No major show spoilers here except to say that contestant Jennifer wowed the judges with her Quickfire challenge and made it to the final four last night. For a recap of the episode, read Max’s blog. She nails it as usual.
But my co-worker Jess Blumberg discovered something interesting yesterday about contestant Jennifer, who is the chef de cuisine at 10 Arts in Philadelphia. Jess is working on our annual Top Singles issue for February and is researching other regional magazines.
Well, it turns out, in the November 2008 issue of Philadelphia magazine, Jennifer Carroll, aka chef Jen, was named one of Philly’s top bachelorettes. In her magazine photo, she looks classy with her blond hair cascading around her shoulders and wearing a black-patterned sheath and killer heels—a little different from the weekly Jennifer we see in a ponytail, making faces, and looking frantic under pressure.
In her magazine comments, Jennifer says: Her secret talent is changing a tire faster than a man (be afraid, Toby Young) and her last meal would be eating a Krispy Kreme doughnut. We knew we liked this girl.
What’s also cute is that on the website of her restaurant 10 Arts, her bio familiarly calls her "Jenny." She’s a native Philadelphian and not that far from us. Maybe we should "adopt" her as one of ours?
Photo courtesy of Bravo TV