By Annie Barrett
January 08, 2009 at 11:05 PM EST

I know Toby Young’s the big Top Chef buzz today, but that’s really no reason to not dedicate an entire PopWatch post to Fabio. With his two choice quotes from last night’s Top Chef, Fabio the Silly [Fusilli] Italian has temporarily filled the “foreign reality TV beefcake I pretend to obsess over” room for rent in my heart — you know, the one previously occupied by Maks. All he had to do was say, “It’s not Top Scallops,” and I was immediately all, “Thank you for your interest! That room is available, and here is your key.” (Breakfast’s at 11 and he’s cookin’.) Press play below.

In other news, I’m proud to report I lasted a whole SEVEN MINUTES into the episode before eating something. What about you? And which is uglier: Life or TV?

For more Top Chef, read today’s’s TV Watch!