I had seen Rory's ad asking people to vote for her on Perez Hilton's website and smiled at seeing American ingenuity at work. But according to this post from Second Helpings it seems she and her supporters went way overboard in soliciting votes.
And then there is a comment on Second Helpings from Jayne that helps to illuminate the situation more: "I think America got it right, but, Rory's reaction shocked me! She couldn't even bring herself to congratulate Amy and seemed to take the air out of Amy's victory by gathering up the cast to soothe her wounded ego. Very bizarre reaction. Disappointment is one thing, but, a narcissistic fit is rare to see on television."
In hindsight, I am doubly glad Amy won the Next Food Network Star. Here's a post on Reality Cooking about her win. Whoops, we used the same photo of Amy, but there are so few of her out in the ether that show up her personality. I suspect she is not as uptight or snooty as she sometimes appears to be.