From Eater.com: "Bravo has announced the contestants and new judges of season three of Top Chef Masters, premiering April 6. Celebrity appearances include Mad Men's Christina Hendricks, rock group Maroon 5, and "pop sensation" Kelis. Also, a format change: This season will follow the style of Top Chef regular edition and just have a series of eliminations. Past winners include Marcus Samuelsson and Chicago chef Rick Bayless, and everyone from Anita Lo to Jonathan Waxman and David Burke has participated in past seasons. The 12 contestants this season: Hugh Acheson (Athens, GA), Floyd Cardoz (NYC), John Currence (Oxford, MS), Traci Des Jardins (San Francisco), George Mendes (NYC), Mary Sue Milliken (Los Angeles), Naomi Pomeroy (Portland, OR), Suvir Saran (NYC), John Rivera Sedlar (Los Angeles), Alex Stratta (Las Vegas), Celina Tio (Kansas City, MO), and Sue Zemanick (New Orleans, LA).
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