It was about which member of "Top Chef" we most resembled.
Fauxinca said I was like Tiffani.
Of course, I was incredibly offended. Tiffani, omg, she's such a bitch. And her face is so goddamned square.
But, shame on me.
I was just reading Tom Colicchio's blog about episode 9 on Bravo's Website (shut up, I am NOT a loser!), and he made a statement I thought was not only very wise, but also hit very close to home for me. Therefore, worth sharing:
I want to take a moment here to discuss Tiffani's controversial "attitude." While she and I disagreed about the kid challenge weeks ago, I never held it against her – Tiffani was willing to voice what others on her team clearly felt. While she could be tough on people, I never saw her criticize anyone else for sport or out of spite. She made enemies because she was brusque, opinionated, and unwilling to give an inch in her pursuit of the title of Top Chef. Would her toughness and determination have been denigrated in a man of similar talent? Do male chefs get criticized for being demanding and relentless? Is it possible that our distaste for competitive women keeps them out of leadership roles? Or that our preference for easygoing women over strong, outspoken ones clouds our judgment of their talent? It's worth thinking about.