Food Network Star Mentors' Most Memorable Facial Expressions

Browse insider photos of Alton Brown, Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis to see the mentors' most unforgettable expressions of happiness, disappointment and seeming confusion on Food Network Star, Season 9.

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Eddy Chen ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Powerful Plead

Throwing back his head, closing his eyes and turning his hands into fists, Alton seemed to be wishing mightily for something to occur.

LOL-Worthy

At the premiere Star Challenge, Giada couldn't contain her giggles while tasting the finalists' food and reviewing their pitch tapes outdoors.

Multiple Reactions

While Alex Guarnaschelli was in utter shock at Danushka's "boredom" comment during the Chopped challenge, Bobby couldn't help but laugh at the guest judge's stunned face.

Can't Watch

As the mentors screened Team Romance's movie trailer during episode 4, Alton was forced to hide his face out of seeming embarrassment, given the film's moments of suggestive script.

Hands-Off

Lighthearted and perhaps even sarcastic, Giada's smile, together with her palms in the air, proved her less serious side on set.

Explain Yourself

With open arms and an accusatory expression, Giada seemed to demand a rapid response from one likely offender among the finalists.

All Smiles

Giada and Bobby took advantage of a less-stressful moment at evaluation and showed off genuine grins at the judges' table in the Food Star Kitchen.

Doubtful

Alton's furrowed brow and stern stare seemed to reveal his questioning of what's unfolding around him.

No Face Needed

The most telling aspect here is the fact that Giada's face isn't shown. As she watched the finalists record their premiere pitch tapes, she was forced to look away during one particularly cringe-inducing moment.

Listen Up

Try to imagine just moments before this photo was taken: Alton's hands likely smacked the table as he leapt forward in his chair.

What's So Funny?

While the scenes during some challenge presentations are downright tense, others are far more relaxed, as Bobby demonstrated with a hearty laugh on set.

Wait One Second

Wide-eyed with his mouth agape, Alton looked to have stopped one finalist in his or her tracks during a presentation.

Apparent Disappointment

Looking sad and forlorn, Alton took his seat at the judges' table during episode 3's evaluation.

Facepalm

It wasn't enough for Bobby to simply look away from Viet's disappointing on-camera stumble during the 4th of July Live challenge; he was forced to cover his eyes, as well.

Proper and Pensive

Alton completed his inquisitive look with one hand gently resting on his chin.

All Business

There was no time for laughing or jokes during the week 6 Mentor Challenge as Bobby doled out instructions to create inspired food products.

Not Impressed

As if he's uttering a simple, "So, what?" to the other members of the Selection Committee, Alton looked downright displeased as he reviewed each contestant's dish after the 4th of July Live challenge.

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