If My Lottery Dream Home host David Bromstad looks familiar to you, chances are you have seen the designer on one of his many shows on HGTV. David currently stars on three series on the home improvement network — including his newest show, which follows lottery winners as they search for their new over-the-top houses.
So, how did David end up on HGTV? Well, he got his big break after winning the first season of Design Star, a reality show competition to pick a host for a new show on HGTV. Since 2006, David has gone on to host Color Splash, Beach Flip, and My Dream Lottery Home. Oh, and he returned as the host of Design Star in Season 7.
However, before his TV fame, David has always been an expert when it comes to design. The 44-year-old started his career as a Disney illustrator and eventually started his own company, Bromstad Studio, where he combined both his passions and designed fantasy bedrooms for children. He also currently has a line of furniture on the Home Shopping Network. Despite his success on and off screen, David remains humble.
"Whenever people call me a star, I think it's weird. I go, 'No, I'm just a person with a cool job,'" he told HGTV. "Design Star was a great way to get ready for your own show. It's how I was discovered and if the show didn't happen, then I don't know where I would be." And he has big plans for his life post-HGTV. "If, when, TV comes to an end, being a professor would be really fun," he added. "Design can be very scary… We're teachers. I see fans and they tell me, 'I designed a room based on exactly what you did and then I took your advice and it worked. I love it.' That's why we're here. The people we're doing it for, we're actually changing their lives. That's pretty powerful."
Keep scrolling for more fun facts about David!
David Bromstad has more than one tattoo.
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First round of Mickey Mouse tatts are down! 7 hours of pure pain has turned into a lifetime of smiles! A lot more work to be done but I’m so please with it! My tattoo artist @misswildwest is super talented and the biggest sweetheart! #moretocome #tattoo #mickeymouse #disney #creative #artist #designer #traveler #optimist #gayartist #colorenthusiast #color
The popular host has plenty of ink all over his body. He has a chest tattoo that reads "Limited Edition," a tribal tattoo on his right shoulder, and a full-sleeve on his left arm, which features several different images of Mickey Mouse. "First round of Mickey Mouse tatts are down," he captioned a recent photo of his tattoo collection. "7 hours of pure pain has turned into a lifetime of smiles! A lot more work to be done but I’m so pleased with it!"
You can have some David Bromstad in your home.
Love the HGTV star? Well, luckily for you, he has a home furniture collection with Tuesday Morning that we guarantee fans will love. Full of bold colors, the chic and functional line has everything from bedding to a statement armchair. We'll take one of each, please.
Who is David Bromstad's partner?
David is openly gay and previously gushed about his boyfriend of eight years — but judging from the lack of photos on social media, it is unclear if he is still in that relationship. "We met at Firestone in Orlando on Valentine’s Day at a single’s party," he told South Florida Gay News in 2012. "I had a crush on him for years and years but was never formally introduced. We both were always in relationships and then we were single and we fell in love immediately. It was really cool."
If he is single, we don't expect him to stay that way for long!
He knows how to take a shirtless selfie.
David loves to show off his body on social media — and we don't blame him. He's ripped and his followers definitely appreciate the photos. "What a bod," one follower wrote on Instagram before another added, "My goodness, you are one gorgeous man." We couldn't agree more.
David Bromstad's net worth is seriously impressive.
Thanks to his TV gigs, his furniture collection, and his company, David is worth an estimated $2 million. He also has major endorsement deals with Mythic Paint and Miele home appliances.
Be sure to tune in to My Lottery Dream Home Friday nights at 9 p.m. on HGTV.