A STAR IS BORN (and BoozeNews knew him when)

on 09/08/12 at 11:06 am

Booze News, BoozeBlog

Reporter: D.R. Stewart

Boozenews first spotted him as Dope Pope, rapping about Châteauneuf-du-Pape, but now Justin Warner is a coiffed Food Network Star.

Read the original BN post: Chateau ‘Nuff Do Rap

Warner recently won the competition that eventually garnered 4.5 million total votes from the fans. Warner used twitter to his advantage, searching specific words that matched his show quotes and then watching his account grow from 500 at the start of Food Network Star to over 13,000.

When we caught him at the Taste of Beverly Hills, he was still working at “The Modern” restaurant, but by the time of the Food Network Show he had his own place in Brooklyn called “Do or Dine.”   Warner will now have his own Food Network show, airing in the Fall.

Here is way back when in 2010…