Top Chef Just Desserts: Johnny Iuzzini… Leave Him Alone!!!

Who makes these decisions at Bravo?  Specifically, who made the decision to makeover Top Chef Just Desserts co-host and judge, Johnny Iuzzini???

                                                        Johnny Iuzzini… Season One of Just Desserts

Does everyone who appears on a Bravo show have to go through the Queer Eye litmus test?  Was Johnny sent over to Rachel Zoe and she decided that he needed her touch??  And Andy gave Rachel the go-ahead???

                                                        Hey man… I’m just diggin’ my job and they asked me to do this show, so I said, “OK, why not?”

Loved Johnny on the debut season of Just Desserts… when Johnny had the pompadour hair, long sideburns and wore jeans with a pocket chain.  You were badass, Johnny!!  Goin’ totally against what one thinks as a stereotypical pastry chef.

                                                        Yeah, Andy “suggested” that maybe I should change my ‘look’ for the new season… and if I don’t go along with it, they’ll find another pastry chef.

Just Desserts started to get some good ratings from its first season… and things changed.  Bravo even changed the name from “Just Desserts” to “Top Chef Just Desserts.” Why?  Everyone knows that it’s a Top Chef spinoff.   Is this another “branding” opportunity?

Johnny is another example of Andy not knowing a good thing when he has one… and he had a great thing in Johnny Iuzzini… BEFORE he insisted that Johnny needed a makeover.  Andy:  Bring back the REAL Johnny Iuzzini!!!

Here is what they turned jeans-wearin’, pompadour hairin’, super-cool guy Johnny into:

                                                                                                                 Yep… the new, very uncomfortable-looking Johnny Iuzzini.  Pathetic.

NOTE:  As I recall, Johnny said during last season that he was living with or had a girlfriend.  If for some reason Johnny’s status changes and Andy Cohen sics da Stanker on Johnny… that’s it!  I will throw a brick through my TV set… and then shoot it to make sure it’s dead.

24 comments on “Top Chef Just Desserts: Johnny Iuzzini… Leave Him Alone!!!

  1. Sorry, I like the makeover. He looks better this season and was a distraction last season ( my opinion. Free country )


  2. I was never a big top chef fan….just caught the occasional show…but then I noticed they kept recycling the chefs, like the real world/road rules challenges…..same people, different challenges…so now I flip right past it. Besides, the food never, ever looked even remotely good to me.


    • I know its late but I agree with MS. SH, Johnny looked like (he) wanted to look and it was better last year… this year he does not look or feel like Johnny…let him go back to his ( Elvis) or greaser look, and leave him alone!

      P.S. He is so cute ( hehe)


  3. Johnny,

    Dude what happened to you?! I had to take a second look like scooby doo with one ear going up say “grrHuh?!” Why did you allow the execs @ bravo have you conform your look to their view of what a judge is supposed to look like. You look very uncomfortable. Did bravo really think this would go over well with their audience? The whole point is that you were the judge who didn’t look like a judge. You sported a that “rebel sans James Dean bunk the system look” that made you appear like you gave others the middle finger saying ” if you dont like me then f¥kk off!” That was your appeal and now its been stripped from you. They took away your style & mojo and made you the squeaky clean style puppet of that rachael Zoe character. You look like a little boy in a big suit. Is this a dictator-like network that doesn’t allow the person to be who they are? Man where are your convictions? Furthermore, what happened to your balls? The money for this season must be good for compromising your own style and ideals for a gig on a show. Too bad that next season there most likely won’t be a next season for this show with you on it or there won’t be a show period. I know I’ve lost interest in the show and maybe this fascist network. To bravotv-How could you? What were you thinking?! Stop trying to mainstream peoples’ looks? Whoever your branding/marketing/promotions person is should be fired!:-(


  4. He looked too much like Fonzie last season, not Elvis. I like the new look. He’s the same person, just toned down. He has kept a little on-camera edge because the chain is still visible and his hair is getting higher each episode of season 2.
    The new look opens up his face; he appears younger and kinder. He also doesn’t look as small in stature as he did last season; perhaps his head is now more balanced and the clothes are a better compliment to his shape. He’s attractive and the most edgy pastry chef of all regardless.


    • I agree with fem. He’s still the same guy, and the clothes aren’t going to change him. He is a very attractive man, before and after. What does his appearance have to do with whether or not you watch the show? That’s dumb.


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