'Next Food Network Star' finale: Did Justin Warner, Yvan Lemoine or Michele Ragussis win?Add to Favorites | The Next Food Network Star
Yep, the 27-year-old from Brown's team beat out his fellow Team Alton member Martie Duncan, Team Giada's Yvan Lemoine and Team Bobby's Michele Ragussis to win Season 8 of "The Next Food Network Star."
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The finale was more of a reunion special, with a few cute bits as the Brown, Flay, De Laurentiis and Food Network honchos Susie Fogelson and Bob Tuschman honored several contestants with superlatives -- Nikki Martin is the most competitive, while Malcolm Mitchell is the most cocky.
In the end, though, we were all there for the same reason -- to find out who won America's vote. Warner seemed genuinely moved when his name was announced as the winner, though in a very Justin way his first reaction to the news was "It's going down like that."
"Yeah, I feel like a proud papa," mentor Brown said as his mentee won the crown.
Proving that he's genuinely excited for his new career as Food Network Star, Warner's next reaction to his win was "When do we start?"
Did the right chef win? Are you surprised that Justin took home the title? Who did you vote for?