What Genevieve Gorder Was Like Before The Fame

Television personality, Genevieve Gorder, is a face you might recognize from a bunch of different shows. Gorder started working for MTV after college and received her first big break when they asked her to be a correspondent for their show Sex in the '90s, per Popsugar. She was later able to land a spot as one of the first designers on TLC's Trading Spaces and was on it for several seasons. Since then, Gorder has made countless appearances on shows from The View to Rachael Ray (via IMDb). However, her true love will always be designing homes. 

The humble star grew up in Minneapolis, Minn., and told 6sqft she did a lot of interior design work with her family there. Gorder explained she helped to renovate turn-of-the-century architecture and realized right away how much she enjoyed it. "It was effortless," she said. "I had that moment at 17 where I knew exactly what I would be doing the rest of my life."

So how did a midwestern gal land in New York?

Gorder attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan to study design and while there, she landed her life-changing role as an intern for MTV, according to HudsonMod. The former HGTV Design Star judge explained to the outlet that she's very happy with her decision to move to New York. "I've been able to see so many different ways of living in our country," she explained. "Locally [Manhattan], suburban and, of course, across the nation and across the world on my own dime. I know that I'm in the right place."

Her latest gig is being a judge on Bravo's hit series, Best Room Wins, an interior design competition show that has designers compete over who can give a couples' room the most luxurious makeover on a budget (via IMDb). Gorder told 6sqft she enjoys working on the series and that the production company chose great contestants. "And all these designers are trying to make that next step, so you're seeing them do that in many different ways and some that are so clever," she divulged. "I want to see things that I haven't seen, and I've seen a lot."