In early 2013, Phillips became a contestant on the ninth season of the Food Network series Food Network Star. She eventually became one of the final three contestants, and she filmed a pilot for a potential series called Eat, Date, Love. Phillips was announced as the winner of the competition on August 11, 2013.
Southern at Heart
Beginning October 27, 2013, Phillips will host a new show on the Food Network called Southern at Heart. The first season of this half-hour show will air on Sundays at 10:30 am/9:30c and will consist of six episodes. She posts regular show reviews and updates to her Facebook page.