What is Alison Victoria's net worth? HGTV host set for 'Rock the Block' comeback after 'Windy City Rehab' lawsuit
Alison Victoria has not had it easy in recent years, but the HGTV star is back for Season 2 of 'Rock the Block'
Who doesn't love a good home makeover show? There something exciting about seeing creative designers and innovative contractors work together to completely transform a place. Take that recipe for success and turn it into the ultimate makeover challenge and you have season 2 of 'Rock the Block'!
Season 2 features eight of HGTV's biggest names in home renovation and design, as they pair up in teams of two to completely transform identical three-story suburban properties in just one month. With a budget of $225,000 and just a month to get it all done, these duos have a lot on the line, including major bragging rights and a chance to have a street named after them!
With the charming Ty Pennington as the host, each challenge will have a different judge selecting the winners. Competing in teams of two, each team comprises a designer and contractor duo, each of which has their own HGTV show. There is one team, however, that has an edge over the rest — Alison Victoria and Mike Holmes.
Apart from being hosts of their very own shows, Victoria and Holmes were a part of season 1 of 'Rock the Block'. While Holmes was a judge the first time around, he is now back as a contestant while Victoria competes yet again for a chance to have a street named after her. So, who is Alison Victoria? Here's what we know about the HGTV host.
Who is Alison Victoria?
The host of the popular HGTV show 'Windy City Rehab', Alison Victoria is an interior designer and an entrepreneur. When she's not flipping houses on TV, she's running her firm, Alison Victoria Interiors, which has offices in Chicago and Las Vegas. She is also the founder of Alison Victoria Collection, a line of luxury furniture. On her show, 'Windy City Rehab', Victoria goes about flipping homes and renovating properties in Chicago, her hometown.
A look at what happened in 'Windy City Rehab' that ultimately resulted in a lawsuit
While Victoria is a familiar face on HGTV seeing that she had her own show and has frequently guest-starred on a range of other shows, the host has recently come under a lot of fire due to the fallout she and the network had with her co-star and contractor, Donovan Eckhardt. Since the show's debut, the duo faced a mounting number of legal issues, seeing that they were served two stop-work orders and nearly had their licenses suspended, on account of numerous violations.
As reported by PEOPLE Magazine, things went from bad to worse when Victoria found out that a sizeable chunk of the renovation budget for a stalled project had been paid to Eckhardt's company. Then, in April 2020, the pair were embroiled in a lawsuit by homeowners Shane Jones and Samantha Mostaccio, who had purchased a $1.3 million house featured on the show. The lawsuit cited multiple issues with the home, which cost the couple $100,000 to repair.
The final blow came early this year when Eckhardt's filed a $2.2 million defamation lawsuit against Discovery Inc., HGTV's parent company, and Big Table Media, 'Windy City Rehab's production company for his negative portrayal on the show. As per Eckhardt, he was portrayed as "the villain and cause". As reported by PEOPLE Magazine, Victoria happens to be an executive producer on the show and was not listed as a defendant in the filing.
There has been no comment by her lawyer and HGTV, on the other hand, doesn't comment on ongoing litigations.
Her net worth
While season 2 of 'Windy City Rehab' proved to be Victoria's personal nightmare, she still has a lot going on for her, seeing that she was recently a part of Ty Pennington's 'Ty Breaker' on HGTV. And now she's back for a whole new season of 'Rock the Block'. As reported by Bugle 24, her net worth is $3 million, however, keeping in mind the lawsuits and legal proceedings, it is subject to change. She also listed her Chicago home for sale for $2,295,000. Looks like it has been a rough few years for the host after all.
Watch season 2 of 'Rock The Block' on Mondays at 9 pm ET/PT on HGTV and you can stream the same on Discovery+.