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
Phillips' series on Food Network is called Southern at Heart. The show premiered on October 27, 2013. The first season aired on Sundays at 10:30 am/9:30c and consisted of six episodes. Phillips posts regular show reviews and updates to her Facebook page.