[PHOTOS] ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ winners: See complete list of past champs

Friday on Fox, the winner of “Hell’s Kitchen” Season 15 will be crowned as the remaining two chefs — Ariel Malone from Hackensack, New Jersey and Kristin Barone from Chicago, Illinois — must prepare a steak dish for special guest judge Ari Rosenson. Before host Gordon Ramsay makes his final decision, click through our photo gallery above to see all of the reality show’s past winners.

“Hell’s Kitchen” debuted on May 30, 2005, and has been a staple on the Fox network for nearly a dozen years now. The competition series is infamous for its slew of disastrous contestants and renowned British chef Ramsay’s knack for keeping the censors on their toes.

However, there has been a bit of controversy with the show over the years. While the winner is supposed to receive a head chef position at one of Ramsay’s restaurants, some champs have come forward saying they were never awarded what they were promised. Ramsay has adamantly denied these claims.

At the Emmy Awards, “Hell’s Kitchen” was nominated five times in the Best Art Direction category (2007-10, 2012) but has yet to win. Who do you think will claim victory for Season 15 on April 29 — Ariel or Kristin? Sound off in the comments section below or join the discussion right here in our reality TV forum.

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