LaPlace cook Natasha Clement wins Food Network's 'All-Star Academy' _lowres

Natasha Clement cooks during the first challenge as seen on Food Network's All-Star Academy, Season 2.

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LaPlace cook Natasha Clement's jacked-up shrimp and grits dish just won her $50,000.

Clement bested eight other contestants over the course of the eight-week Food Network's "All-Star Academy" to claim the top prize tonight.

Guiding her along in the weekly challenges for the home-cook contestants was celebrity chef Robert Irvine.