Bobby and Giada Reveal Their Keys to Success As Food Network Stars

Food Network Star, Season 12When Food Network Star kicks off upon May 22 (at 9|8c), mentors Bobby Flay as well as Giada De Laurentiis will have a single pursuit before them: Find Food Network's next famous face. It's up to them to guide a rivals through 11 weeks of competition, challenge them to grow as well as improve, as well as ultimately decide who among them has a bright light of Star power only like a mentors have. Recently Star Talk chatted with Bobby as well as Giada, who looked forward to what's in store for a finalists this season as well as reflected upon their own roads to stardom as well as how they've claimed a spotlight as their own.

For Giada, a key to success is as simple as only being yourself as well as "being comfortable with who you are," she says. But that may be easier pronounced than done, she explains. "Thats a tough place to get to, especially for women," she says, noting a double standard that's often expected of women. "For a long time in a beginning of my career, we really cared a lot about what everybody else thought of me, as well as that defined who we was as well as what we was doing," she adds. It turns out, though, that all it took for her to accept herself as well as feel loyal ease was time. "I consider in my older years, being over 40 now, Ive started to realize we only have to do what we want to do as well as not worry so much about what everybody else thinks, because truly Im not going to make everyone happy," she says. "Im not going to be a person everybody wants me to be." These days, her concentration is upon herself as well as her family, she tells us. "So as long as we can get up in a morning, look at myself in a mirror as well as be happy with who we am, as well as my immediate family is OK with who we am, we consider thats a success."

Bobby says professional growth has been a vast driver of his success. He notes his willingness to adapt as a landscape changes around him. "Trying to be improved each day as well as being open to trying new things as well as evolving as a times evolve as well as then a viewers evolve," he explains. "I consider that thats really important."

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Tune in to a premiere of Food Network Star upon Sunday, May 22 at 9|8c.