You may recognize Joanie from Run My Renovation on the DIY Network or from America’s Next Top Model. That’s right, folks! Joanie is a super talented model who also doubles as a contractor. You may think it’s an unlikely career path to go from model to renovator, but it only seemed natural for Joanie. She was the runner-up on cycle 6 of America’s Next Top Model. Many of the lessons she took away from her experience have only bettered her time in the construction field. You have to be tough, determined, and work hard even when it seems like people are against you. Sometimes workers question her abilities when she walks onto a job site. Guess they aren’t used to having a hot contractor. Joanie told me how great it feels to prove the disbelievers wrong with a job well done. Yeah girl power! Joanie wants all you ladies out there to know you can do it too! Her advice is to get involved. Be hands on, practice, get dirty, and don’t be afraid to mess up. Let’s all be like Joanie and turn some head with the skills we possess and a job well done.