Poll: Who’s the Most Improved Star Finalist?

Contestants Michelle Ragussis and Nikki Martin of Team Bobby, Yvan Lemoine and Phillip "Ippy" Aiona of Team Giada and Martie Duncan and Justin Warner of Team Alton at the reveal of the Star Challenge "Promos" as seen on Food Network's Star, Season 8.

Photo by: Edward Chen/Creel Films ©¬ 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Edward Chen/Creel Films, ¬ 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Think back to almost 10 weeks ago when we first met this season’s 15 Food Network Star hopefuls. As a group, they were a bit timid, unsure of the whole cooking-in-front-of-a-camera-for-famous-people thing, but extremely eager to prove themselves and their cooking chops to their mentors and the network. Thanks to the mentoring of Alton, Bobby and Giada, each contestant had the opportunity to grow as a cook and potential television personality, though some finalists’ stays at Star were too short-lived to benefit from their advice. The remaining six finalists, however, have enjoyed a month and a half of constructive criticism and countless chances to show their progress toward stardom, and this Sunday, Ippy , Justin, Martie, Michele, Nikki and Yvan will have a final few moments to demonstrate their improvement and promising Star potential in a promo for their would-be Food Network show.

Tell us: Which of the remaining Star finalists is the most improved contender?

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