Who is Egypt Sherrod? 'Rock the Block' judge was a former radio host before she showed interest in real estate
If you're big on home makeover shows and enjoy the occasional unconventional twist, then get ready to take on 'Rock the Block' Season 2. It 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!
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With the charming Ty Pennington as the host, each challenge will have a different judge selecting the winners. And who better to judge competing home makeover show hosts than other hosts! Enter Egypt Sherrod and husband Mike Jackson, hosts of 'Flipping Virgins', who will be grading the contestants' main bedroom suites.
So, who exactly is Egypt Sherrod? Here what we know at the HGTV show host, radio host and realtor.
Career in the radio and entertainment industry
Sherrod had a thriving music career, seeing that at the age of 19, she was the youngest music director at a radio station. While she pursued her radio media dreams, she also began taking up an interest in real estate, to earn her retirement money, she saw it as a backup plan of sorts. When she realized that most of her money was going towards paying real estate agents (she bought her first house when she was 24), she decided to get her license. Apart from this, her media career continued to grow. She was a correspondent on the 'Maury Show' and she was the top radio personality on WBLS 107.5. Soon, she grew tired of pursuing the same entertainment beat and was looking for a change of pace.
Host of two HGTV shows
'Property Virgins' proved to be just the breath of fresh air Sherrod was looking for. The show focused on first-time buyers and the mistakes they generally make. However, with Sherrod guiding them, she helps these newbies avoid obvious errors. The show's bio reads: "Part REALTOR®, part therapist, friend and financial advisor, host Egypt Sherrod helps new buyers see the difference between their hopes of acquiring the out-of-reach dream home and the hard reality of what it takes to find the right property."
Whereas 'Flipping Virgins' sees her in a slightly different role. She helps homeowners flip their homes through smart renovations, teaching them tricks of the trade and showing them how to make a profit of their own. In an interview with HGTV, Sherrod explained that the shows were vastly different, including in the way in which she presented herself too. “When I’m working in my realtor shoes on Property Virgins, I’m in professional attire dealing with customers. Now on Flipping Virgins, you see me as your average girl next door, relaxed in my real attire working with clients who become friends.” She said.
Married to Mike Jackson
Sherrod and Jackson met in 2004 and let's just say it was love at the first flip. Sherrod was flipping a house at the time and Jackson was a part of the crew doing the handy work. The two began dating shortly after. Jackson is a DJ, a realtor and a contractor as well. The two tied the knot in 2010 and have two daughters, Kendall and Harper. Sherrod is also the stepmother the Simone, Jackson's daughter from a previous relationship. Jackson will be joining Sherrod on the latest season of 'Rock the Block'.
Sherrod's net worth
Sherrod has been in the real estate game for quite a while, seeing that she's been buying and flipping homes since she was 24. Apart from this, she's also had a widely successful career as a radio host and a reality TV host. As reported by Simply Stated, she has a net worth of $6 million.
Watch Season 2 of 'Rock The Block' every Monday at 9 pm ET/PT on HGTV. You can also stream the same on Discovery+.