11 Things You Didn’t Know About HGTV Star Nicole Curtis
Nicole Curtis began starring on her own HGTV reality show Rehab Addict back in 2010. The mother of two is a self-taught home rehabber, contractor, designer and licensed real estate agent who is best known for saving old homes in Detroit from demolition and rebuilding communities. The reality TV star and DIY expert recently announced the show will be returning for an eighth season, so here’s a look at 11 things you probably didn’t know about Nicole Curtis!
11. Her TV Debut
Nicole Curtis’ HGTV fame was a total stroke of good luck! “I came to Minneapolis about four years ago, got my real-estate license, went into the antiques business, and supported myself that first year selling on Craigslist. Coincidentally, there were really horrific Glamour Shots photo of me on my website, and when a production assistant at Magnetic Productions was scanning for blonde real-estate agents for the show, they saw it,” she said in an interview with Minnesota Monthly. She met with the production company to film a real estate segment and ended up convincing them to give her a show!
10. Interest in Real Estate
Curtis developed an interest in real estate after she watched her great-grandmother sell her house to someone outside the family. “My great grandmother had an 1890s home that sold when I was in high school. I remember screaming, ‘Why isn’t anyone buying this house?’ My family just let it go,” she said. Although she couldn’t get her great-grandmother’s home back, she managed to purchase her grandparents old home and rebuild it to look like what it used to.