Carla Hall has 'a little PTSD' from her time on 'Top Chef'

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."

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"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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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Fergie attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Mandy Moore attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Mandy Moore attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Connie Britton attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Carla Hall attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Art Garfunkel (R) and wife Kim Garfunkel attend the 2018 Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Paul Shaffer attends the 2018 Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: The Paley Center for Media chairman Frank A. Bennack, Jr. (L) and The Paley Center for Media president and CEO Maureen J. Reidy attend the 2018 Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: (L-R) Damon J. Gillespie, Grace Aki, Casey Johnson, and Ted Sutherland attend the 2018 Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: J. Balvin attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Alex Wallace attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Alejandra Espinoza attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Shirley Rumierk attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Annabelle Attanasio attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Litzy attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Fabian Rios attends the 2018 The Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Deborah Joy Winans attends the 2018 Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Jaime Lee Kirchner attends the 2018 Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Mandy Moore attends the 2018 Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Stephen Hill (L) and A. J. Calloway attend the 2018 Paley Honors at Cipriani Wall Street on May 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
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