8 Chefs Who Look Like Animals

Giada, meet sloth.

Chow-io Batali?

It’s been said that everyone has an animal doppelganger, the one that, should they one day wake up as their non-human counterpart, would perfectly embody their look and demeanor. We’re not going to go so far as to say that these chefs and food celebrities all match their animal doppelganger’s demeanors (we don’t know them well enough), but they’ve certainly got the look down. Here are 8 culinary celebrities and the animals they most closely resemble.

Carla Hall: Giraffe

She’s not only got the look down, she’s got the height to boot.

Mario Batali: Chow Chow

Both red-haired, chubby, independent, and fans of drinking marinara sauce directly from the bottle.

Anthony Bourdain: Horse

Why the long face, Tony?

Giada De Laurentiis: Sloth

The resemblance is uncanny.

Rick Bayless: Meerkat

If we were turning The Lion King into a live-action film, we’d cast Bayless as Timon. We bet he can make a tasty grub enchilada as well.

Anne Burrell: Grey-Crowned Crane

They’ve got matching hairdos, at least.

Rachael Ray: Squirrel

Too cute!


Sandra Lee: Afghan

They’re both thin, blonde, glamorous, and fans of canned food.