“Oh, I just love the fact that RuthBourdain has been nominated for a Beard Award,” Reichl squealed.
Reichl said she was glad the handle could bring a little levity to the awards show, and is really pulling for the mysterious tweeter to win, not only because she loves the Tweets, but to figure the true identity.
“I’m really hoping that he/she will win and will come forward to accept, and we will find out who it is.”
Whether or not the masked humorist accepts the award in a gorilla mask (as Banksy said he would), Reichl has some ideas about the identity. Though she wouldn’t go so far as to name names, she did give us a clue.
“I have theories about who it isn’t,” Reichl said. “There is actually a little suspicion in the back of mind that it may be one of the people who was a judge this year.”