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Desperate For Fame? Joanna Gaines Starred In Texas Tire Commercials Before HGTV

Joanna Gaines was on TV long before Fixer Upper, RadarOnline.com can reveal!

The HGTV star, 38, helped boost her dad’s business by starring in a commercial. The ad for Jerry Stevens Firestone ran locally in 2008.

Joanna was single at the time — and revealed in her book The Magnolia Story that Chip used the ad as a pickup line!

“I looked up at him, and before I could even answer he asked, ‘Wait, aren’t you the girl from the commercials?’” she wrote of their first encounter.

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“’Yeah, that’s me,’ I said, still embarrassed ...” she continued. “I was, in fact, the girl from the commercials. I had some interest in television news. I had even done an internship with CBS In New York City, working under Dan Rather in the news division, and because of that my dad had insisted I go on camera for the local TV ads he ran for his shop.”

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