PAULA DEEN, Culinary icon and queen of Southern cooking, Deen is a self-made success story who learned the secrets of Southern cooking from her grandmother. Deen's first business, The Bag Lady, started her successful career and led to the opening of her first restaurant, The Lady and Sons, with her two sons Bobby and Jamie five years later. In addition to her success on TV and with her restaurant, Deen is a two-time Emmy award winner and the author of 15 cookbooks that have sold more than 11,000,000 copies. Paula's magazine Cooking with Paula Deen celebrates it's 10th year and has over 3 million readers. In 2014, Deen launched the Paula Deen Network, an interactive digital cooking network that combines cooking, lifestyle and game shows with great recipes, meal-planning tools and more. Paula's social media fan base exceeds six million strong.