Not like I need another reality show in my life, but since this is an interior design challenge, I’m there. I checked out the line up on the HGTV website and I’ll tell ya, I can’t wait to see what these peeps are like on the show tonight.
Twin brothers from Brooklyn, Teran and Teman, look quite promising. Both hold a Master’s degree in architecture from Harvard, which I’m thinking may work either for them or against them. I’m surprised they’re competing against eachother on the show, but excited to see if they can throw down. Teran says that he and his brother can have entire conversations by looking at eachother. He said he is the quiet twin whereas Teman is the talkative one. They are big guys with even bigger personalities. I like that.
Then there is Temple. She’s super pretty. I read Temple’s bio, she thinks she should be the next design star because, “I have the look, the body, the class, the style, the personality, the heart, the stage presence and the desire to make it a great show.” Then she continues, “I work from home as a personal fitness trainer. I deal with female clients who have struggled with weight and confidence… I hate the fact that society judges someone based on looks rather than heart.” Uh. Okay. You tell us you should win because you have a great body, but you’re also telling us that you hate how society judges someone based on looks rather than heart. Why would someone be on a show seeking design stardom but they’re not in any way shape or form involved in anything even remotely tied into design in real life? I don’t get it. The first part of her audition tape, well I’ll reserve my comments, just watch it online. She is pretty much nude lounging with a throw on her sofa. I don’t know how the HGTV crowd will respond to her, she would appeal more to the Maxim/Playboy crowd in my opinion. I can’t wait to see what she can bring to the table. I hope she surprises me.
Alice is a designer with a degree in psychology. She cries daily, hates to be the leader, and claims she was fired from a design job for moving too slow. Ooookay… She’s absolutely darling in her audition and has a huge heart, so let’s see where being ‘nice’ gets her. It doesn’t seem to go that far in the world of reality tv. I’m guessing she’ll get steamrolled pretty quickly, all the others seem to be in it to win it.
David from Miami rambles on and on about his cute looks during his audition, so I’m hoping he can bring it when it comes to design. I love the fact that he’s a builder. Seems he is going to run around topless a lot. Hey, I’m all for eye candy. :)
Ramona is quirky. She’s 50 from PA. A total dumpster diver who loves restoring the lowliness of trash, she totes around a stuffed animal claiming it to be her toy dog pet. Uh, yeah. She doesn’t think anyone will relate to her, but feels that they will be interested in watching what she will do next, say, wear, etc. Heck, I know I’m interested.
Vanessa is super cute, she’s 26 from Jersey, has her own design practice, and seems to have a very big personality. I’m thinking she’s a major diva though, so if this contest involves getting dirty, building, or anything that would chip a nail, I’m thinking she’ll be wearing a really long face. I’m guessing she’ll tick off a lot of people and be a tough competitor since she appears to be very confident – others could be intimidated by her. But, it’s hard to judge by a single 30 second audition taple, so I’ll be watching her, too.
Joseph is a 41 year old architect from Boston. Woot! Woot! I’m so happy Boston is being represented here. He confesses to being a total control freak and stresses out those who work with him. He’s a leader who likes to rally the troops. Did I mention he’s from Bahstun? I’m wicked ‘cited.
Tym looks like a cool family guy from the midwest, and I love that he can build from the ground up. He can weld, cut glass, hang drywall, paint, draw, and design. I think that’s quite a threat, he brings a lot to the table. I think this guy attended the school of life and hard knocks, which may appeal to the HGTV’ers out there because we all know how much they soaked up Ty Pennington. If Tym runs around tan and shirtless, he may have a career at this.
Donna, flight attendant and interior design business owner for 20+ years seems to have it together. I look forward to seeing her in action, she’s a total trip. Did you watch her audition video on the HGTV website? She has an amazing palace of a home and her personal style is very over the top. She walks her toy dog by driving her hot rod around the block, leash out of the window, dog running quickly alongside. She’s like the Kathy Hilton of design or something.
In addition to the starlettes, I’m pretty excited over the judges – Clive Pearse (from HGTV’s Designed to Sell), Cynthia Rowley (designer), Vern Yip (Atlanta designer, Trading Spaces designer, uber cutie!), and Martha McCully (Executive Editor, In Style magazine).
Anyone tuning in tonight at 9pm? Let’s meet up here tomorrow and I’ll open a thread so we can chat about it.
(image from hgtv)