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Meet Buddha Lo: Top Chef Season 19 Winner is Announced

The name of the winner of season 19 of Top Chef has been announced! The grand finale took place between the top 3 finalists of the show including Evelyn Garcia, Buddha Lo, and Sarah Welch. Continue reading to find out who was crowned the winner.

Buddha Lo is the winner of ‘Top Chef’ Season 19

Buddha Lo is the Top Chef! The Australian-Chinese chef bagged the title of Top Chef on Thursday night’s grand finale of the Bravo cooking competition series. Lo surprised the judges of the show with a great four-course meal that was inspired by his family members.

On the other hand, other top finalists Evelyn Garcia and Sarah Welch also gave it their all to make the best four-course progressive meal of their life but at the end of the day, there can be only one winner.

What did Buddha Lo have to say about winning ‘Top Chef’?

During an interview with People, Buddha Lo spilled the beans on his big win and he also talked about how he came up with his menu. He said, “There were so many things I hadn’t really shown, but you can only pick four.”

The executive chef at HลชSO, a fine-dining restaurant inside Marky’s Caviar in New York City further added, “So I thought, okay, strip it back, think about the words that they said. They said the best meal of your life. That’s impossible โ€” hopefully I live longer than the finale, you know? So maybe the best meal in my life will be different when I’m 50.”

Lo continued, “So what’s something that won’t change and you will look back no matter what the result? Well, the best people in my life aren’t going to change. My mom’s still going to be my favorite person. Same with my dad. Same with brother.”

Buddha ended up making hamachi with caviar in the grand finale which was dedicated to his brother, lobster laksa for his mom, and Mongolian lamb for his late father, who passed away due to cancer. For the final course, he made a pumpkin mille-feuille as an ode to his home in America.

How did the fans react to Buddha Lo’s big win?

One fan wrote, “Woohoo! I’ve been rooting for Buddha to win Top Chef, and he did! I thought for sure Evelyn would win, and I liked all three finalists, but Buddha was my guy. #TopChef”

Another user tweeted, “Buddha winning top chef for his dad who passed away ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญย  Iโ€™m crying. His dad passed away then 2 days later he found out he got on top chef ๐Ÿ˜ญ what a beautiful journey! Iโ€™m so happy he won! #topchef”

Followed by a user who penned, “love how happy Jackson is for Buddha! Great #bromance! Congratulations, Buddha! So touching! Well deserved!! I’m so glad #TopChef saves a few minutes to show us a bit of the celebration. #topchefhouston #topcheffinale”

One user tweeted, “Congratulations Buddha and thank you #topchef for best season ever, diversity and positive representation”

Another fan wrote, “Buddha was a tour de force on Top Chef. What a great season. What a tribute to his late father.”

These were a few reactions of the fans to Buddha Lo winning season 19 of Top Chef. We send our hearty congrats to Buddha Lo and we can’t wait for him to shine bright like a diamond in the future. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.
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