Can you pick out the next Top Chef?
Competition is bigger than ever in the Lone Star State for the ninth season of the "Top Chef" series, "Top Chef: Texas." After a season first of chopping down 29 hopeful cheftestants, judges Tom Colicchio, Gail Simmons, Emeril Lagasse and Hugh Acheson trimmed down the fat to the top 16.
Check out Bravo's official bios of the remaining competitors—tats, fauxhawks and all.
"Top Chef: Texas" airs Wednesdays 10 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
Who do you think will be the next Top Chef? Leave us a comment below with your prediction!