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Wesley True discusses his crucial Top Chef mistake

Top Chef's Wesley True reveals why he deserved to be eliminated

Wesley True is the latest Top Chef competitor to be eliminated after last night's episode. But he revealed he wasn't surprised.

We chatted with True about his experience on the show and the fatal mistake that led to his departure.

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SheKnows: Who is your favorite Top Chef contestant of all time and why?

Wesley True: I really enjoyed watching Katsuji. I think he's pretty entertaining.

SK: Were you surprised by your elimination?

WT: No, not at all. I knew I would be eliminated the moment I saw my overcooked lamb.

SK: What was it like working with all of the judges on the show?

WT: It was a good experience for the most part. Padma is actually pretty funny, and Tom is straightforward and tells it like it is, and is a very likable person.

SK: Which contestant do you think deserves to win? Or who are you rooting for?

WT: I think we all deserve to win, we are all great chefs and work hard. I'm rooting for everybody!

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SK: Who did you consider to be your biggest competition?

WT: Jeremy. We were acquainted with each other before the show, and I knew when I saw him the first day that he would be a top competitor. He's a great guy, as well as chef.

SK: Was there anyone on the show you really clashed with? Who was it and why?

WT: No, I can't say that I really clashed with anyone. We all had our little arguments at some point, but I [credit] that to the pressure of the challenges on the show. At the end of the day, we are all a pretty tight-knit group.

SK: Who is your favorite out of the judges and why?

WT: I really liked Emeril, the times that he was on the show. He's super nice and reminds me a little of my dad.

SK: Who do you think deserved to go home on last night's episode?

WT: I made a crucial mistake with the lamb. I think the judges made the right call. Jason's dish was weird, but it was technically cooked properly.

SK: What was the best experience you had on the show?

WT: Meeting new lifelong friends and getting to travel around California. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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SK: What was the biggest challenge for you on the show?

WT: Moving around in these fast-paced situations. I have a very bad knee injury from college sports, and it was very painful to get around at some points during the challenges.

Are you sad to see True leave the competition, or do you think the judges made the right decision?

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