|My man, Pat Simpson.|
Since the days of Pat Simpson, the HGTV stars have undergone quite a transformation: The "regular folk" vibe of the hosts has all but disappeared, as talent that could be mistaken for celebrities have taken their place.
Then: Joan Steffend, host of Decorating Cents
Now: Sabrina Soto, host of Real Estate Intervention
Then: Clive Owens and Lisa LaPorta, hosts of Designed to Sell
Now: Jamie Durie, host of The Outdoor Room
Okay, I'm pretty sure his show has been canceled, but he's simply too studly not to include. Consider this my petition for his return.
Then: Chris Harrison, host of Designer's Challenge
Chris Harrison isn't exactly a "normal" guy, but I had to throw him in the mix, because I find it hilarious that the host of The Bachelor used to be on HGTV! (Poor guy can't seem to get a manly gig.)
Now: Chris Lambton, host of Going Yard
Apparently, we've gone from Bachelor host to an actual former Bachelorette contestant.
Then: Michael Payne, host of Designing for the Sexes
Now: Drew Scott, host of Property Brothers
Then: Suzanne Whang, host of "House Hunters"
Now: Nicole Curtis, host of Rehab Addict
Now: Emily Henderson, host of Secrets from a Stylist