So we're back to calling Top Chef a "cooking competition". OK.
Poor Tiffani. Dave was so mean to her in TC Season 1. Boo-hoo. Boo, effing, hoo Tiffani. She certainly was not an innocent. She was an arrogant, condescending terror. In the one of the final challenges, Dave was fed up with her and snapped back "I'm not your bitch, Bitch" which became a Thing (this was before memes). She's tried to rehab her reputation ever since. When she came back for Cooking Competition All Stars, there was this whole storyline about how awful she was and how much she had grown.
The times she's judged on Chopped, she tries to come off at this warm person. She's usually the one making a positive comment or acts so touched when a contestant inevitably shares a sob story. Of course she always sounds 100% rehearsed and fake when she does so. But tonight, OG Tiffani was back. She was in full on bitch mode. Girl, you are not Alex G so stp acting high and mighty. She was particularly vicious with Dave, so she claim she's over it all she wants but she obviously still has a death grip on that grudge. Dave was clearly taken aback she was one of the judges and he took her tongue lashing way better than I would have. After that stunt (which was clearly intentional and for the DRAMA), I would tell FN to shove it the next time they call if I were Dave.
I hate all the ridiculous posturing in these Beat the Judges episodes, both from the judges and the contestants. I thought it was bad on Tournament of Champions, but this is way worse. Some of these make them look like borderline cases of textbook megalomania.