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Last May, he was hired as executive chef at Imperial No.

9, a see-and-be-seen food palace at the new Mondrian Hotel in So Ho.

He went to Providence High and Charlotte Catholic, and spent six months at Camden Military Academy in South Carolina, where he was recruited to play basketball – he eventually hit 6-foot-5.Growing up in Charlotte, he describes himself as “a hellion.” Talbot’s best friend, Matthew Young, met him when they were teenagers on a youth trip.It was his bid for serious chefitude: The seafood-inspired menu was ambitious and sustainable, with raw tuna with wasabi and pink grapefruit, and soft-cooked pork belly topped with sea urchin.He got profiled in The New York Times, and was landing on Page 6 for his celebrity life.He married (and quickly divorced) a Brazilian model.

And his looks and his cooking kept getting attention.His plan, he told the Observer in 2007, was to find investors and open “something small and cozy in Manhattan.”That's not quite what happened.First, he became chef of Surf Lodge on Montauk, Long Island, a seasonal summer restaurant that’s popular with the city’s young and rich.He thinks his loyalty comes out of learning to live with diabetes.“When you're diabetic, that’s instilled in you: You don't do things for one stage.Everything is for life.”A diagnosis with Type 1 diabetes at age 12 becomes something that defines your life.Talbot made the cast for the second season in fall 2006, just as the show was taking off.