Fixer Upper: 12 Behind The Scenes Secrets
Fixer Upper has quickly become one of the most popular shows on HGTV and the stars, Chip and Joanna, have become full fledged stars! The show takes place in central Texas, near their hometown of Waco, Texas, where they meet with clients to help them buy and remodel their dream home. The reality series premiered back in 2013 and is now onto its fourth season with an ever growing fan base. We know there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes to make any reality show a success and we’ve got all the details on this one! Here’s a look at 12 behind the scenes secrets from the Fixer Upper!
12. The Application Process is Speedy
Former client Rachel Whyte, who also worked for the couple as a Waco-based photographer, told Country Living magazine that the process of being chosen as a client happens really fast on Fixer Upper. Rachel and her husband, Luke applied to be on the show in March 2015 for season 3 and were accepted by the end of April. After that filming started right away in the month of May. Another former client named Jamie said he heard back from the casting agency the very next day! “After that it was a quick, big, exciting blur consisting of a Skype interview, written questionnaire and some phone calls and meetings,” he said.
Even though the application process is speedy, clients do have to fill out a lengthy 68 page long application and meet a few crucial requirements like already owning a home. The application they must fill out asks specific questions like the square footage of their home and the year it was built. The homeowners are also asked to send in photos of their house, specifically the rooms they would like renovated.