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Seventeen new cheftestants are prepping to compete for the ultimate jackpot as they face off in Top Chef: Las Vegas (premieres Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 9 pm/ET on Bravo).

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The Season 6 contestants include everyone from two chefs who are brothers to a "freelance chef," who recently lost the lease to her restaurant. Bravo even threw a French native into the mix — no doubt aiming for some Fabio-style culture clash.

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Watch the chef introductions in the video below (and take particular note of the Baltimore-based chef's intricate cleavage tattoo):

The Sin City edition of Top Chef will also feature celebrity guests including Wolfgang Puck, Todd English, Natalie Portman and Penn & Teller.