Guilty Pleasures of the Famous - It’s safe to say that nearly everyone in this world has a guilty pleasure– even famous people. Normally the indulgence you’re too embarrassed to admit, the guilty pleasure can range anywhere from junk food to gambling money down at the dog track.
I think it’s safe to say that most people enjoy a good dose of disgusting junk food — you know the kind you’d rather your co-workers not see you scarf down. For many others it’s brainless reality TV or trashy magazines.
Guilty Pleasures of the Famous
Despite it potentially ruining their flawless rep, many ‘famous’ people have admitted to the following guilty pleasures:
Mario Batali Loves Doritos and Salsa
You’d think a celebrity chef like Mario Batali would enjoy a nice fois gras when winding down, but he has admitted that his achilles heel is a snack of Doritos and salsa.
Ashton Kutcher Reveals Guilty Pleasure Jersey Shore
The actor claims to love unwinding to an hour of the Jersey Shore on MTV. How many other legitimate actors admit to watching reality TV trash?
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Anthony Bourdain + KFC Mac ‘N’ Cheese
He may travel the world and try some of the most obscure delicacies out there, but at the end of the day Bourdain’s comfort food is some piping hot KFC Mac N’ Cheese.
David Chang Guilty Pleasure Popeye’s Fried Chicken
Yet another celebrity foodie who loves fast food! David Chang is best known as the owner of the renowned NYC restaurant Momofuku, but what few people know about him is the fact that he loves Popeye’s fried chicken.
Bill Clinton Loves Chicken Enchiladas
The former US President was known for his bad eating habits, which included a penchant for McDonald’s Big Macs. His alleged favorite dish was chicken enchiladas. Now the politician is a vegan, so chicken enchiladas may be a thing of the past.
Tom Colicchio Guilty Pleasure Beef Jerky
The host of Top Chef may berate his contestants when they don’t produce haute cuisine, but his own guilty pleasure is the cowboy-esque beef jerky.
Cat Cora Peanut Butter Reese’s Cups are My Weakness
The Food Network’s Cat Cora isn’t afraid to admit that Reese’s peanut butter cups are her all time weakness.
Junot Diaz Guilty Pleasure Monster Manga
Author Junot Diaz is best known for his award-winning novel, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, but he doesn’t always read so high-brow. The Dominican-American author has admitted to one of his favorite indulgences– Monster Manga!
Bobby Flay Guilty Pleasure is Pistachio Gelato
He may throw down with established home cooks in “Throw Down” but at the end of the day this celebrity chef just wants to curl up with a bowl of pistachio gelato.
Gerald Ford Presidential Cocktail Gin and Tonic
The former president wasn’t afraid to admit that one of his vices was a stiff drink– more specifically a gin and tonic!
Kim Glass Her Guilty Pleasure: Pancakes + Olympic athletes
US Olympic volleyball player Kim Glass recently admitted in the London games that she has two guilty pleasures– a plate of warm pancakes and other Olympic athletes.
Alex Guarnaschelli: I love cool ranch doritos and oreos!
Yet another celebrity chef that loves junk food– more specifically cool ranch Doritos and oreos!
Thomas Keller Loves Peanut Butter
Keller is known for his foodie writings and the numerous James Beard awards he’s won. He admits that his guilty pleasure is peanut butter– but how much is that actually a guilty pleasure? Boring!
Nigella Lawson Likes to Eat in Bed Guilty Pleasure
The British food writer admits that she likes to eat in bed. Crumbs, crumbs, crumbs.
Richard Nixon Presidential Cocktail Rum & Coke
Ford may have enjoyed gin and tonic but President Nixon was more of a fan of rum and coke.
Elvis Presley + Peanut Butter, Banana and Bacon Sandwich
The King of rock n’ roll loved a good pb&bb. And who can blame him? Never had it but it sounds delicious!
Herschel Walker Guilty Pleasure + My Life as Dinosaur Dental Floss
This NFL player admits that his guilty pleasure is curling up with the children’s book “My Life as Dinosaur Dental Floss” which is a Christian story about a boy who who gets in a whole lot of trouble around a museum.
Guilty Pleasures of the Famous