HGTV STAR Season 8 Cast

Thank you so much for the support I have received from my little announcement!
I have received the nicest messages on my Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, texts, e-mails…and maybe an actual phone call.  THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.  I can’t tell you how terrifying it is to really put yourself out there for the whole world to tear you apart. But I seem to keep on doing it so clearly I’m a nutcsae. 

Design Daredevil Jessie

Yup.  That’s me.  In all my glory.  I’m not sure why the HGTV editors selected such a crazy picture of me.  Our hair and makeup was professionally done.  A wardrobe person went through or clothes and selected our outfits.  There was a top of-the-line photographer plus crew. And this is what they came up with.  Ugh.  What is happening with my crooked smile and smeared lipstick? Plus it looks like my shirt is about to blow off….

Oh well.  I guess they like it like that.

In addition to our mugs being plastered all over television, print, and cyber space our portfolios are displayed online.  It is complete anxiety to see your work on for the whole world to critique.  I love some of my shots, like some, and want to cry when I see a few. This is probably my favorite picture of mine.

Design Daredevil Jessie Port

But, I’m not talking about “The Jessie Show”, I’m talking about “HGTV Star”. All of these crazy kids are on this awesome program as well.

Design Daredevil HGTV Cast

You can go to to check out everyone’s full profiles and portfolios. I am so honored to be a part of such a majorly talented group of designers.  Fo Realz.  I have mad respect for all of these individuals, each in their own way.

Want to see my fav pics from each of their portfolios?

 AnneDesign Daredevil Anne

Design Daredevil Anne Port


Design Daredevil Abby

Design Daredevil Abby Port


Design Daredevil Boris

Design Daredevil Boris Port


Design Daredevil Brooks

Design Daredevil Brooks Port


Design Daredevil Crisermy

Design Daredevil Crisermy Port


Design Daredevil Jeribai

Design Daredevil Jeribai Port


Design Daredevil Tiffany

Design Daredevil Tiffany Port


Design Daredevil Tobin

Design Daredevil Tobin Port


Design Daredevil Tylor

Design Daredevil Tylor Port

Needless to say, the competition is stiff. I can’t wait to watch us go at in a just a few short weeks.  Season Premier is June 9th on HGTV so please set your DVRs.

Side note, I’m switching from to tomorrow (Wednesday 5/8) so my site will be a actin up.  Hopefully I will soon be prettifying this here site.  Get excited folks, lots of changes over here.


  1. Rayna Eichhorn says:

    Congratulations and good luck! I’m looking forward to seeing what happens.

  2. I missed the announcement!! I’m so, so so excited for you!! Ok so I have never watched the show but you bet I won’t miss one episode or one second of it. OMG this is SO big!! COngrats Jessie!!

  3. Eeeeek! I am beyond excited for you! And I for one happen to think your head shot looks amaze. Can’t wait to see you in action.

  4. So exciting! Congratulations!! 🙂
    xoxo Aimee

  5. Fantastic news! Can’t wait to watch. I’m sure you will add a little spice ……go Jessie!

  6. You are a ROCK STAR! I can’t wait to watch and see you win. Congrats and Good LUCK!!

  7. SUCH an exciting time for you! I am so happy for you! I can’t wait to watch you up there and cheer for my blogger friend!! xoxo


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