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The Best 'Food Network Star' Winners, Ranked

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List RulesVote up your favorite winners of 'Food Network Star.'

Some of the most popular Food Network Star winners have gone on to become incredibly successful celebrity chefs. A combination of personality and cooking skills landed the men and women below the top spot on the reality competition. People from all different backgrounds, ranging from restaurant owners to stay at home parents, have taken home the prize. Who are the best Food Network Star winners?

While most people know Guy Fieri from his many television shows, he actually got his start as the Season 2 winner of Food Network Star. Guy's Big Bite was actually Fieri's winning pilot. While he was first known as an NFL quarterback, Eddie Jackson began focusing on his culinary talents after finishing his football career, and ended up Food Network Star's Season 11 winner.

There are also plenty of female next Food Network Star winners, such as the charming Aarti Sequeira, who went on to host Aarti Party. Damaris Phillips of Southern at Heart and Melissa d'Arabian of Ten Dollar Dinners are also Food Network Star winners.

Check out the rest of the stars below, and then vote up your favorites from this Food Network Stars list!