August 06, 2013 03:38 AM by Stephanie Gustafson
The finale of Food Network Star is upon us, but unfortunately, it looks like Stacey Poon-Kinney’s attempt at Food Network glory has drawn to a close. Fans of the reality show were disappointed to see their favorite contestant mercilessly axed in the semi-finals. Did the judges make the wrong choice?
Early on in this season of Food Network Star, it seemed that Stacey was destined for victory. Her polished demeanor seemed like it could be a great asset on a show that is sometimes criticized for choosing style over substance. But that polish wound up seeming more and more phony as the season continued, with Stacey starting to feel just a little less than genuine in her approach.
But although some viewers felt that Stacey erred too much on the side of sleazy salesperson, others remained devoted to the contestant’s healthier approach. The three finalists, by comparison, offered ideas that, while probably delicious, were also incredibly high on the calories. Viewers trying to watch their weight feel that the show’s contestants have the responsibility to pitch the occasional healthy item, something they feel has not been accomplished through finalists Russell and Rodney’s creations.
Although she did not make the final cut, Stacey Poon-Kinney is still glad she was able to compete on Food Network Star. Following her TV elimination, Stacey tweeted, “So grateful for the opportunity to share on #FoodNetworkStar.” Also grateful for all the support from fans, friends and family members, the reality contestant posted, “When I came home from #foodnetworkstar, I came home to love.”
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