Damaris Phillips managed to woo the Americans in the 9th season of the Food Network Food Network Star of which she is the winner thanks to her exceptional Southern recipes. She scored her win on her very successful Food Network show, Southern At Heart, which aired its final episode in February 2016.

In addition to his own show, Damaris also appears in the shows of other Food Network staples like Bobby Flay and Guy Fieri. Read on to learn more about her rise to Food Network fame, how much she earned as well as her personal life.

Damaris Phillips Biography,

Damaris Lennon Phillips was born on December 8, 1980, to May and Maurice Phillips in Lexington, Kentucky, and grew up in an urban town of Louisville with her sister and four brothers. A foodie at heart, Damaries fell in love with the Southern foods she grew up eating.

Without having a clue what other careers to follow, Damaris settled for a cooking school. She attended Jefferson Community and Technical College, where she earned a degree in culinary arts. She then became a culinary instructor.

Damaris Phillips Food Network fame, net worth

In early 2013, Damaris became a Food Network Star contestant, the show Food Network Star was named the winner in August 2013. Two months later, in October 2013, Damaris launched her own cooking show, Southern At Heart, in which she celebrates the relationship between food and love.

On this show, Damaris taught viewers and guests how to win the hearts of their dates with what she calls “love food.”

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One of the episodes aired in April 2015 attracted over 816,000 viewers. After 5 seasons and 53 episodes, the series is coming to an end.

Announcing the end of the show via his Facebook page, Damaris said;

“Please tune in tomorrow at noon for the very final episode of Southern at Heart. As they often are, this ending is bittersweet, but I take away from this experience wonderful memories, lifelong friendships and a group of amazing fans who have supported me every step of the way. Thank you all for your words of encouragement, kindness and humor as I sometimes fumble. I look forward to sharing my new projects and will keep you posted on what’s going on. can handle my inept social media.”

In 2017, Damaris joined fellow “Food NetworkStar” winner Eddie Jackson as co-host of the second season of the “Kids BBQ Championship.” She also started co-hosting the new show Super Southern Eats. Through her efforts on the Food Network, Damaris Phillips has amassed a net worth in the range of $4 million

Damaris Phillips Husband, Fiancee, Marriage

Damaris married Darrick Wood on June 13, 2015. Darrick Wood is an education consultant. Their wedding took place in Willow Park in Louisville (Kentucky) and was attended by 235 guests.

“I was so excited to marry Darrick, I would have gone to court, but it was more fun – and a lot prettier,” Damaris said.

Damaris had a DIY but fancy wedding. From her brooch bouquet she learned to make from Pinterest to paper, the origami paper cranes formed a backdrop to the booth where they exchanged vows… Papers containing 1000 tickets included tickets, receipts and notes that Darrick had kept them during his three years in court. Damaris. He first introduced them to her when he proposed before using her to form the Crane at their wedding.

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Guests were gifted vintage handkerchiefs “for tears of joy.” They also received a fan who served a dual role as he carried the day’s wedding program.

Since Darrick is vegetarian, Damaris had to ignore his love for pork to have a completely meatless menu at the reception. The menu included colorful salads and vegetable and hummus sandwiches on parmesan focaccia.

The celebration also included an outdoor lounge complete with sofas and lounge tables, picnic blankets all prepared for cocktail hour.

All the wedding cakes were homemade by Damaris and Darrick. The cakes included; Strawberry covered in chocolate, caramel corn, cherry-almond and blackberry cake.

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Damaris Phillips body measurements: 35-23-35 inches

Height: 5 feet 8 inches

Eye color: hazel

Hair color: dark brown

Damaris Phillips Overview:

Birthday: December 8, 1980, Lexington, Kentucky

Parents: Maurice Phillips Jr. and Mary Phillips

Siblings: Morgan Phillips, Dylan Phillips (4 total)

Husband: Darrick Wood

Net worth: $4 million (estimated)