August 30, 2016  
Home > News > TV

Aarti Sequeira Is 'The Next Food Network Star' Winner

August 16, 2010 (3:13 am) GMT
The Indian chef is praised as 'extremely relatable' by a group of committee comprising of the show's judges and network's viewers.

"The Next Food Network Star" has found its new winner. Aarti Sequeira, who is known to have always-warm and upbeat personality, took home the title during Sunday, August 15 finale, beating Tom Pizzica and Herb Mesa altogether.

Sequeira triumphed in the final challenge where the remaining contestants must tape a 3-minute pilot coached by the network's personality . A focus group became the judge and they thought Sequeira looked comfortable talking in front of camera although she didn't look at the camera often.

The New Jersey native has no experience in the professional kitchen but she won the judges' affection with her bubbly personality and unique effort to fuse Indian flavors to everyday American cooking. For one, her Indian-themed proposed program, "Aarti's Paarti" would be none like the network has so far, making her a stand-out from the beginning.

Sequeira is set to debut her show next week. Food Network had a bad experience with the third season winner Amy Finley who walked out of her show "The Gourmet Next Door" after just six episodes.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. 'Outlander' Casts David Berry in Pivotal Role of Lord John Grey
  2. 'Zombieland 2' Still Happening With Original's Scribes on Board
  3. Kim Kardashian Reportedly Furious Over Blac Chyna's Naked Photos for Paper Magazine
  4. Stephen Colbert Takes on Anthony Weiner's Sexting Scandal, Spoofs Beyonce's VMA Performance
  5. The Homeless Guy Accepting Miley Cyrus' Moonman at 2014 VMAs Is Selling the Trophy
  6. Beyonce's Daughter Blue Ivy Wears a $11,000 Dress to the VMAs Because of Course She Does
  7. 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Reportedly Eyes Liam Garrigan to Portray King Arthur
  8. No, It's Not Britney! Kourtney Kardashian Plays With Huge Snake in This Cringe-Inducing Picture