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HGTV Design Star Winner Is…

September 16, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Blackmon

In the second season of HGTV Design Star, there are only two finalists
left standing. The two finalists are artist/landscape architect Todd
Davis, 35, of San Francisco and hairstylist/design enthusiast Kim
Myles, 34, of New York City. Todd and Kim have outlasted nine other designers, architects,
decorators and artists and have survived seven rigorous design makeover
challenges. Todd and Kim are competing to win the prize of becoming
host of a prime time TV series on HGTV and being featured in InStyle
Home magazine. The winner will be unveiled in the season finale on
September 16, at 9 PM ET/PT on HGTV.

For the final challenge, Todd and Kim each designed a luxury suite in the famed Outrigger Hotel on Waikiki Beach, Hawaii.  They were both challenged to create dramatic rooms with just 32 hours and $10,000. Todd created an aquatic-themed space inspired by blue hues and original artwork, such as a seven-foot jellyfish to hang above the dining room table. Kim referred to her design as "tropical punch," and has transformed the space using warm, "juicy" colors and crafting special headboards and features that draw on local island artists.

"HGTV is extremely pleased with the final two vying to win HGTV Design Star, and either would be a terrific addition to the network’s amazing talent roster," said James Bolosh, HGTV’s vice president of event programming.

In the September 16 finale (9 p.m. ET/PT), viewers can expect a spectacle, including the return of sparkle Josh, Will, Robb and the rest of the original cast of 11, as well as special guests and highlights from the series. A number of the network’s top talent and hosts will also come out to Hollywood to show their support from the studio audience and help welcome the new host-to-be winner to the HGTV family.

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  1. Former HGTV Viewer Says:
    September 21st, 2007 at 5:58 pm

    I believe HGTV will never allow Kim to actually lead a design team in implementing her designs– something David does every week.

    HGTV has a history of allowing Blacks on TV as hosts (basically puppets). These hosts put a Black face on things, allowing HGTV to appear to embrace diversity. In reality HGTV has always excluded Blacks from the top position—Lead Designer. HGTV has none, and yes, we have noticed.

    Time will tell.

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