Carla Hall still gets unexpected reminders of her time on "Top Chef."
The co-host of "The Chew," who was a runner-up on the fifth season of the Bravo cooking show, caught up with AOL.com at The Paley Honors: A Gala Tribute to Music on Television Presented by Verizon at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday night, where she recalled the show's recognizable elimination music that plays just before Padma Lakshmi tells contestants to "please pack your knives and go."
"Let me tell you," Hall started when we asked if that music brings back memories. "We did this competition thing on 'The Chew,' and I walked in and I think I have a little PTSD from 'Top Chef,' because I was like, 'I know this. I know this feeling well.'"
Since appearing on "Top Chef," where she was an undisputed breakout star, Hall's career has skyrocketed. She's been a co-host on ABC's one-hour food-centric talk show that premiered back in 2011. She told AOL.com that it's going to events like the Paley Honors that continue to give her a thrill after so many career highlights.
"This is my third Paley event and every time they've been incredible," she gushed. "I'm amazed how they can take you on a journey with the wealth of information that they have."
Tuesday night's Paley Honors gala played a variety of video packages using music-centric moments from the Paley Center's television archive. Other stars in attendance were Connie Britton, Fergie, Mandy Moore and Jimmy Fallon.
See photos from the red carpet below:
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