Two HGTV stars have a boy band previous, buying and selling of their microphones for hammers.
While Farmhouse Fixer‘s Jonathan Knight remains to be a member of New Kids on the Block, Scott’s Vacation House Rules‘ Scott McGillivray has left his time in Next Element behind.
“I used to be in a boy band and I’d say it was most likely probably the most outrageous brief time frame in my life,” McGillivray told HGTV Canada. The host of Income Property revealed he and his roommates determined to provide the boy band factor a strive as a result of it appeared “so easy.”
“We realized a pair dances, we realized a pair songs,” the 43-year-old continued. “My buddy’s mother had a dance studio so she was capable of train us. I had one other buddy who labored as a hairdresser so she put like highlights in my hair and it was free so it was excellent. Next factor we all know we had been doing a live performance with 10,000 folks.”
While Next Element had no main hits, Starcasm reported the band carried out within the late Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s. In sharp distinction, New Kids on the Block loved immense success throughout their unique run from 1984 till 1994. Knight and the opposite members reunited in 2008.
— Scott McGillivray (@smcgillivray) April 1, 2016
McGillivray has maintained a humorousness about his time within the music business, joking on Twitter for April Fools’ Day in 2016 that Next Element was dropping a reunion album.
McGillivray First Invested in Real Estate in College
Despite McGillivray’s boy band previous, he’s finest recognized for his time on HGTV, HGTV Canada and the DIY Network. According to his HGTV profile, he has accomplished greater than 300 episodes of tv.
The Canada-native focuses on funding properties, a enterprise he first acquired concerned with whereas selecting a subject for his ultimate undertaking in school.
“I needed to make a marketing strategy and analyze provide and demand gaps and on the identical time I used to be in search of someplace to stay and I used to be having such a tough time discovering a property,” he told Hoss Magazine. “It was like there have been too many college students and never sufficient rental properties.”
That realization prompted an thought and whereas engaged on the undertaking he realized he was pre-qualified for a mortgage. Using part of his scholar mortgage as a down fee, he purchased a property he may stay in and hire to mates. The subsequent 12 months he purchased one other, revealing, “I had 25 properties by the point I used to be 25.”
He was a licensed contractor by age 26, and in 2008, made his internet hosting debut. Though, when requested, he nonetheless reveals off his moonwalking dance strikes.
Knight Has Been Restoring Farm Houses for More Than 25 Years
Knight made his HGTV debut in March 2021 because the host of the six-part sequence, Farmhouse Fixer, the place he restores “centuries-old New England farmhouses.” According to his HGTV profile, he has renovated greater than 200 homes.
“Restoring the American farmhouse is not only a passion for me—it is my ardour, my obsession and I’ve been doing it for greater than 25 years,” Knight informed HGTV. “It’s really easy to only go knock down an old home. It’s approach tougher to renovate them in order that households can get pleasure from them for years to return. That’s the explanation this work is so price it.”
New Kids on the Block is about to subsequent carry out at Fenway Park in July.