John Gidding is a Turkish-American designer, television personality, and former fashion model who is currently the host of Curb Appeal Xtreme, an HGTV show that premiered in 2021, which is a sequel oot the original Curb Appeal.
John Gidding Age
He was born on January 7, 1977, in Istanbul, Turkey and is currently 45 years old in 2022.
John Gidding Parents & Education
Gidding was born in Istanbul, Turkey; his father is an American, while his mother is Turkish. He initially resided in Turkey at a young age before relocating to the United States for his college education after attending Leysin American School in Leysin, Switzerland, as per his Linkedin.
Gidding graduated from Yale University in 1999 with a BA in architecture, then the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master’s in architecture from 1999 to 2003.
While at Yale, he sang a cappella with The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus and choral music with the Yale Glee Club, and at Harvard, he sang with the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum.
John Gidding HGTV
Gidding would later move to New York City, where he started John Gidding Design, Inc. after working for two years as a designer for Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.
His start in television was with the ABC Family TV show Knock First. He and three other designers took turns making over teenagers’ bedrooms. Designed to Sell (Giddings’ previous show from 2006 to 2011) was cancelled in early 2011 by HGTV, and Knock First is still running in syndication internationally.
Gidding is best known as the designer on Curb Appeal, which saw him and his team spent $20,000 on improvements to the exterior and landscaping of chosen homeowners. He was featured as one of the expert judges on the Fox TV show Home Free in 2015.
Gidding joined the reboot of Trading Spaces, joining the cast alongside Paige Davis and Vern Yip. He is back on HGTV with a relaunch of Curb Appeal Xtreme’s popular franchise.
John Gidding Husband
Gidding was married to ballet dancer Damian Smith. The two later divorced.
John Gidding Net Worth
John Gidding’s net worth stands at $16 million, according to Definition.org. His wealth comes from his TV shows and consultancy projects worldwide, including New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park and parts of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.