LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Who is the Next Food Network Star 2013 winner 2013? The wait is over to learn who wins Food Network Star. Damaris Phillips was named next Food Network Star 2013 winner in live results tonight August 11, 2013. Damaris won over finalists Rodney Henry and Russell Jackson. Russell finished in third place earlier tonight. Damaris’ show to be produced by the cable channel will be called Eat, Date, Love.
The Next Food Network Star 2013 winner survived weeks of eliminations. Along the way were conflicting comments from viewers about the competition. Many viewers hoped tonight’s Next Food Network Star 2013 would not be Rodney, aka Pie Man.
One viewer commented “I’m not surprised that Stacy went home but I really thought that ‘Pie Man’ would go first. I’m a Damaris fan & think she would be a great asset to Food Network.” Another agreed. “Pie man … cant speak and cant cook” adding “he is no network star either. Shocked he continued on.”
Most fans before tonight’s telecast believed that Demaris would win. “I absolutely love Damaris. She is witty, a good cook, funny, and entertaining. Food Network needs her. Stacey was way too polished and too rehearsed.” Another agreed saying they were “delighted that Damaris did such a great job” this season, adding “I hope that she gets the vote out.”
But others were torn after seeing the pilots. “Rodney’s pilot was the most polished. That’s why he has my support. I like Damaris, but she was too shy with the camera and the show idea kind of fell flat.”