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Tiffany (Moulton) Brooks (born June 17, 1979) is an American interior designer and television personality. In 2013, she was crowned the season's winner of the competition show HGTV Design Star .
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Brooks was the youngest of three children born to Callie Guins and Michael Moulton (Sr) in Waukegan, IL. She has two older siblings, Michael Moulton (Jr), and Karen Moulton. After graduating from North Chicago Community High School, Brooks studied business management and obtained her real estate brokers license in the state of Illinois. After college she immediately began her career as a multifamily residential property manager and staging model homes. She married her high school boyfriend Dante Brooks and they gave birth to a son. Since childhood Brooks has battled type 1 diabetes. Her 20-year bout with the disease lead to a failed kidney and near death illness. In 2004 she was the recipient of a kidney from her older brother Michael, and a pancreas via a deceased anonymous organ donor. Today her only son battles with the illness, causing her to be an advocate for the JDRF and its causes.
North Chicago Community High School, also known as North Chicago and NCCHS, is a public four-year high school located in North Chicago, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of North Chicago School District 187. Due to its proximity to the Naval Station Great Lakes, the school serves military families, resulting in a slightly higher than average mobility rate.
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After losing a bet to a co-worker in 2007, Brooks opened You and Your Decor, a Chicago and Milwaukee-based interior design company. In 2013 she was cast in Design Star , a televised competition to pick a host for a new show on the HGTV cable network. After 7 episodes, Brooks was named HGTV new host. The Most Embarrassing Rooms in America premiered on Saturday, September 14, at 2 p.m. ET/PT. During the series, Brooks paired up with DIY Network carpenter Jeff Devlin (I Hate My Bath) to makeover the homes that were selected by the network as most embarrassing. The premiere episode featured a surprise ambush of the "Most Embarrassing Kitchen in America", found in Woodland Hills, Calif.
HGTV is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by Discovery, Inc.
Brooks and her work has since appeared in Essence, Uptown, Chicago (Interiors) Luxury, and HGTV Magazines. She makes regular appearances and design demonstrations locally in Chicago for WGN, ABC, and WCIU.
She continues television work with the HGTV network, design in the Midwest and keeps a blog.
Genevieve Gorder is an American television host and interior designer. She is currently the host of Stay Here on Netflix. Previously, she hosted Genevieve's Renovation, "White House Christmas" and Dear Genevieve on the HGTV cable channel. A judge on HGTV's Design Star and she currently resides in Manhattan with her daughter Bebelle.
Tiffany Pollard, sometimes known by her nickname New York, is an American reality television personality and actress. She first achieved public recognition for her participation in VH1's Flavor of Love and I Love New York.
Candice Olson is a Canadian designer. She was the host of the Toronto-based home-makeover shows Divine Design and Candice Tells All, which aired on the W Network in Canada and on HGTV in the United States.
HGTV Star, named HGTV Design Star for the first seven seasons, is an American reality competition show airing on the cable television network HGTV. It premiered July 23, 2006, and was canceled after seven seasons.
Vern Yip is an American interior designer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He periodically appeared on TLC's Trading Spaces through its fourth season, and was known for frequently including silk, candles and flowers in the rooms he designed. He is one of the panel of judges on HGTV's Design Star. Yip hosted four seasons of HGTV's show Deserving Design. Yip hosted an HGTV special called Urban Oasis, in which he designed a Chicago loft in the Trump International Hotel.
David Reed Bromstad is an American designer and television personality. In 2006, he became the winner of the debut season of HGTV Design Star. He is the host of his own television show, Color Splash with David Bromstad, which debuted in March 2007 on HGTV as well as Color Splash Miami on HGTV which debuted in 2010. He also hosts HGTV's My Lottery Dream Home, in which he helps lottery winners find their dream real estate property.
Designer Superstar Challenge also known simply as Superstar Challenge is a show hosted by Karen Bertelsen on HGTV Canada that has had four seasons. Similar to the American series HGTV Design Star, the show features aspiring interior designers competing in a series of challenges, following which one contestant is named the "design superstar" at the end of the competition.
Lori Dennis is an interior designer, environmentalist, entrepreneur, television and radio guest expert, best selling author and lecturer. She is the owner and principal designer of Lori Dennis, Inc., which specializes in sustainable interior design, an advisor to Kabuni and a boardmember of Print The Future.
Dvira Ovadia is a television personality and an award winning/celebrity designer. She is best known as winning the 2007 show called From The Ground Up with Debbie Travis season two. The show aired on Global TV May 31, 2007. The show was re-aired on HGTV Canada in the spring of 2008. In spring of 2008, the show was also airing in the United States on the Fine Living Network, Sunday nights at 10EST. Dvira Ovadia is also known for her weekly syndicated column which appears in many blogs which readers often write in to have their decorating questions answered.
Jillian Harris is a Canadian television personality and interior designer. She is best known for appearing on the television series The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Love It or List It Vancouver. She has also appeared on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Canada's Handyman Challenge, and The Bachelorette Canada.
Love It or List It is a Canadian home design TV show currently airing on HGTV, W Network, and on OWN Canada, and is the original show in the Love it or List It franchise. The show is produced by Big Coat Productions and was based in Toronto and other surrounding areas in Ontario, Canada. The show premiered as a primetime program on W Network on September 8, 2008, and has since aired on OWN Canada as well as HGTV in the United States. In September 2014, the show began filming in the United States in North Carolina.
The fifth season of HGTV Design Star premiered on June 13, 2010. The series returned to New York City for the new season. Clive Pearse did not return to host. Instead, Vern Yip served as both lead judge and host. Candice Olson and Genevieve Gorder both returned for their second season as judges. As part of the elimination process this season, the designers up for elimination are taped presenting their designs so the judges can evaluate their preparedness to host a series. The winner of this season was prop stylist Emily Henderson. Her show Secrets From a Stylist was aired as a special one-hour premiere on August 29, 2010, where she redesigned the Los Angeles home of Ian Brennan, her friend and the co-creator of Glee. HGTV has since ordered twenty-six more episodes of Secrets From a Stylist, which are due to air in 2011.
Hilary Farr is a Canadian home designer, television host and actress. She is known as the co-host of the HGTV and W Network television show Love It or List It with David Visentin. She is president of Hilary Farr's Designs, established in Toronto and in New York City.
HGTV Design Star season 3 was the third season of the American reality TV home design show HGTV Design Star. The season first aired from 8 June to 3 August 2008 on HGTV in 9 weekly episodes. The season was hosted by Clive Pearse and the judges were designers Vern Yip and Cynthia Rowley. The final challenge involved renovating houses damaged during Hurricane Katrina and the winner was chosen in a vote open to viewers. The winner was Jennifer Bertrand, who won her own TV show on HGTV called Paint-Over! with Jennifer Bertrand.
The sixth season of the American reality television competition series HGTV Design Star premiered July 11, 2011. The two major additions to the show were Tanika Ray as host, and David Bromstad as mentor.
Carmen Nery De La Paz is an American television personality, interior/exterior designer, wood turner, welder, and professional cook. She is best known for her work on HGTV's Hammer Heads, Design Star and All American Handyman. De La Paz is a brand ambassador for Minnesota-based manufacturing company, 3M.
Brian Wayne Balthazar is a TV personality and the executive producer and developer of several programs on broadcast and cable television. As a pop culture pundit, entertainment expert, and trend forecaster he has frequently appeared on television programs and networks including The Today Show on NBC, CNN, HLN, The Wendy Williams Show, VH1, TV Guide Network and more, usually introducers as the editor of the website POPgoesTheWeek.com. He has also hosted specials for HGTV. In summer of 2014 he became co-executive producer of ABC's The View. As a television executive and producer, he was HGTV's network executive overseeing the popular series House Hunters and Flip Or Flop, Flip Or Flop Vegas, and more. Balthazar also launched the fourth hour of the TODAY Show on NBC with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb.
Love It or List It Vancouver is a Canadian home design reality TV series airing on the W Network. The show was the first spin off from Love It or List It and was the second show in the Love it or List It franchise. The show is produced by Big Coat Productions and is based in the Greater Vancouver area and other surrounding areas in British Columbia, Canada. The show premiered as a prime-time program on W Network in January 2013. It stars former The Bachelor and The Bachelorette star Jillian Harris, and real estate agent Todd Talbot. In the United States, the show is titled Love It or List It, Too, and airs on the HGTV network. In Canada, new episodes of season three started airing on July 6, 2015 on W Network at 10pm; in the US new episodes of Love It or List It, Too started airing on July 24, 2015.
Nicole Gibbons is an American interior designer, television personality, Founder of Clare and design blogger. She is best known as the founder of the decorating and lifestyle blog So Haute, and for her frequent television appearances. She currently appears as a design expert on Home Made Simple, a home improvement reality show on the Oprah Winfrey Network. She is also the founder of Nicole Gibbons Studio, LLC, which specializes in high-end residential and commercial interior design. She splits her time between New York, N.Y., and Los Angeles, CA.
Donna Moss is an interior decorator and designer in Dallas, Texas. A former contestant on HGTV's Design Star, Moss currently hosts HGTV's Donna Decorates Dallas. She has been featured in People, InStyle, Fort Worth Dream Homes and Indulge, and has been listed in the Great Women of Texas (2012).