Star Scrapbook: Justin Balmes

Flip through a Food Network Star finalist's scrapbook for an up-close-and-personal look at snapshots taken inside the Star house.

Photo By: Edward Chen / Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©2011, Television Food Network, G.P.

Cooking Chops

Justin B., a chef and fishmonger from Atlanta, always impressed the judges with his culinary skills. His camera presentations, however, did not measure up.

Art Up Close

A fellow finalist captured some of Justin B.'s tattoos up close as he ate a bowl of cereal in the Star house. "RIDE" on his knuckles pays tribute to his love of competitive cycling.

Tatted Up

At the first Star Challenge at the Farmers' Market, Justin B. shows off his full sleeve.

Camera Shy

Justin B. struggled through his promo at the Farmers' Market, freezing mid-sentence.

Comfort Zone

Throughout the four episodes and eight challenges for which he stuck around, Justin B. was always more comfortable in the kitchen.

Winning Dish

Justin B. nailed the challenge at Scarpetta with this abalone-inspired calamari steak dish.

Get the Recipe: "A Bologna" - Calamari, Scallops and Clams with Roasted Fingerlings and Arugula Salad

All Smiles

He finally shows some personality when he gets called out for the win.

Hanging at the House

During some downtime back at the Star house, Justin B. snapped this photo of fellow finalists congregating in the kitchen.

Hollywood Livin'

Justin B. captured this photo of the pool at the finalists' Hollywood Hills mansion.

Pool Time

A fellow finalist snapped Justin B. getting some sun out by the pool.

Bonding

Justin B. showed a more lighthearted side as he goofed off with his teammate Jeff at the Cougar Town challenge.

Meeting Ms. Deen

Paula was curious about Justin B.'s body art.

Shocked

The look on Justin B.'s face says it all: He did not think he'd be the one going home after the Cougar Town challenge.

Wiped Out

Competing on Star is exhausting, to say the least. Justin B. gave it his all and served up some great food. "This is not the last you've seen of me," he promises.