WATCH: Martita Makes an Entrance

See what happened when the winner of Comeback Kitchen shocked her fellow Food Network Star finalists with her unexpected entrance.

Finalist Martita Jara walks onset, as seen on Food Network Star, Season 12.

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Everyone is surprised when a former contender gets a second chance.

After three weeks of hard-fought competition on Comeback Kitchen, Martita, a Season 8 finalist, earned the right to join the cast of Food Network Star, Season 12 and kick off yet another journey to Stardom. Just when her would-be rivals were least expecting it, mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis shocked them with the news that she'd be joining them in the contest. And the reactions were ... interesting. While seemingly everyone was shocked by Martita's surprise appearance, a few were downright upset at the prospect of yet another competitor, though Jernard was quick to admit, "I'm not sweating at all."

Click the play button on the video above to watch what went down .

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