Watch Finalists' Casting Videos: The Competitors in Their Own Words

Watch exclusive clips of the Food Network Star finalists and see what you think of the rivals as they present themselves in their own words.

What started as a pool of countless applicants is now just a crop of 12: those lucky dozen hopefuls who are set to compete on Food Network Star, Season 12. But before the finalists became just that — the competitors who are officially part of the cast — they had to prove themselves, their culinary histories and their on-camera charisma in introductory casting videos. We got our hands on those first-person accounts, and now it's your turn, fans, to watch these exclusive clips and see what you think of the rivals as they present themselves. Read on below to view them all.

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