Tiffany Brooks (designer)

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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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Early life

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.

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Career

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.

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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. [1]

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