'Food Network Star' winner Damaris talks food and the future

Damaris Phillips, a southern cook who was all about the food love, won "Food Network Star" Season 9 on Sunday (Aug. 11). Find out what she had to say about her win, favorite foods and the future in this interview.What was your reaction to winning?Damaris: Oh I was shocked! Really excited.Did you expect to be the winner?Damaris: No, I hadn't even let myself go to that place. I really was trying to focus on being OK with the outcome, whatever it was. I was nervous that if I didn't win, I was going to be down on myself. I didn't even think about winning! I just thought about feeling successful no matter what. And then I did win ... [laughs]Was there a point when you started to think that you really could win the whole thing?Damaris: Definitely when it got down to ... Definitely after Nikki and Stacey left. I really thought that one...



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