Farewell to Retro-Rad

by in Food Network Star, June 26, 2012

Emily Ellyn and Alton

Team Alton will bring only two finalists to Miami after saying goodbye to Emily Ellyn in last Sunday's episode. Emily embodied her "retro-rad" POV to a T, but after seven weeks she was still unable to open up and get comfortable on camera. After her presentation to the media panel, "awkward" was the word Jess Cagle from Entertainment Weekly used to describe her. "That's a word you never want to hear about someone in front of a camera," said Bob Tuschman.

Alton saw great potential in Emily: "She was a ready-made package. You could look at her and know what she was about. Retro-rad was great. She lives it. When she wasn't on camera, she was on the side crocheting. She was the real thing!"

Through "happy tears," Emily reflects on the Star experience and working with Alton: "There's no way to even prepare for something like this. The whole thing was awesome. I gave it my best, and I made great food. I was more upset when I was voted off that I let Alton down. He was there for us 5,000 percent."

Hear more from Alton, Bob and Emily in her exclusive exit interview. Did you want to see more retro-rad, or do you think it was Emily's time to go home?

Flip through Emily’s Star Scrapbook and more behind-the-scenes photos from Episode Seven.

 

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  1. AltonBrownisAwesome says:

    Emily was my favorite and she should still be in and Nikki should have gone home the first time she went into the pitch room. I'm so glad Nikki is gone. If she were to become the next food network star, I would have never watched her show. She sounded so canned. I got tired of hearing " I'm nikki and I'm the grill next door" at the beginning of all her presentations. Emily was interesting and fun, and always had a smile on her face.Everyone with the exception of team Alton's finalists, has a POV that someone else on food network already has. Mexican, grilling thy're all so generic