Celebrity judges, showbiz-inspired design challenges and an impressive exhibition of creativity await viewers of the returning HGTV Design Star. Premiering on Tuesday, May 29, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the series' seventh season highlights talented interior designers, stylists and artists as they compete to win their own HGTV show.
David Bromstad, the network's charismatic and original winner of the popular reality competition, is back for a second season as mentor-this time also assuming the host role. Each week, HGTV designers Genevieve Gorder and Vern Yip are joined by special guest judges including Kardashian mom Kris Jenner; entrepreneur and TV personality Daisy Fuentes; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star and Emmy award-winning actress Marg Helgenberger; Entertainment Tonight host Mark Steines; and multi-platinum recording artist and home remodeling expert, DIY Network's Vanilla Ice. The series also features appearances by other HGTV hosts, including Sabrina Soto (The High Low Project), John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino (Kitchen Cousins), and reigning HGTV Design Star, Meg Caswell (Great Rooms).
The 12 competitors, who must create inventive designs and display their star quality on-camera to avoid elimination, include: Jordan Cappella, Venice, Calif.; Danielle Colding, Queens, N.Y.; Bex Hale, Abilene, Texas; Rachel Kate, Minneapolis, Minn.; Miera Melba, Delray Beach, Fla.; Yuki Northington, Bay St. Louis, Miss.; Luca Paganico, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Stanley Palmieri, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Britany Simon, Phoenix, Ariz.; Kris Swift, Austin, Texas; Mikel Welch, New York City, N.Y.; and Hilari Younger, Dallas, Texas.