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Meet The NFNS Finalists: Paul, Serena & Alexis

In celebration of Sunday's premiere of season 6 of The Next Food Network Star (9p|8c, June 6, on The Food Network), we're introducing all 12 of the finalists. Pay attention, please. We could have the next Guy Fieri in our midst.


Paul Young (left), 32, Chicago, Ill.
Weirdest thing you've ever eaten: Alligator sausage, and even to this day one of the best things I've ever put in my mouth. More >>

Serena Palumbo (center), 31, New York, N.Y.,
Favorite restaurant: In New York: Kesté Pizza & Vino, Bottega del Vino, Morandi, Bar Masa, Casa Mono, Momofuku Ssam Bar and Freemans; In Rome: 'Gusto, Dal Bolognese and Antica Pesa; In Sicily: La Madia; In Capri: Da Paolino. More >>

Alexis Hernandez (right), 40, Clarksville, Ind.
Favorite shows: Glee, The Real Housewives of New York City, Atlanta, New Jersey and Orange County and Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. More >>