December 07, 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. Chris Pratt Name Drops Jennifer Lawrence in Christmas-Themed Mad Lib Theater With Jimmy Fallon
  2. Drake and Aaliyah's Posthumous Collaboration 'Talk Is Cheap' Surfaces Online
  3. Tom Hanks Puts Emma Watson in Danger in 'The Circle' Teaser Trailer
  4. Mariah Carey Flaunts Her Curves in Peek-a-Boo Dress After Christmas Concert With Bryan Tanaka
  5. Watch Fiona Apple Sing Anti-Donald Trump Christmas Carol
  6. Sofia Vergara Gets Sued by Her Own Embryos as Legal Battle With Ex Continues
  7. Watch Shawn Mendes Cover Drake's 'Fake Love' on 'Live Lounge'
  8. 'Walking Dead' Star Steven Yeun Is Expecting First Child With Wife Joana Pak