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Top Chef Masters: Who's Rooting for Rick?

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It breaks our hearts that the Top Chef Master can't be hometown heroes Suzanne Tracht, Ludovic Lefebvre, Michael Cimarusti or Mark Peel. The show made us fall even more in love with Mark Peel, if that is even possible. Among the final four, Rick Bayless is definitely a fan favorite. Not to burn Anita Lo, Michael Chiarello or Hubert Keller, who we kind of want to sleep with even though we know he'd probably be a cad afterwards. Wait, did I just say that out loud?

So let's get to know Rick a little better. Thanks to our friends at Bohemia, we now know what makes Rick gag.

1. Do you have any food allergies? No, but tomato juice makes me gag
2. What did you buy with your first pay check? A Sports car and a pet monkey
3. What is your favorite scent? Wood burning fire
4. What is your favorite ride at Disneyland? The funnel cake stand
5. Guilty pleasure? Doughnuts and gossip girl xoxo

Really, Rick Bayless typed "xoxo"? Does Tom Colicchio type "OMG"? Hey, we don't judge.

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