Top Chef Exit Interview: Jamie Lauren

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Jamie Lauren was one of two contestants sent home from Top Chef this week. How does the All-Star feel about her depiction on the season? Not very well.

And that might be an understatement. Below, we've excerpted portions of Jamie's exit interview with E! News.

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Why did she stop watching the season?
I think it went downhill in the editing. I know everything that happened because I was there. I didn't want to watch. It's sort of like watching a trainwreck, watching them edit me to pieces. It's really disappointing... They managed to make me look like I didn't want to be there, I didn't know how to cook and all of these things.

What does she want people to know?
I was there except for that one episode when I had to go to the hospital. I did cook in every episode... I do know how to cook. That's what I do for a living. I've been doing it for 13 years. I wouldn't be where I am right now if I didn't have the talent.

Does she regret going to the hospital?
It truly freaked me out. I didn't even think about the competition. I have tiny little hands. Two stitches on my tiny little thumb, it's like I use my thumb every day for work. I didn't want to damage it any further. I didn't even think about it. The medic said I needed stitches. She didn't give me another option.

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i love the eastern spiced lamb! will give it a try!


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