"Food Network Star" Season 9
Andres Guillama, 26 (Waynesville, N.C.), grew up in a traditional Cuban family with six siblings and he began working at his father's restaurant at an early age. He has struggled with his weight in the past, but lost 150 pounds by changing his habits. Andres now uses his charm and wit to educate youth about obesity and nutrition as a Childhood Obesity Prevention Coach. He believes healthy foods can be delicious ? and is looking forward to showing viewers how. Andres is also dedicated to inspiring young men to get in the kitchen and cook.