Food Network Star Winner Damaris Phillips Talks Paula Deen and Her Vision of Southern Food: 'It's Not Just Fried Meats and Gravy'

As far as five-year plans go, Damaris Phillips‘ has been a whopping success.

The 32-year-old Kentucky native recalls watching an early season of Food Network Star and deciding it would be an ideal career option, given her addiction to cooking. She applied to culinary school soon after. READ MORE

The Voice's Amber Carrington on 'Stay,' 'Crazy,' Forgotten Lyrics -- 'I'm Glad I Didn't Play It Safe'

Amber Carrington recognizes that her decision to dabble in a variety of genres may have hurt her chances at winning Season 4 of The Voice. Nevertheless, she has no regrets.

“Team Adam was all about taking risks and making a mark on the world,” says the eventual Top 5 finisher. “Every single song that I did was …READ MORE

The Voice's Holly Tucker on Beating Insecurity, Tackling Hymns and Never Closing the Show

Timing is everything in the music business. That’s a lesson Holly Tucker learned when she got rejected during an open-call audition for The Voice back in Season 1. “They said I had a lot of potential, but they wanted to see me grow a little bit more,” recalls Tucker.

Undeterred, the Waco, TX native tried out for The X Factor, American Idol and even …READ MORE

The Voice's Josiah Hawley on His Rocky Amy Winehouse Cover and Misheard Coldplay Lyrics

Josiah Hawley knows some viewers dismissed him the minute they heard the term “male model” during his Blind Audition on Season 4 of The Voice, but he doesn’t let it bother him.

“The show only has a minute to tell your story,” Hawley reasons. “I grew up doing concrete construction. That’s what …READ MORE

The Voice's Judith Hill on Reworking Bieber & Xtina and Coping With Front-Runner Pressure

It’s a little unnerving to be pereceived as a front-runner in a reality singing competition, says Judith Hill. “It creates a weird pressure that you didn’t really sign up for,” says the woman whose ouster at the end of The Voice‘s Season 4 Top 8 results telecast caught many fans off guard. READ MORE