After nearly a dozen weeks of competition, the latest Food Network Star will be crowned on Sunday at 9/8c. But who deserves to invade our homes on a regular basis to help fill our tummies? Let's take a look at the finalists:
Jeff Mauro, 32 - His simple "Sandwich King" food concept has wide-ranging possibilities as well as widespread appeal. He's been a strong contender from the start and has won a whopping five star challenges in addition to a camera challenge. Let's not forget that he was also able to actually charm Alton Brown — no small feat — during the Iron Chef challenge.
Susie Jimenez, 31 - This catering company owner definitely knows how to "Spice It Up," but Mexican cuisine doesn't seem all that new to the Food Network palate. She's only won three challenges, but the most recent Iron Chef challenge win was by far the most impressive. Not only did she exhibit cooking chops and the ability to perform under pressure, but she showed a latent talent working on camera with her natural, unassuming personality.
Vic "Vegas" Moea, 36 - This "Mama's Boy" has won four challenges and has come a long way with his cooking and performance skills. His Iron Chef lamb burger summed up how far he's come, and his sweet demeanor is a hit with the judges. He still makes some strange mistakes though (pre-made mint jelly, anyone?), so it remains to be seen if he can truly own his abilities to become a TV personality.
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