Jillian Harris

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Jillian Harris
ChrisHarrisonJillianHarrisMay09.jpg
Born (1979-12-30) December 30, 1979 (age 37)
Peace River, Alberta, Canada
Residence Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Education British Columbia Institute of Technology (2006)
Occupation Television Personality
Known for The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Love It or List It Vancouver
Partner(s) Justin Pasutto
Children Leo Pasutto Nacho Cilantro Pasutto
Website http://www.jillianharris.com/

Jillian Harris (born December 30, 1979) is a Canadian television personality and interior designer. She is best known for appearing on the television series The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Love It or List It Vancouver. She has also appeared on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,[1] Canada's Handyman Challenge,[1] and The Bachelorette Canada.

Career[edit]

Harris began her interior design career while working at Caban, an interior goods store, which inspired her to begin giving design consultations.[2] She was then hired by Scott Morison, the founder of the Canadian restaurant chain Cactus Club Cafe, to design his restaurants.[2] She formalized her interior credentials with a 2006 certificate in interior design from The British Columbia Institute of Technology.[2] She was then re-hired by Morison as the designer for Browns Socialhouse, his new chain of restaurants.[2]

In early 2009, Harris was a contestant on the thirteenth season of the American TV show The Bachelor, where she competed against 24 other women to win the heart of Jason Mesnick and finished as second-runner-up.[1] In mid 2009, she was selected to be the star of the fifth season of The Bachelorette, making history as the franchise's first Canadian star.[1] She chose Ed Swiderski as the winner of her season, and the two became engaged but later broke up.

In 2010, she was a designer on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.[1][3]

In 2011, she headlined the Calgary Home + Design Show, as part of the HGTV stand.[4] That same year, she hosted season one of the Canadian TV show Canada's Handyman Challenge, which aired in 2012.[1][5][6][7]

Since 2013, Harris has appeared on the Canadian TV series Love It or List It Vancouver, which airs on W Network in Canada and on HGTV in the United States under the title Love It or List It Too[8]. Harris is the show's designer, and competes against real estate agent Todd Talbot by redesigning a family's existing home in hopes that they will decide to stay in the home rather than choose to sell it.

Harris runs her own brand of interior decor goods, and on 8 July 2013, she launched her e-vintage webstore, Charlie Ford Vintage.[9]

In 2016, she made a cameo appearance on the first season of The Bachelorette Canada.

Personal life[edit]

Harris is originally from Peace River, Alberta, Canada,[1] but was a longtime Vancouver resident before moving to her current home in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.[10]

In 2009, Harris became engaged to Ed Swiderski, who she chose as the winner of her season of The Bachelorette. They broke up in 2010.

On March 4, 2016, Harris announced that she was expecting her first child with longtime boyfriend Justin Pasutto.[11] On August 5, 2016 at 6:02 a.m. she gave birth to her first child - a baby boy named Leo.[12] On Christmas Day of 2016, Jillian announced her engagement to Justin Pasutto through social media. [13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g TV, eh? "Jillian Harris to host Canada’s Handyman Challenge", Diane Wild, 15 July 2011
  2. ^ a b c d Vancouver Sun, "Q&A: Former Bachelorette Jillian Harris on the risky business of success", Jenny Lee, 9 July 2013
  3. ^ Style At Home, "Jillian Harris' design inspiration", Natalie Bahadur
  4. ^ Calgary Herald, "The personal touch of Jillian Harris", Claire Young, 2011
  5. ^ IMDb, "Jillian Harris to host 'Canada's Handyman Challenge'", Lara Martin, 18 July 2011
  6. ^ Toronto Life, "Talking To: Jillian Harris", Murtz Jaffer, 10 January 2012
  7. ^ Huffington Post, "Jillian Harris And Mike Holmes On 'Canada's Handyman Challenge'", Bryan Cairns, 17 January 2012
  8. ^ Love It or List It Vancouver at the Internet Movie Database
  9. ^ VanCityBuzz, "Jillian Harris Launches Charlie Ford Vintage", Tamar Peters, 2013
  10. ^ "About JH.com - Jillian Harris". www.jillianharris.com. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  11. ^ "WE ARE PREGNANT!!! - Jillian Harris". www.jillianharris.com. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  12. ^ "Leo's Birth Story - Jillian Harris". www.jillianharris.com. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  13. ^ "#finally". 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
DeAnna Pappas
The Bachelorette
Season 5
Succeeded by
Ali Fedotowsky