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9 Things You Didn't Know About Good Bones Star Mina Starsiak Hawk

...Including how a random Facebook message changed her life.

HGTV "Good Bones" Host Mina Starsiak on "A Very Brady Renovation"
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With the limited TV series A Very Brady Renovation becoming an instant hit and the competition show Rock the Block about to premiere, it’s hard to turn on HGTV without seeing Indy native Mina Starsiak Hawk working alongside the Brady kids, fellow hosts, or starring on her own show, Good Bones. It may seem like the straight-talking renovator came out of nowhere, but she's been remodeling and selling homes for years with her mom, Karen E. Laine—well before camera crews arrived on the scene.

Before getting caught up on The Brady Bunch house renovation—which shows Mina and her mom taking the property down to the studs (literally!)—binge-watching all four seasons of Good Bones or tuning into Rock the Block, here's what you need to know about the TV show host.

1 She Found Her Calling After Buying Her First House.

After graduating from Indiana University, Mina wasn't sure what she wanted to do, so while she figured it out, she worked as a waitress to pay the bills. But she wanted to make a bigger leap and decided to buy a house for $37,500. It was a real fixer upper and she enlisted her mom's help to repair it—at the time, Karen E. Laine was a defense attorney! In the process, she found she really, really liked tearing things down to the studs and building it back up.

Like that, their company—Two Chicks And A Hammer—was born.

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2 She's Known As The "Sieve" To Her Mom's "Hippy-Dippy" Dreaming.
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Fans of Good Bones already know that Mina and Karen make a killer team—and must-watch TV—because their differences complement each other so well.

Karen's a "hippy-dippy dreamer," Mina told USA Today, and she's the "sieve" who condenses her mom's OTT ideas into actionable renovations that'd fit a more mainstream audience (as in, people who aren't as crazy about taxidermy and channel glass as Karen is).

3 She Rebuilt 20+ Homes Before HGTV Came Calling.

Mina and her mom had been working together for seven years before they got a surprising Facebook message from a talent scout at production company High Noon Entertainment. At first, she was skeptical.

"I was like, 'I know we're not that cool,'" the 31-year-old said. "So, I did a little bit of research on the development company and find out that they're legit."

Totally legit, it turns out: High Noon's the company behind Fixer Upper, House Hunters, and Cake Boss. So that year, they filmed the pilot, naming it after their company.

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4 Facebook's Responsible For Two Major Milestones In Her Life.

It's also how she met her husband, Steve Hawk. They connected through mutual friends, and their first date was, well, abysmal. "He ignored me all night," Mina told Country Living. "He let his friend hit on me!"

She later texted him that he had one more chance to redeem himself. The two hit it off, eventually getting married in June 2016.

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5 She Has a 1-Year-Old Baby Named Jack.

In August 2018, Mina and Steve welcomed their first child, naming him Jack Richard Hawk. The couple couldn't have been more excited when they shared the news with everyone, with the help of a clever movie poster. Now, the HGTV star is taking her Instagram followers on her journey to continue growing her family.

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6 She's A Self-Described "Control Freak."
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If the whole creating-a-baby-registry-before-you're-pregnant thing didn't clue you in to the fact that Mina likes to be prepared, she'll go right out and tell you: "I'm a control freak, and I'm a huge planner."

It's something she knew she would have to loosen up on when she had the baby. "Mom's advice is good luck with that. When the kid comes out, it's their world and you just live in it," she told Fox News. "We'll make it work for the business, and for me and the baby, but it may not be like a conventional or approved method of child rearing."

7 She Reps Indiana Everywhere She Goes.

Mina doesn't just film Good Bones in Indiana; it's her home state, and she's a Hoosier through and through, repping her alma mater and the Indiana Colts on Instagram year-round.

That's also why she doesn't call what she does house flipping, because the duo's committed to staying in their Indianapolis community, revitalizing the city one home at a time.

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8 She Cared For Her Niece Full-Time For Nine Months.

Even though Mina always keeps busy renovating homes, she still has plenty of practice in the parenting department—for several months last year, she took care of her two-year-old niece, Julie, while her sister went through a difficult time and that experience changed her.

"I think everyone likes me better now that I had Julie, my ‘Juju Bean,’" the HGTV star told People. "I can be somewhat cold, but when you have a kid, you just can’t be."

9 She's Got A Hidden Talent.

She can pop a bottle of champagne using a saber. A saber! Check it out.

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