There may be a few things you don’t know about the celebrity chef besides his infamous fiery temper and excessive use of expletives. With 22 restaurants, six of which are Michelin-starred, Gordon Ramsay is one of the most successful chefs and restauranteurs in the world. A visible star, with a number of highly rated television series, published works and inspiring documentaries, Ramsay is one diversified cook.
1. “You’re So Vain”
The 48-year-old Scottish-born chef is obsessed with vanity and youthfulness. Ramsay has admitted to having Botox injections that cost close to $2,000 a pop, and numerous dental procedures to fix his teeth. The restauranteur also undergoes follicular unit extraction, a procedure that removes hair follicles from lush patches of his scalp and then reinserts where his hairline is thinning. The hair transplant costs nearly $40,000.
2. He Was Almost a Professional Athlete
Before Gordon gained an interest in cooking, he was an avid soccer player. Ramsay began playing at the age of 12 for an under-14 team in Warwickshire, England. He is said to have played two first-team games for former Scottish giants, the Rangers. But during training, Ramsay seriously injured his knee, smashing the cartilage and later tearing a cruciate ligament, leaving him sidelined for life. Rather than be known as the soccer player with a “gammy knee,” Ramsay explored culinary education. Today, the notable chef enjoys watching soccer games with his family.
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