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Chef Hugh Acheson’s unibrow in jeopardy

credit: Bravo TV

credit: Bravo TV

We all know chef Hugh Acheson from his restaurants in Athens and Empire State South here in Atlanta. We’ve seen him compete on Top Chef Masters and as a judge on this season’s Top Chef.

And, of course, we all know his unibrow. In fact, anytime we post on this blog about Acheson, readers remark about his unibrow.

Acheson seems to take it all in stride. He punctuates his Twitter posts and signs his cookbooks now with his signature smiley face.  |:)

That unibrow will now be put to the test. Can it raise $100,000 for charity? We’ll find out. Wholesome Wave, which works to make locally grown produce more accessible and affordable to under-served communities, is hosting “Hugh’s $100,000 Eyebrow Challenge.”

Bravo TV’s website describes how it came to be:

It all began with a tweet. Well, several tweets. Tweets from Top Chef fans to judge, Hugh Acheson, lovingly referred to as “The Hughnibrow,” about… his unibrow, or “monobrow” as he calls it. It doesn’t bothers him, but apparently it bothers others. So, he issued a challenge: raise $100K for his charity, Wholesome Wave, the same charity for which he competed on Top Chef Masters and he’ll get rid of it.

If Wholesome Wave receives $100,000 in individual donations, Hugh’s unibrow will be plucked live on Bravo TV’s Watch What Happens Live on March 1st.

If you donate, you’ll have to enter the code “Eyebrow” for it to be added to the challenge total.

You can read more about it on the Wholesome Wave website.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

6 comments Add your comment

Ramona Clef

January 6th, 2012
11:35 pm

Plucked? Plucked? That would be torture. Please, tell him to have it waxed.


January 7th, 2012
8:54 pm

Too funny. Typically, I had not noticed. Was too busy looking at Padma.


January 8th, 2012
3:37 pm

These are obviously fake eyebrows. Everyone knows that chefs have long ago burned off their eyebrows from all the flambees they have done.


January 8th, 2012
8:21 pm

Unless he has it removed permanently with electrolysis, count me out. Ick.


January 12th, 2012
12:42 am

Better to have it tweezed as it is more likely to kill the hair follicles at the root and prevent or eliminate regrowth.


January 12th, 2012
2:45 pm

I am so focused on that ugly monobrow that I look past how cute you are and what a wonderful chef.
Get rid of it, it’s terrible!!!!!!