Photos: Mentors’ Most Memorable Facial Expressions

by in Judges, July 18, 2013

Alton Brown and Giada De LaurentiisNow seven weeks into the competition, the remaining finalists are just now finding their footings in the Food Star Kitchen, and many are able to hold the attention of an audience on camera. They can turn out winning meals and garner high praises from focus groups, but their performances weren't always so star-worthy, and no one knows that better than the three people who've been face-to-face with the competitors' offerings from the very beginning: the judges, Alton, Bobby and Giada.

This Selection Committee has watched the contestants develop from day one, and in the last two months, the judges have experienced firsthand the exciting, disappointing, and simply odd plates and presentations shared with them. Given the surprises and sheer meltdowns they've seen from this year's competitors, then, it's no shock that the judges' faces through it all have been as wild and unpredictable as the antics they've witnessed. From Alton's furrowed brow and Bobby's cheeky grin to Giada's glaring side-eye, the judges don't hide what they're feeling well.

Browse this photo gallery to see the mentors' most memorable facial expressions, then tell Star Talk in the comments: What is your favorite moment from the season so far?

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Comments (6)

  1. BillO says:

    Wow, that made my day. Can't wait for the blooper reel, lol

  2. BillO says:

    Were there any memorable sounds that I missed? Did Bobby belch? Alton snort? Giada pass gas? Did anybody clap with one hand?

  3. MoHub says:

    Of course, the best expression of all—Alton choking on Stacey's cookie—is nowhere in the mix.

  4. Crouton40 says:

    Hehehe...funny. I don't think I've ever seem Alton with a look like that. Like BillO, above, I'd get a kick out of seeing the Blooper Reel..or..."Top 10 Facial Expressions This Season" just for comic-relief.

  5. Grace says:

    Gotta love Alton... :D

  6. Madame DEMANDa says:

    Alton: No, not again. I'll be good. Please!
    What we don't see is that just out of range, is Penny Davidi in black leather, stilletto's and a whip.
    Penny: So! My precious little Alty-Walty, you've been a very, bad, boy. You need some discipline!
    Giada: Go ahead. I'll spank him when you're done.