I don't really like Martie, but I agree that she's become more polished. She can certainly hold her composure on camera and still spew out a lot of words! I didn't see any party "decorating" in her pilot...thought that was a mistake. I think she could be a good Food Network personality, she's just too "campy" for me.
Michelle's personality isn't for me, and seafood is expensive here. Just not my niche. And her pilot looks like one of Bobby's almost exactly. Bobby didn't exactly bring creativity to his coaching of her. And I love Bobby, so it's hard for me to criticize him.
Justin's pilot was BRILLIANT. I didn't like him when this season started, but he's grown on me. I just think his show would need to still think at an accessible level. The aspic was a perfect example of something that sounds and looks difficult, yet was really, really easy. I think he nailed it.
Yvan is probably the most relatable and makes food many people would find accessible. I like him and would watch his show. He just doesn't have a huge WOW factor. Yet, I think he'd make a good ambassador for the network at events. He's very genuine and lovable.
I'm sort of sad that Nikki is gone, but I understand why. Her show is absolutely one I'd have watched and I found her likable. I agree with Boo that I didn't love The Grill Next Door name change. I hope to see her in something else soon. Her polish and skills are a great combo.
I loved the format this season and hope they continue this next year. Also? I want Susie's hair.
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