LOS ANGELES -- The sharks did not take the bite.
Dracut native Julianne Deveau, 28, and her business partner were on national television Friday night, pitching their kitchen-wear creation on ABC-TV's top-rated reality show, Shark Tank. But none of the five wealthy judges decided to invest in "Kookn'Kap," a stylish chef's hat designed to keep cooking fumes out of hair and hair out of the recipe.
Deveau, who went to Dracut High School and now lives in Los Angeles, was asking the panel to invest $50,000 in her product, and in return, the judge would receive a 20 percent stake in the company. But the "sharks" -- Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec -- rejected her offer.
The judges said there isn't a real need for the product, they couldn't imagine wearing the hat while cooking, and it makes a person look like "Little Bo Peep" or an "80-year-old grandma."
They were also concerned that the hat's label said "flammable," which was a typo, according to Deveau and her business partner, Ozma Khan.
Despite not liking the offer, it still looked like a fun time for the panel.
"They brought a smile to my face," said Herjavec after the pitch.
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