HOMETOWN Peace River, Alberta, Canada
TV Personality Jillian Harris first charmed audiences with her irrepressible humor and emotional honesty on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. She brings over 10 years' experience in the design industry to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and as the host of Canada's Next Handyman, which premieres on HGTV in 2012.
A self-proclaimed "polished redneck" from picturesque Peace River Valley in Alberta, Harris is not afraid to get her hands dirty or climb a ladder with heels on. Fans around the world have been captivated by this down home girl's ability to successfully transform her love lost on The Bachelorette to gracing the covers of some of the top design publications in the country. As a designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, she is able to showcase her refreshing "design by personality" philosophy to create inspired rooms that reflect the character and style of each family member. Harris' focus on being the "Best Single Housewife," and her love of design, food and fashion, are now shared with her fans on the newly launched Jillianharris.com.
When not on TV, Harris can be found speaking on design and decor topics at various seminars and home shows around the country. Outside of her work in television, she jets between the U.S. and Canada to run her firm, Jillian Harris Design, where she collaborates on or spearheads a number of high profile residential, restaurant and hotel projects. In her free time, Harris thrives while traveling, spending quality time with her family, shopping with friends and, of course, cooking some of her favorite family recipes. She is dedicated to charities, including Big Brothers, and most recently helped with disaster relief in her hometown of Slave Lake in Alberta for the Red Cross.