It was a surprise to see Casey Noble get the boot this week from HGTV’s Design Star. With her “bombshell” good looks, the producers seemed unwilling to give up on her potential for drawing male viewers. In the end, Vern Yip described the judges’ decision to eliminate her as “splitting hairs.” I caught up with her today, to find out a little bit about her experience, both on and off the show.
What have you been doing since you got back from the show?
Working! Kind of non-stop. I’m obsessed! I feel like I’ve missed some of the experience of being on the show, which is a once in a lifetime experience. I recently started a company with two other partners and everything took off this year for us. We’ve just been crazy busy, which is great—it’s good. But the timing is a little tricky.
Do you think your boost in business is a direct result of the show?
My partners and I have two services. One is a high-end interior design service, which is what we all have previous experience in–we do hospitality design. That clientele has come from our years in the industry. We have a separate service called I Heart Design, which is really targeted to the masses. It’s for anybody, anywhere. It’s 100% online and it’s really in line with the HGTV audience. We’re enjoying a bump in exposure for that service, just from being on the show.
Regarding this week’s challenge, what was working in such a public environment like?
It was like being in a fishbowl! It’s not typically within my character to really be that focused on something but you just have to be–you can’t be distracted. You’ve really got to keep your head down and get it done. Being in a glass house means you’re exposed, but you just don’t think about it. We were given our space to just do what we needed to do.