She won! Aarti Sequeria won the Next Food Network Star and will have her own show! She frickin’ won!
What a relief. And how wonderful, how brilliantly wonderful!
For the last several weeks my wife and I have been on the edge of our seats every Sunday night as we waited with baited breathe to see if our friend’s wife would make it through each round. And week after week we nearly exploded from anxiety. The show was so much easier to watch when we didn’t have a connection to any of the contestants. If she won it meant my friend and her would have a great opportunity that would change their lives for ever and in so doing – they prove that anything is possible.
When I first met her husband, Brendan McNamara, it was on the set of our web series “and Boris” (he plays a recurring character on the show) and as I got to know Brendan not only was I blown away by his genuine warmth and generosity but was thrilled to find that he was also part of a husband and wife producing team. Aarti and Brendan have been shooting her web series “Aarti Paarti” since 2009 and their perseverance and faith has paid off. For those of us who are chasing our own dreams, it’s inspiring to see success is possible.