Meet the New York Contestants on The Next Food Network Star

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The old class. Photo: Courtesy of the Food Network.

Two New York–based contestants will vie to become to be The Next Food Network Star when season five premieres this Sunday at 9 p.m., and they’ve both answered the same questions for the Food Network Addict blog. Brett August from Washington Heights names Anthony Bourdain as his chef idol and was most excited to meet the winner of last year’s show, Aaron McCargo Jr. Meanwhile, contestant Michael Proietti likes “ the FAB Morimoto. I love his fashion sense, and he’s an artist in the kitchen,” plus Proietti was eager to meet past FN Star loser Susie Fogelson because “I always looked forward to seeing what she was going to wear. Wow, that’s girlie of me!” We’re not judging.

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