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

Joanna Gaines was on TV long before Fixer Upper, 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.

Article continues below advertisement

“’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.”

Are you surprised that she was on TV so long ago? Let us know in the comments!

Joanna Gaines

We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for Email us at, or call us at 800-344-9598 any time, day or night.



© Copyright 2023 Radar Media Group LLC. RADAR and RADARONLINE are registered trademarks. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.