WATCH: Winner Of Food Network Star Revealed!
After an emotional clip/reunion show finale, Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson finally put us out of our misery and revealed the winner of Food Network Star Season 8. With 4.5 million votes by you at home tallied, the winner is…
Sorry, residents of Bed-Stuy and larger Brooklyn. You’re going to have to give up the head chef at Do or Dine for awhile. The man has a series to shoot.
His series Rebel Without a Cause will be produced by his mentor Alton Brown, and is slated to premiere in the fall. Said Alton of his new protege:
“I had a feeling about Justin the first time we met, when he auditioned for me in Atlanta. I couldn’t put my finger on it, but I’m pretty sure it’s because I thought I saw a little me in him — deep down, we all want to replicate ourselves. But as soon as the competition cranked up, it became clear that Justin is an original, possessing a singular culinary vision. I did very little to steer him through the weeks that followed, mostly I tried to make sure his real character came through in each challenge. It’s been a great honor to accompany him on this part of his journey.”
Congrats, Justin! We can’t wait to tune in. Check out the clip below to watch the big reveal, Justin’s subsequent lovefest with Martie, and Alton’s Proud Papa Moment.