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Dearborn native and chef Mei Lin vanquished Portland-based chef Gregory Gourdet to win the "Top Chef: Boston" finale Wednesday, making her only the third woman to win the competition's top $125,000 prize in 12 seasons.

"My parents are definitely going to be really proud of me," Lin told Us Weekly. "Michael Voltaggio (Linn's boss, and Top Chef Season 6 winner) is going to be really proud of me. But most of all I'm really proud of myself and where I am right now."

Lin worked at Voltaggio's Ink restaurant in L.A. before "Top Chef," and apparently will return there. Her family still lives in metro Detroit. Lin once worked at Michael Symon's Roast, according to her Bravo bio.

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