The Next Food Network Star: Finale

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We have a winner! Last post on this season, we promise.

Alll day long we’ve been hearing from Next Food Network Star fans. Most of you are thrilled with how it turned out. Others are still rooting for Jag, even though he resigned weeks ago.

We’ll share some today’s Next Food Network Star mailbag and we want to hear what you have to say too. Spoilers after the jump …

We were rooting for Amy and most of you were too. We’re glad she won.

Still, Rory was the big surprise of the night. In this final episode Rory said she moved to Texas — not to land a cowboy boyfriend — but to participant in another reality show, Country Music Television’s Popularity Contest.

Rory “seems like an opportunist who’s just out to be on TV,”said TangerineBeth in an email to us today. “Rory seems like a fake since she’s already been on one reality show.”

BJurg emailed in a different view: ” I think that Rory was treated wrong. When Jag had to quit the contest she should have been the automatic winner.”

It does seem strange that Jaq was disqualified for not sharing more details about his military service or education, but Rory’s last reality appearance didn’t come up until the last minutes of the final episode.

“Was it just me or did Rory come off looking like a bit of a sore loser?” asked JayC28.

Some of you are wondering why Paul got so much face time in the finale. Is there a future for him on the Food Network?

YumSugar called the finale a “weird snooze-love-fest” and that does sum it up.

Let us know what you thought of the last episode. And who do you think will win Top Chef and Hell’s Kitchen?