Guy Fieri And His New Show May Be Your Shot At Food TV Stardom

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Traveling the world and trying new foods: sounds like the kind of thing you do on vacation anyway. Want to get paid for it?

Guy Fieri has been on the promotional trail for his new TV show, “Guy’s Big Project,” which is intended to help foodies achieve their dreams of having their own food show. And while casting for this season is already closed, according to the casting website, they’re still open to receiving your information. After all, if all goes well, this premiere season won’t be the last.

And the lucky winner (or winners) get to walk away with their very own TV show. So maybe it’s worth it? I mean, who wouldn’t want to get paid to eat food on TV?

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In an interview with PopSugar, Fieri, who you may know from “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” described the upcoming show saying, “It’s me bringing on eight contestants and helping them achieve their dream. There will be eliminations. It’s gotta be who really learns the fastest. We’re going to take them, and put them through a variety of challenges for their education. So if they do have the opportunity to get a show, they’re going to have their bags packed. They’re going to know what they are doing. It’s going to be shot real — not staged.”

According to the casting site, the network wants “an energetic personality with a passion for exploring and are ready to travel while sharing the whole world of food with an audience.” This person can be a home cook, a food blogger, a professional chef, a Food Network fanatic…

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In other words, you don’t have to be a classically trained chef to be eligible for your shot at a TV foodie career.

If you’d rather not wait and see how Fieri’s show fares, there are other shows that still have open casting calls, such as Chopped, The Great Food Truck Race, Kids BBQ Championship, and Food Network Star.

What are you waiting for? This could be your big break!

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