Rib Hillis is a television host, actor, model, and home improvement expert. After two seasons as part of the design team on the Emmy Award winning “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” Rib is currently starring on A&E’s “$100 Makeover.” Previously, Rib hosted two other home improvement shows, “Model Citizen” and “Get a Grip,” and was featured on AOL’s “Minute Fixes” giving homeowners solutions to common household issues.
Rib’s hosting skills have also garnered attention outside of the home improvement genre. ABC.com recently tapped him to interview some of music’s biggest names during Dick Clark’s “Rockin’ New Year’s Eve,” and TV Guide Network had him host two specials, “Building the Hollywood Body” and “Hollywood’s Sexiest Bodies.”
Rib is also an accomplished actor, and recently starred in “Taos,” a film that was selected for two international film festivals and was the winner of the Santa Fe film festival. He also had a lead role in the feature film “Propiedad Ajena,” which was featured in the Paris Latin Film Festival. Rib got his start in acting on the ABC soap opera “Port Charles” and has since appeared in dozens of television shows, such as “Ugly Betty,” “Two and a Half Men,” “CSI,” “America’s Next Top Model.” and “CSI: Miami.”
In addition, Rib is a much sought-after model, working in Milan, Paris, Barcelona, London, Sydney, New York, Miami and Los Angeles for such publications as Uomo Vogue, GQ, Esquire, and Men's Health, not to mention countless national and international commercials.
Rib is the proud father of twins, whom he loves chasing around the Southern California surf. His other passions/hobbies include bull riding, rock climbing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, cooking, and riding motorcycles. Rib also likes to keep busy volunteering and has served as a spokesperson for the Be The Match Foundation and the National Marrow Donor Program.
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