20081007-izard-chicago-ad.jpgA photo of Stephanie Izard, the winning Chicagoan of last season's Top Chef, appeared on the show "What's Cookin' with the Republicans!" without her consent, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The show features a cooking segment inside a local Chicago restaurant, followed by a roundtable discussion led by Cook County Republican Tony Peraica, who is also running for Cook County State's Attorney.

The logo features Izard next to Peraica, but Peraica had no clue who she was.

The show's producer and fellow Republican Dan Schmitt said he picked her because she resembled one of his old girlfriends, and overall, "looked generic."

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