Food Network Star, Season 8: Linkie Marais

Linkie Marais is a finalist on Season 8 of Food Network Star.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Todd Plitt ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Next Food Network Star Season 8, Episode 1

Contestant Linkie Marais of Team Giada entering her first Star Challenge in Episode 1, as seen on Food Network's Star, Season 8.

Next Food Network Star Season 8, Episode 1

Contestant Linkie Marais from Team Giada shopping at Restaurant Depot for their Star Challenge "Restaurant Impossible" in Episode 1, as seen on Food Network's Star, Season 8.

Next Food Network Star Season 8, Episode 1

Contestant Linkie Marais of Team Giada cooking for their restaurant "Blu" in the Star Challenge "Restaurant Impossible" as seen on Food Network's Star, Season 8.

Next Food Network Star Season 8, Episode 1

Contestant Linkie Marais of Team Giada plating for their restaurant "Blu" for the Star Challenge "Restaurant Impossible" as seen on Food Network's Star, Season 8.