Our beloved, button-eyed, busily Blackberrying Bravo VP, Raggaydy Andy Cohen, is threatening to become the Barbara Walters of gay network exec bloggers. We hereby rifle through his hard-won booty and pilfer the choicest bits of his interview with Marcel Vigneron.
Marcel on his good friend and only ally, Elia Aboumrad:
If anyone was going to go it should've been the leader. Sam got a bunch of knives for winning and so it seems like the loser should be Elia....Also at the same time Elia was the leader so she should've gone home. I am not gonna say Sam didn't deserve it.Marcel on his mother:
My mom is actually hearing impaired....Marcel on why he thinks his fellow cheftestants seem genuinely to dislike him:
Million dollar question right there! I honestly don't know. I could try and come up with a couple theories but I don't really know because I think I am a likeable person and fairly social. I have friends and people like me who meet me....The whole arrogance thing comes through, too, apparently. I don't really think I was entirely too arrogant. Granted, I am confident. I have dedicated the last decade to gastronomy so that comes through in my interviews and then my interactions with the other chefs. I think that could've been a huge factor. I am not exactly sure why. I think they saw me as a threat and decided if they all gang up against me they could get me eliminated. Everyone has pacts on "Survivor" and they turn against people. Top Chef is different, it's about the food.Marcel on friendships with fellow cheftestants:
Elia and I were friends and would talk. I went out to NYC and hung out with Sam a few times after the show. Josie and I are friends and still talk. All toothbrushes aside, I think Frank likes me but you don't see a lot of that.Marcel on viewer response:
People like me on the street! I haven't received hate mail.. fans come up to me and like what I'm doing on the show and say I am the only one with a backbone. There was one lady who said "You're that prick on the TV show..."Marcel on his hair:
I've been rockin' this style for five or six years now. It's heavily trained. It has a mind of it's [sic] own, Andy. I have a unique personality and try to do things differently and it comes through in my food, personality, character traits, and I guess hair. If someone combs their hair down I will comb mine up.Marcel on whether he has a girlfriend:
Not so much! There are friendly ladies in my life but I don't have a girlfriend, per se.