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Here's What Happened To Ty Pennington
Modeling Career
Ty Pennington is blessed with good looks and a tall frame, which led him to model for major fashion companies like J.Crew and Levi's at a
young age.
His modeling career gave him a travel bug and broadened his worldview, ultimately igniting his love for design and inspiring him to draw from the places he visited and lived in.
Trading Spaces
Pennington studied art and design at Kennesaw State University and later picked up carpentry to pay the bills, not realizing it would lead to a career in renovation TV.
He joined "Trading Spaces" as a carpenter, appearing in 38 episodes between 2000 and 2019 alongside co-stars Paige Davis, Brett Tutor, and Hildi Santo Tomas.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
In 2003, Pennington became the host of ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," gaining immense popularity for his witty comments, impressive skills,
and relatability.
The show was canceled in 2012 due to declining ratings, but Pennington expressed gratitude for the experience and soon moved on to his next project, "The Revolution."
DUI Case
In 2007, Pennington received a DUI in Los Angeles and was sentenced to three years of probation, fined $1,500, and mandated to attend a 90-day alcohol education program.
Subsequently, he apologized to his fans, acknowledging the seriousness of his actions, and expressed hope that his experience could help others learn from
his mistake.
Volunteer Work
Besides working with those in need for "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," Pennington has also volunteered independently with Habitat for Humanity and Sears Home Services.
He has helped the latter in renovating a 100-year-old church into a community center for children in Tampa, Florida, while also creating jobs for over 1,000 people.