Ty's Take

Ty’s Take | My First Career

After graduating college – not going to tell you when that was – I took the advice of a model scout who convinced me to give my looks a shot in the spotlight. I know, I know, it was a bit of a crazy turn in my career at the time.

Looking back though, I have to say that my modeling career gave me the travel bug and opened up a ton of new worlds and possibilities in my life. All of a sudden I was traveling everywhere and seeing everything including things like art, furniture, and architecture in a completely different way. Because of this, I lend a lot of my inspiration for design to the places I’ve visited and/or lived in.

Check out a flashback from the good ‘ol days below:


What was your very first career? Tell me about it in the comments.

Ty Pennington

Ty Pennington is best known as the Emmy-award winning host of "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" and as the co-host of ABC Daytime's "The Revolution." He has been recognized as a home design expert, carpenter and leader in the field of volunteerism. TyPennington.com is a space to share his inspiration, design tips, daily musings and more. Ty can currently be seen on TLC's Trading Spaces.

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