Designer extraordinaire, charismatic TV host, savvy businesswoman, wife, and mom; these are just a few of the hats that Alison Victoria expertly juggles. This beautiful lady crashes kitchens for a living and does it in such an interesting manner that millions of viewers tune in to watch her each week. Victoria has thus far received several awards for her work. She has also extended her tentacles to the restoration of historic buildings.
Alison Victoria Gramenos was born on the 31st of October 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. Her nationality is American while her ethnicity is Greek-American. The TV personality hails from a family of six which includes her parents as well as three other siblings. Victoria grew up in various parts of Chicago, including Hancock Centre and Lincoln Wood, and exhibited a talent for interior design at an early age. She spent much of her childhood rearranging the rooms in her home. She also extended her activities to her best friend’s rooms.
She completed her high school diploma in 1999 and proceeded to study interior architecture and psychology at the University of Nevada. She received her degree at the age of 23 and subsequently joined a renowned luxury home builder, Christopher Holmes. She would spend two successful years at the firm before making the courageous decision to start out on her own. The Chicago native started her full-service design firm, Alison Victoria Interiors Inc., at the age of 26 and her gamble has since paid off. Alison Interiors now has branches in Las Vegas and Chicago, and its clientele includes private residences, boutiques, and resorts.
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Her Breakout on Reality-TV
TV has a knack for making people famous and Alison Victoria has benefitted from that fact. Her journey to becoming a reality TV star commenced in 2011 when she, alongside other Chicago-based designers, received an email asking if they would like to feature in a design show. This gorgeous lady answered in the affirmative and proceeded to mesmerize the producers with evidence of her work.
She was subsequently hired as a ghost designer for the DIY Network’s Crashers Franchise. The franchise, which includes House Crashers, Room Crashers, Yard Crashers, and Bath Crashers, basically features a crew who approach home improvement enthusiasts and offer to renovate their house, yard, room, or bath as the case may be.
Victoria joined the Crashers Franchise in 2011 and made history as its first female host. She subsequently went on to suggest an addition to the franchise known as Kitchen Crashers. Kitchen Crashers basically follows her as she offers kitchen renovations to lucky members of the public. The series debuted in 2011 and has remained a major staple on the DIY Network.
Asides Kitchen Crashers, Alison Victoria is also the host of the successful HGTV show, Windy City Rehab. The series follows Victoria, and her contractor co-star, Donovan Eckhardt, as they scoop out, buy, renovate and resell historic Chicago properties. Windy City Rehab premiered in 2019 and has attracted millions of viewers.
Here’s How She Made Her $4 Million Net Worth
Victoria has certainly done well for herself as she now has a net worth of $4 million. The famed interior designer earns her money from several sources including her design company. The company is quite successful and has carried out multimillion dollars construction including a $160 million expansion for Silverton Casino Hotel Las Vegas.
Another lucrative source of income for Victoria is the two TV shows that she hosts. Even though her exact earnings from these series is not public knowledge, there is no gainsaying the fact that she must be raking in a pretty penny. Finally, Alison Victoria also makes a handsome sum from her eponymous line of modern luxury furniture. The collection features sleek and chic designs, such as the Alice Swivel Chair, and is carried by several high-end retailers.
What We Know About Her Love Life
If you are crushing on Alison Victoria, then we are sorry to disappoint you as she is happily married. Her husband is an insurance agent named Luke Harding. Surprisingly enough, the famed interior designer first met her boo on an online dating site in 2011. They embarked on a date and found out that they synched well. The pair subsequently commenced a relationship and got engaged in 2013.
Recalling how it all went down, Victoria stated thus “Luke proposed during our midnight picnic and said he wanted to wait for this night because it was his parents’ 34th wedding anniversary, and their marriage was something he wanted with me.” Victoria and Luke tied the knot in 2013. They have since welcomed a daughter and established an enviable family life.