Remember Aaron Samuels? Of course you do. He was everyones favorite hottie from North Shore High School in what is arguably the greatest movie of all times, Mean Girls.
On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was. And on June 29th, he’s going to start hosting a show on Food Network.
Yes, that’s right. Jonathan Bennett, the now 34-year-old actor from Ohio, is still best known for his role as Aaron from Mean Girls (even though that movie came out 11 years ago… feel old yet?). But now he’s back – as host of Food Network’s Cake Wars – and we can wait to watch him talk sweet to us every week.
Even though Jonathan Bennett is a legit and established actor outside of his role as Aaron from Mean Girls, we simply can’t help but see nothing but Aaron while watching Cake Wars. No, Jonathan isn’t actually Aaron, but we believe Aaron would himself make a damn good Cake Wars host. Here’s why:
1. He has a lot of culinary knowledge.
Able to spot the difference between cranberry juice and cranberry juice cocktail from a mile away, Aaron is in tune with subtleties in food products and cooking. He can also tell when something is “all sugar,” showing his sharp palette’s ability to distinguish when a dessert or cake is too sweet or out of balance.
2. He’s into grool hybrids.
Aaron is totally open to mash ups. Able to pick up on new lingo like “grool,” which combines the words “great” and “cool,” Aaron is clearly up to the minute on food trends like the Cronut and the Sushirito.
3. He’s into kitchen safety.
His hair looks sexy pushed back. Anyone who has ever worked in a kitchen knows it’s super important to keep your hair out of your face and food while cooking. Way to respect food safety and sanitation, bro.
4. When it comes to culinary imagination and innovation, he knows that “the limit does not exist.”
What an inspirational man! Perhaps this exact advice is what inspired Dominque Ansel before he made it big.
5. He has a remarkable sense of smell.
He can even pick up the most subtle scents, like when someone’s face smells like peppermint. That’s amazing. Clearly, he has a nose that any top chef would envy. And we all know scent is an important component of taste.
6. He doesn’t let people get away with cheating, and is therefore super fair.
He dumped Regina when she cheated on him, showing his integrity and devotion to respecting rules, which is important for hosting a culinary competition show. Contestants, better not try to pull any fast ones on this guy.
7. He doesn’t judge people for being different.
He totally befriended Cady Heron, even after Regina called her some unfriendly things, showing that he has a heart of gold and an open mind – perfect for dealing with all the personalities of contestants. What a kind, non-judgmental lad.
8. He picks up on every detail.
See what we mean? Able to detect weather patterns while indoors showcases his crazy intuition. This will help him be a good host, able to pick up on cues from contestants and the kitchen environment around him.
9. He’s in great shape.
As a star soccer player and swimmer, he’ll certainly be able to keep up with contestants, running between the two baking stations under time constraints. He’ll be fast and agile enough to report on every detail of the competition. This kid won’t miss a sprinkle, we can tell.
We kid, we kid. But for real, we’re genuinely excited to see what Jonathan Bennett delivers as the new Cake Wars host. We just hope someone really bakes a cake out of rainbows and smiles and we can all eat it and be happy. And if not, whatever. We can just get cheese fries.