Paulie Giganti was a contestant on Season 16 of Hell's Kitchen. He ranked in 4th place. On April 20 2017, he passed away due to an accidental overdose of an unknown drug.
Paulie started off well, being friendly with his teammates. But, as the season went on, he became aggressive, and was verbally assaulting everybody, especially Ryan who he said never admitted her mistakes, while he was not admitting his own. Because of that, he became a minor antagonist.
Season 16 Edit
- He is the third contestant to be the only male of the season who made it to the black jackets, following Jon (Season 11), and Jared (Season 15).
- He is the fourth contestant to have passed away after his appearance on the show, following Rachel (Season 2), Aaron (Season 3), and Keith (Season 2).