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Paige VanZant headed back to television for The Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

Reality TV competitions can’t seem to get enough of UFC up and comer and ‘Dancing With The Stars’ runner-up Paige VanZant

UFC Fight Night: Herrig v VanZant Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images

Paige VanZant continues to be a reality television darling, despite mixed results in her primary pursuit of cage fighting. The 23 year old gained quite a few fans during her second place run on the 22nd season of "Dancing With The Stars", and now she'd like you to know that she'll be appearing on a special celebrity edition of The Food Network cooking show "Chopped" next week.

Here's the description for the episode:

Star Power: Culinary Muscle — Tuesday, April 4 at 10|9c

Positively driven to compete, four star athletes battle it out in the kitchen for a spot in the finale. An exceptionally weird flavor of soda and a cheesy dish are two of the basket stumpers the competitors face in the appetizer round, and one competitor asks another for a surprising favor at the end of the round. The judges get three distinct lamb dishes from a threesome of sports stars in the entree round. The two athletes who get to rock the dessert round get rock candy as one of their mandatory ingredients.

Judges: Scott Conant, Alex Guarnaschelli, Eddie Jackson
Competitors: Dorothy Hamill, Paige VanZant, LaMarr Woodley, Mariel Zagunis

VanZant will be joined by 1976 Olympic gold medalist figure skater Dorothy Hamill, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker LaMarr Woodley, and Olympic gold medalist fencer Mariel Zagunis. All three may be more decorated in their sport than Paige, but can they cook?

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