NEWPORT BEACH — Interior designer Lindsay Espinoza aims to make beautiful homes available to the masses, but she never envisioned that her audience would be comprised of thousands of viewers tuning into reality TV.
The 1995 Newport Harbor High School alumna will be featured in a new HGTV series that was scheduled to premiere Monday evening. "Showhouse Showdown" puts interior designers in competition, leaving the judging up to the viewing public.
"It's a full design show packed with design knowledge," said Executive Producer Dawn Stroupe. "It has humor and some drama, but true to the HGTV brand, it's based in teaching."
For those who love the "big reveal" at the end of makeover shows, "Showhouse Showdown" offers a reveal every three minutes, Stroupe said.
Espinoza designed five rooms, including a bedroom, bath and kitchen, in a new house in Newport Beach built by Waterpointe Homes. The episode in which she competes against Los Angeles designer Charles Neal airs Nov. 21.