First Run Fan Poll:
Did the right Voltaggio win Top Chef?
1. Yes, Michael is obviously the best 39%
2. No, should have been Bryan 61%
(all percentages are as of the end of the initial broadcast.)
Although the Fan Favorite announcement was advertised throughout the latter half of the season as part of the reunion show, Andy Cohen apparently used his position with Bravo to force the announcement to move to his half-hour weekly talk show, Watch What Happens L!ve, which boasted only Bravo reality stars and mostly D-list celebrities as guests at the time of broadcast. Announced via a press release on December 8, the move was justified by keeping the polls open until December 10, something that hadn't been deemed necessary in previous seasons. His "Fall Finale," which had been expanded to an hour, featured Sarah Jessica Parker – his only A-list guest to date – possible only because due to her production deal with Bravo for her new reality series in development called Work of Art: The Next Great Artist. Approximately half-way through the hour Sarah announced the winner as Kevin after Andy had his usual discussion with the two finalists, Kevin and Bryan, via a poorly connected video link, given the extremely blurry images.