The name of "HGTV Design Star" is getting a makeover to "HGTV Star" when it returns at 7 p.m. Sunday, and an Antioch woman will be one of the competitors.
Wife, mother and designer Tiffany Brooks, 33, is among the 10 contestants taking on challenges in the home renovation competition in a bid to win prizes throughout the seven-episode season, including a product featured on the online shopping resource One Kings Lane, a feature in HGTV Magazine and their own show on HGTV.
Their handiwork will be judged by a panel of experts, including network stars Genevieve Gorder, Vern Yip and series newcomer Sabrina Soto. David Bromstad hosts.
A little more about Brooks, courtesy of the cable network: "Tiffany, a wife and working mom, says she loves spending time growing her residential interior design business. She first demonstrated her design talent when she was offered the opportunity to stage model homes while working in property management After one of her model-home designs won an award, she decided to follow her passion for interior design full time. She describes her design style as "classic funk" and enjoys mixing traditional pieces with a little rock n' roll."
In addition to Brooks, the contestants (whose expertise ranges from home remodeling to interior design and from architecture to home staging) include Brooks Atwood, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Tylor Devereaux; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Boris Eckey, Los Angeles, Calif.; Tobin Green, Tampa, Fla.; Crisermy Mercado, Miami, Fla.; Jessie Miller, St. Louis, Mo.; Jeribai Tascoe, Sonora, Calif.; Anne Rue, Lake Mary, Fla.; and Abbey Vasek, Wimberley, Texas.
"This season features the fun intensity and action of real home renovation," said Kathleen Finch, general manager, HGTV. "There is a lot of hammer-swinging and tile-laying--activities that every home enthusiast has battled during their own home improvement projects."
With guidance and advice from Bromstad, contestants test their on-camera skills in each design challenge, including an appearance on CBS's national daytime show "The Talk," where the finalists will deliver their top room design tips.