Sorry, Michelle Tribble: Our readers prefer past ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ winners to you

Gordon Ramsay‘s choice of winner of “Hell’s Kitchen” on Feb. 2 was Michelle Tribble. Before appearing on this “All-Star” edition, she had competed on season 14 of this Fox reality competition series when she finished third. We wondered how you’d rank Tribble against that season’s winning chef, Holli Ulgade, and all of the other previous champs. (If you haven’t cast your ballot yet in our best to work rankings, be sure to do so at the bottom of this post.)

Turns out that your favorite winner of “Hell’s Kitchen” is Christina Wilson, who took the title in season 10. This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania resident was 32 when she won on Sept. 10, 2012. She worked in Las Vegas, first as the head chef at Gordon Ramsay Steak in the Paris Casino and then as executive at Gordon Ramsay BurGR in the Planet Hollywood Casino.

Like Tribble, Ulgade was 24 when she won on Aug. 10, 2010. When it was not possible for this San Bernardino, California resident to work at London’s Savoy Grill, she moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she was the executive chef at B Ocean’s. She now runs the SENS Wellness lifestyle program.

SEE ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ winners: Where are they now, who is your favorite from seasons 1 to 16? [POLL]

Tribble is just a year older than the youngest-ever winner: season 5’s Danny Veltri. This Edgewater, Florida resident was only 23 when he won on May 14, 2009. He worked as a sous chef at the Fornelletto in the Borgata Hotel Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey before starting his own company, Back From Hell Catering, and working at the Gnarly Surf Bar & Grill in the sunshine state.

While a whopping 50% of our readers believe that Tribble deserved to win over Nick Peters Bond and Benjamin Knack, how do you think she compares to the previous 16 title-holders? Vote in the poll below and then sound off in the comments section.

SEE ‘Hell’s Kitchen All Stars’ finale: Did the right chef win or was one of the other finalists robbed? [POLL]

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