It is hard to believe that it was less than two years ago when Kim Myles was named the winner of Design Star. She is a testament to how quickly and how completely the title can change a life — not to mention influence millions of TV viewers. Kim has become one of HGTV’s most loved designers.
This was Kim then.
Known as Organic Josh on season two, Josh Foss continues to live up to his name with green design and eco-friendly choices in his personal life. His business Thrive Design Studio, which is based in Minneapolis, just opened up a second office in Boulder, Colo., and he’s involved with the U.S. Green Building Council.
Josh was featured on the cover of Saint Paul Illustrated.
Stephanie Cook, who was voted onto the show by HGTV.com fans, has expanded her company, Plural Inc., and also found a way to give back through the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Stephanie with the Make-A-Wish team on her first project.
Jennifer Bertrand won America’s hearts and votes last year to become our next Design Star. Her special, Paint Over! With Jennifer Bertrand, aired in January with 20 unique step-by-step paint projects, and stay tuned for her new show premiering this fall. During one of the most exciting moments of her professional life, she discovered that she had a little on the way as well.
A snapshot of pregnant Jennifer on the cruise she won on Design Star.
Who will ever forget the platinum locks and glitzy style of Josh Johnson? He became “Sparkle Josh” to all us Design Star fans, and we’ve never looked at glitter the same way since. We recently caught up with him to find out what he’s been doing since wrapping Design Star. See what he had to say here »
Sparkle Josh with Kim Kardashian on the red carpet.
Sparkle now lives in West Hollywood, where he’s working on a TV series slated to air later this year.
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Last year, we left Matt Locke standing on the finale stage next to winner Jennifer Bertrand. He may not have won the title of Design Star, but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped designing.