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Extreme Makeover Home Edition: Leigh Anne Tuohy Debuts as Designer on October 24!

October 23, 2010 12:30 PM by Candace Young

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This Sunday on Extreme Makeover Home Edition on ABC, a new designer will make her debut on the design team! Leigh Ann Tuohy will join Ty Pennington,  Paul DiMeo, Tracy Hutson,  and celebrity guest, supermodel Christie Brinkley, on the October 24 episode to rebuild the home of a single mother.  Keep reading to learn more…

On the October 24 episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition, the design team will head to Hamburg, Pennsylvania to rebuild Trisha Urban’s 300 year-old log cabin and farm. Joining the design team as it’s newest member will be Leigh Anne Tuohy, who first appeared as a guest on the Extreme Makeover Home Edition Season Finale back in May along with her adopted son, Michael Oher.

The story of Leigh Anne’s family coming to adopt Michael was chronicled in the feature film, The Blind Side, in which Leigh Anne was played by actress Sandra Bullock, who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in the role.

Leigh Anne is a native of Memphis, Tennessee who graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor’s of Science in Interior Design. She owns an interior design firm with her mother (and partner) Virginia Roberts called Fair I.  Leigh Anne’s work has been seen on HGTV and in print publications. According to ABC, Leigh Anne has also done interior designs for sports figures such as Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts,  Isaac Bruce of the St. Louis Rams, and Scottie Pippin from the NBA. Leigh Anne is ready to mix her talent for interior design with her love of giving back!

The newest episode of Extreme Makeover Home Edition featuring Leigh Anne is set to air on ABC on Sunday October 24 at 8:00 PM EST.  Check your local listings!

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