that, but not to be undercutting.