Updated: 02/24/2017 02:26 PM | First Published: 02/19/2017 06:15 PM

Nicole Curtis made her name through reality show 'Rehab Addict'

'Rehab Addict' host Nicole Curtis in her workshop. She smiles with her arms folded. Nicole is wearing a jeans shirt and pant.

 Nicole Lynn Curtis, renowned by her celebrated name Nicole Curtis was born on 20th August 1976 to parents Rod Curtis and Joanie Curtis. One of the prominent names in the house rehabilitation business, Nicole’s journey to success was not that easy. She came through several obstacles and rough patches before establishing herself as a stable professional. 

Determined to live on her own, Nicole started her professional life working as a waitress, including a brief spell with International House of Pancakes (IHOP) and Hotter. By the time she began her professional life, she had a son named Ethan. Nicole had to work a double shift in order to earn a living for her family. In doing so she would end up cleaning houses before her shift began at restaurants.

Remembering the testing times in her life Nicole said: “I never regretted giving up a corporate job to clean houses so that I could make Ethan’s second grade Halloween party happen”. After spending several years serving as a waitress, Nicole finally made a fresh start of her career as a Realtor. 

Nicole grew up under the watchful eyes of her garbage business owner grandparents. Assisted by her grandparents, she quickly learned the value of recycling and upcycling, which proved to be a valuable asset in her career. After finding a foothold in the business, DIY's production company persuade her to film segments as a real estate agent. She declined the offer and convinced the producers that she should have her own show, Rehab Addict.

Her show debuted on October 14th, 2010 on DIY, explores the ideas and need of home renovation. Till date, the show has televised 7 seasons and 83 episodes. In January 2014, during the 4th season of the show, the show was shifted to HGTV’s primetime slot. Speaking about her rise from Hotters to HGTV Nicole said: "I used to be a waitress, and here I am now".

In her career spanning over 6 years, she has acquired a satisfying success which has helped her with an estimated net worth of around 5 million dollars.