LOS ANGELES – Lesbian chef Christina Wilson knocked off Justin Antiorio in the finale of “Hell’s Kitchen” on Monday night, and will become chef at Gordon Ramsay’s new steakhouse in Las Vegas.
Wilson will earn a yearly salary of $250,000 to run Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
The 32-year-old lesbian from Philadelphia kissed her girlfriend and other relatives after she learned she was the winner.
Chef Ramsay said both chefs were worthy of the job, but chose Wilson because of her passion for food. Antiorio was steady throughout the intense competition, and made history as the only chef in 10 seasons of “Hell’s Kitchen” to correctly identify all the mystery ingredients in a blind test taste.
Antiorio’s superior palate seemed to be eclipsed by Wilson’s leadership abilities in the kitchen during the final challenge, and Antiorio was hampered by a reluctant helper, Clemenza Caserta, who kept complaining that he should have made it to the finals.
To read a Q&A with Christina Wilson on the FOX Broadcasting Co. website, click HERE.