via press release:
VANILLA ICE AWARDS ONE LUCKY DALLAS COUPLE
WITH A ROCK-STAR RENOVATION
Winners to be featured in DIY Network’s “Ice My House” Special, which Kicks Off
Season Two of “The Vanilla Ice Project” in 2012
DALLAS, July 21, 2011 —Just moments ago, Vanilla Ice, 90s pop icon, home remodeler and host of DIY Network’s The Vanilla Ice Project, knocked on the door of Dallas’ Sean and Erica Heatley to announce that they were winners of DIY Network’s inaugural “Ice My House” contest. The Heatleys were selected from thousands of video entries to receive a $30,000 personal room renovation to be completed by Vanilla Ice and DIY Network, the go-to-destination for home improvement television.
The transformation will be documented for a one-hour special, “VIP: Ice My House,” which kicks off the second season of DIY Network’s popular primetime series, The Vanilla Ice Project, in early 2012.
Erica, a retail buyer and Sean, a director of planning at a thermal management company, have lived in their mid-century modern home for over three years and have always wanted to renovate the small guest house at the rear of their property to have space for their guests. While the couple had remodeled their main house, they left the back house on the back burner – completely unlivable and in need of structural renovations, new gas lines and electrical wiring. Filming of this special project will begin mid-August.
“The suprise on the Heatleys faces makes this all worthwhile,” Vanilla Ice noted. “I’m looking forward to rocking this renovation and giving this great couple an off the hook space they can share with family and friends.”
Currently in production on season two of DIY Network’s The Vanilla Ice Project, rock star turned home improvement all-star Vanilla Ice and his crew are back for another season of 13 half-hour episodes of jaw-dropping renovations as they tackle a new, busted up Palm Beach area mansion. This time, Vanilla Ice’s imagination runs wild as he chases down the hottest home improvement trends and technology. But first, he’s going to move walls, tear out shoddy work, and build this house up from the studs.
After his chart topping hit “Ice Ice Baby,” Vanilla Ice turned his focus to a new hobby – buying land and flipping houses. He’s renovated old homes and foreclosures, and taught himself the basics through hands-on experience and a lot of research. The first season of DIY Network’s The Vanilla Ice Project premiered to critical-acclaim in October 2010.
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