Which Celebrity Chefs Won 2012 Slideshow

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Paula Deen

We’re sorry Paula Deen; we know you dropped 30 pounds and two pant sizes (congratulations!) but your 2012 was not good, to put it mildly. The Paula Deen blooper video? A mess. Your diabetes diagnosis spilled by the Daily? A mess. That insane lawsuit against you and your brother for sexual harassment and racial discrimination? Hot mess — and not in a good way. Sure, you made a ton of money from your diabetes deal, but even your publicist quit. That's never a good sign.

Verdict: Lose

Chia Chong