Go Away With … Ted Allen

Born in Ohio and raised in Indiana, Ted Allen — the host of “Chopped All-Stars,” currently in its third season on the Food Network — remembers his parents dressing him up in smart pants and a blazer, before boarding a flight to visit his grandparents in Orlando. “This was during a time when everyone dressed up to fly,” says Allen, 47. “I remember getting to go into the cockpit on an Eastern Airlines flight, which was very exciting for me as a little kid. I’ve always loved going to visit different places.” Allen resides in New York City.

Go Away With … Jai Rodriguez

Jai Rodriguez became a household name as the culture vulture on “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” The 33-year-old entertainer, however, has gone back to his acting roots and is co-starring in the ABC sitcom “Malibu Country,” starring Reba McEntire. In the series, Rodriguez plays a record label employee who befriends McEntire’s character. Rodriguez is also the co-creator and co-executive producer of Logo’s reality series “Bad Sex,” which is currently in production for its second season.