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Meet The NFNS Finalists: Aarti, Tom & Dzintra

In celebration of Sunday's premiere of season 6 of The Next Food Network Star (9p|8c, June 6, on The Food Network), we're introducing all 12 of the finalists. Pay attention, please. We could have the next Guy Fieri in our midst.


Aarti Sequeira (left), 31, Los Angeles, Cal.
Three people, alive or dead, whom you'd like to invite to a dinner party, and what culinary delights would you prepare for your guests: My grandmother (my mum's mum) and my granddad (my dad's dad) because I never got to meet either of them. I have to go with Jesus, too, because he's a great conversationalist and always brings the best wine. More >>

Tom Pizzica (center), 32, San Francisco, Cal.
Favorite restaurant: Amada in Philly; Monk's Kettle and Underground Sushi Time in San Francisco. More >>

Dzintra Dzenis (right), 44, Austin, Tex.
Three foods you can't live without (other than bread or water): Sushi, green vegetables and a great big juicy steak
Food you won't go near: Anything with too many arms and legs. More >>