Tonight at 9:00 p.m. ET, the tenth season of Food Network Star begins. Have a look at the 12 finalists who will be vying for the title this year.
Aryen Moore-Alston is a southern girl who lives in Memphis, but she was raised in Italy. As a self-taught cook, Alston's passion has always been food, though she's had her hands in many other lines of work. She's lived all over - from Japan to Los Angeles to Atlanta, but decided to stay in Memphis to raise her daughter. According to her Food Network bio, Alston's fondest memories as a child were preparing meals with her father at home before he passed away. (Facebook)