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Six do-it-yourself TV hotties

by Kristin Sample, posted Nov 27th 2007 8:01AM
Constance Ramos from HGTVAOL TV releases their next ten Sexiest Women of TV this week. I figured I would add some more of my own television hotties to the list. For my list, I decided to pay homage to some of the beautiful hosts of Do-It-Yourself television (networks like Food Network, Fine Living, and The Discovery Channel).

You may think that this list is way too obscure. But these men and women and totally hot and they teach us how to do stuff like make roasted asparagus or build rocking chairs or pick a color scheme for our homes. I think they deserve some attention.

Feel free to add your own favorite Do-It-Yourself Hottie in the comments. (By the way, my picks are in no particular order. I just couldn't choose who I liked the best.)

Tyler Florence1. Tyler Florence: This guy is adorable. Oh, and did I mention that he can cook. Ladies, do you really need much else? Tyler's food is not the only thing that's hot in his kitchen. Okay, that was cheesy. But really, the Food Network has so many chefs that are talented and funny and interesting. However, not too many of these chefs are as easy on the eyes as Tyler Florence. He has several food network shows: Food 911, Tyler's Ultimate, and How to Boil Water. Aside from his handsome face, what's especially refreshing about Tyler's spots on Food Network is that he makes food that's easy and healthy. In both Food 911 and How to Boil Water, he focuses on making simple recipes that really everyone can try at home (no sous chef needed). If you haven't caught any of his Food Network shows, you've definitely seen him in his Applebee's commercials where he tells you go to the restaurant and check out his new recipes. (Applebee's realizes that a hot guy who can cook will sell lots of food.)

Giada DeLaurentiis2. Giada DeLaurentiis: Aside from having one of the coolest names I've ever heard, Giada is definitely the sexiest woman to ever make spaghetti sauce on Food Network. (Even the name is kind of sexy.) She is so sexy that viewers have complained to the network about her low-cut shirts. I remember reading about that in a men's magazine while I was waiting to get my hair done. What kind of prude doesn't like a little cleavage with their Penne a la Vodka? Like Tyler Florence, Giada also has a few shows on the Food Network: Everyday Italian, Behind the Bash, Giada's Weekend Getaways, and Giada in Paradise. Clearly, the Food Network is on to something: videotape attractive people making food. It could work. Now, they just need to cut back on a little Rachel Ray. One more thing--Giada also appears on The Today Show as a guest co-host sometimes.

Andrew Dan-Jumbo3. Andrew Dan-Jumbo: This handy hottie started as a carpenter on While You Were Out. Now he has his own show on TLC called Take Home Handyman. He has also made guest appearances on Trading Spaces and Oprah. From the looks of the picture, maybe every guy should take up carpentry if you get arms like that. Originally from Nigeria, this carpenter is not only known for his charm and good looks. He is also known for his odd behavior. He has been found washing his clothes in the homeowner's machine while others are scrambling to finish the makeover in the last hours. He also wears T-shirts with funny sayings on them like "Your girlfriend thinks I'm hot." And he's a bad boy. He was arrested this past June for trespassing at an American Red Cross fundraiser. The charges were later dropped. Okay, so that's not like Collin Farrell level of bad boy but it's something.

4. Constance Ramos (pictured at the top): This beautiful brunette has used her creativity and good sense of aesthetics to land several spots on design shows. Connie Ramos has appeared on HGTV's Designer's Challenge as the winning designer and her work has been featured on magazine covers, including Better Homes and Gardens. Originally from Kansas City, MO (she was a cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs), Connie is best known for her appearances on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition along with Ty Pennington and other design talents. Connie met her husband through her involvement in this show; he nominated a family for whom the team built a house. She now has her own HGTV series called Color Correction where she helps people who have chosen the wrong color or inherited a bad color in their homes. Connie has also done set designs for commercials (Wal-Mart and Kodak).

Sarah Backhouse 5. Sarah Backhouse: Sarah Backhouse is originally from Edinburgh (born to an English father and Japanese mother), but she grew up in a few different places: United Kingdom, Australia, and Japan. After completing her Bachelor's degree and doing other TV projects, Sarah landed a spot at Fine Living in the summer of 2004. Utiliizing her diverse background, she currently hosts Fine Living's The World at Your Table. On this show she visits families of different cultural backgrounds to uncover their secret recipes and their personal styles of entertaining.

MIke Siegel6. Mike Siegel: Originally from Chicago, this cutie is a professional stand-up comedian, actor and television host. Mike started as a radio on-air personality then segued into TV as a VH1 personality and host of NBC's hidden-camera special Payback. Mike now hosts What You Get for Your Money on Fine Living. Each episode takes an amount of money (anywhere from $400,000 to in the millions) and shows viewers what real estate they can buy in different areas of the country. The show includes personal stories and shows a lot about the varied lifestyles in this country. And a little trivia: Mike Siegel appeared in the highly-acclaimed Steven Soderbergh film Traffic which also starred Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Benecio Del Toro.

Honorable Mention: Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs. I wanted to include him but Dirty Jobs isn't a "do-it-yourself" show. It's an interesting show all the same. I guess I mean interesting in wow-that's-really-gross kind of way. However, the one thing that is not gross about the show is its host. I know he doesn't fit the category for my list but hey, he's hot so I had to be sneaky.
Mike Rowe from Dirty Jobs

Who's the hottest on the list?
Tyler Florence171 (6.4%)
Giada DeLaurentiis1260 (47.3%)
Andrew Dan-Jumbo227 (8.5%)
Constance Ramos362 (13.6%)
Sarah Backhouse288 (10.8%)
Mike Siegel33 (1.2%)
Mike Rowe324 (12.2%)

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chayse decoda, man that women is so sexy any more photos of her out there,

February 24 2008 at 12:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Jim Roberts

Well, I think Sandra Lee, host of Semi-Homemade Cooking is definitely a hottie. And her whole spectrum of
quick and easy recipes and tablescapes and her
repertoire of cocktails, ummm, magnific for those looking
for timesaving short-cuts. So what's wrong with cleavage and sex appeal? Of course, different taste,
different strokes for the masses. That's why we have
choices. No need to be impolite when presenting your
critique. They are people trying to make a living. Rise above the bourgeois, remove the fowl language from your blog. Cordiality, more user friendly.

January 08 2008 at 7:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I personally think Curtis Stone should be on this list. He's so humble and I love the Aussie accent.

For those who don't know him -- he's on TLC's Take Home Chef. I'd take him home anyday!

January 08 2008 at 3:12 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I can't believe that you forgot about Carter Oosterhouse! Those eyes, that smile, and a wonderful sounding voice are just too-too!!!

January 08 2008 at 3:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

What about Amy Matthews? She is the most natural beauty on these shows. She also knows what to do with tools. Very Sexy! A personal trainer to boot...what more need be said!

December 28 2007 at 8:46 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Nancy G

Any list of TV DIY Hotties that does not place Nigella Lawson front and center can't be taken seriously. Giada, Sandra, etc. are just little girls - Nigella is a woman, a grown woman, both in body and mind. She wallows in her own sensuality and the sensuality of food and cooking.

As for HGTV - the coolest, sexiest one is Karen MacAloon with her tall boots, retro dresses, and red hair!

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December 05 2007 at 1:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

How could you forget cutie pie Paige Davis of "Trading Spaces"?!! Arguably one best arses on televison EVERRRRRRrrrrrrrr!

December 04 2007 at 1:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Talk about Hotties. Where's Sandra Lee from semi-home made.
now there's a bombshell.

December 04 2007 at 11:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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