Stunning blonde Nicole Curtis is the host of the MTV reality show Rehab Addict. There is a show dedicated to home improvement that airs on HGTV. A real estate agent with the Minneapolis Broker was her first job out of college. Simultaneously, she was featured on a program called Sweat Equity. Six months later, she had her big break in the business.
It was decided that she would be the main host of Rehab Addict because she seemed suitable for the position. Nicole Curtis developed an original approach. Instead of demolishing buildings like the majority of builders would, she prefers to see them restored. On Oct. 13, 2010, the premiere episode of the show was broadcast.
Here are the top five introspective questions Curtis tackles throughout the book, and his answers.
1. Unlikely Beginnings: From Hooters to Home & Garden Television
At the beginning of Better Than New, Curtis is an ambitious high school graduate who is determined to prove she can make it on her own. She had been working as a waitress for a while, including at IHOP, when a friend suggested she try her luck at Hooters.
Even after the birth of her son Ethan, Curtis continued to clean houses in addition to working at the restaurant. She now cleans houses full-time and claims she has no regrets about leaving her corporate career to organize her son Ethan’s second-grade Halloween party.
Later on, she entered the real estate industry, marking the beginning of her descent into Rehab Addict status. The production company had initially contacted Curtis about appearing in real estate agent segments, but she went into the meeting with the intention of pitching the idea of her own show. There was a time when I worked as a waitress and now look at me.
2. A Reasoned Explanation for Her Decision to Keep the News of Her Second Pregnancy Secret
The Detroit News reports that Curtis is in a custody battle with Harper’s father, Shane Maguire, despite the fact that she kept her second pregnancy with the baby very private. She explains that she didn’t want her baby’s image to become a meme by saying something like, “Having my newborn child’s face plastered all over social media on a Facebook post where someone could cut and paste it, that wasn’t for me.”
In Better Than New, she reveals additional information about her now 16-month-old child, including how she would only film Rehab Addict from the waist up and how she once carried a mirror around a house she was renovating to cover her pregnant belly. It wasn’t a calculated move; rather, it was one of those “this isn’t anyone else’s time and space” moments. That’s mine.
3. Consequences of Her Difficult Romantic Interactions
In Better Than New, relationships are a constant source of conflict. One of her boyfriends was instrumental in getting her a car loan. She and another person became involved in a sketchy real estate deal. Like everyone else, Curtis admits, he’s made heartfelt blunders he later regretted. Although I’ve had some wonderful friendships, I’ve found that the worst experiences tend to leave the longest-lasting scars.
4. She Put Her Oldest Son in Rehab Addict
When Curtis’s eldest son, Ethan, was 12, filming on Rehab Addict began. She explains that she decided to have her now 18-year-old son appear on the show because he “could not make decisions for himself” but could say things like “I don’t want to be on camera” or “Mom don’t post that.” Truthfully, I had no plot motivations in mind. I went back to work right after picking him up from school because I am a mom and have to provide for my family.
5. How Does She Handle It All?
Curtis may face adversity at every turn, but she remains a shining example of perseverance and dedication to her children. Put your family first, she says, and everything else will fall into place. It’s all good because the kids are happy and so am I. That’s the only thing I care about.”