The Sweet Way Ted Allen Reacted To Maneet Chauhan's Tournament Of Champions Win

Ted Allen simply tops the list when it comes to being a team player, and he couldn't be happier about his "Chopped" teammate Maneet Chauhan's victory on Guy Fieri's "Tournament of Champions II." Sharing a retweet of her epic victory on social media, he writes, "SO proud of our amazing @Chopped colleague @ManeetChauhan for this huge victory!!!" (via Twitter). Chauhan was the winner of the second competition featuring multiple Food Network greats, taking home her title in addition to $25,000 and an all-new SUV (via Broadway World). Hosted by Guy Fieri, the event featured 16 top-level chefs competing in a single-elimination contest with head-to-head battles originating from East Coast and West Coast teams.

Allen retweeted Chauhan's own words describing her victory, which accompanied a photo of the champ making a WWE-worthy victory pose and sporting a championship belt and an attitude to match. Said Chauhan, "Thank you all for the love and support that has been pouring in. Humbled and so grateful. @GuyFieri thank you. @FoodNetwork @discoveryplus #TournamentOfChampions."

A champion beyond Chopped, Maneet Chauhan

"Tournament of Champions II" reported some impressive stats, so this is no insignificant win. The show boasted 11 million viewers, up 41 percent from this timeslot at year-ago viewership data (via Broadway World). Achieving a top social ranking at #4 and garnering 12 million video views, "Tournament of Champions II" also had the distinction of being one of Food Network's most social series. It seems that rivalries and randomness were a winning recipe.

And while Chauhan's win was truly meaningful to Ted Allen and the "Chopped" crew as well as profitable to the Food Network crew, where her victory truly shines is in the hearts of her fans. As @BillonKim shared on social media, "Loved it so much (more than expected). You guys always give it your all but for TOC the competition level somehow goes up & is more intense. I don't know if it's the fancy belt or the bragging rights but y'all turned it up. So so good. Congrats to everyone involved [applause emoji]" (via Twitter).

Congrats to Maneet Chauhan. Hopefully, the irreplaceable Ted Allen will bring us more to smile about, too.