HGTV's 'HGTV Design Star' reveals its final two home designers
By Reality TV World staff, 08/28/2006
HGTV's HGTV Design Star revealed its final two designers last night, with the show's Vern Yip-led judging panel deciding to eliminate Tym De Santo, a 46-year-old from Fort Wayne, Indiana, from the Project Runway-like home design competition.
"Tym, your show has been canceled," HGTV Design Star host Clive Pearse told Tym after Vern and fellow judges Cynthia Rowley and Martha McCull decided Tym's work had been the least impressive of the show's three remaining finalists.
For the show's sixth challenge, each of HGTV Design Star's remaining finalists were tasked with hitting the road and performing a 28 hour, $10,000 makeover of a room or apartment of three lucky HGTV viewers. Tym had made over the barren apartment of Felicity, a Hurricane Katrina survivor who, having lost nearly all her possessions, is now living in New York.
Alice Fakier, a 31-year-old from Temple, Texas, had been tasked with traveling to Oklahoma and creating a "man cave" den for a married American soldier who is currently serving in Iraq. David Bromstad, a 32-year-old from Miami, Florida, was tasked with going to Washington state and turning the immense basement of a family with two special needs children into a giant rec-room for both adults and children.
Now that Tym has been eliminated, Alice and David will face off in next week's final HGTV Design Star design task -- a public challenge that will require them to turn two immense glass houses in New York City's Bryant Park into spectacular living areas. After next week's HGTV Design Star episode airs, home viewers will then vote and decide whether Alice or David will win the competition's grand prize -- their own HGTV television show.
Voting will begin immediately after HGTV Design Star's penultimate airs on Sunday, September 3 at 9PM and continue until noon on September 6. The next week, HGTV Design Star will reveal its winner during a pre-taped September 10 finale broadcast that will also feature a reunion of Clive, the show's three judges, and all ten of the contestants.