I sent her a message after the first episode came out.
I came clean - that she irked me previously on Pitmasters, just too intense and big attitude... BUT, after the first episode of CRAWL, she explains her "dual-personalities". I lOVE the casual Danielle, and now that I understand the Diva, I get a kick out of that side of her too.
Came full circle, and am a huge fan, keep up the good work, etc.
She wrote me back and thanked me for my honesty and support. We went back and forth about chicken lollipops and a few other things. I made my own a few weeks ago and took first place in a comp in chicken! Thanked her profusely. She was happy to hear they kicked butt.
Long story short, SHE IS AWESOME. Cut her some slack, give the show a chance and enjoy. It's not like we have all that many outlets on TV for our hobby, other than BBQ Pitmasters, COME ON!
VIVA the DIVA Q
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