21 Things You Didn't Know About HGTV's Egypt Sherrod

Fans of HGTV's Property Virgins are in for a treat, as host Egypt Sherrod is back with a brand new show! Flipping Virgins takes aspects of Egypt's former program — real estate newbies — and mixes it with the network's newfound love of fixing up old or rundown homes for profit. In short, Flipping Virgins is sure to be a hit. We're thrilled Egypt is back on the network with a brand new gig, and in honor of the series's debut, we've rounded up the 21 most fun facts about the star.

01
She's Married
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She's Married

Egypt married Mike Jackson in 2010.

02
She Had a Long Run With Property Virgins
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She Had a Long Run With Property Virgins

Egypt hosted the HGTV hit Property Virgins for five years.

03
She's a Radio Star
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She's a Radio Star

She worked in radio for many years as well, on the New York City stations WBLS and Power 105.

04
She's a Realtor
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She's a Realtor

She is a licensed real estate agent in both in New Jersey and Georgia.

05
She's a Philly Girl
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She's a Philly Girl

She grew up in Philadelphia, PA, and graduated from Temple University.

06
But She's Southern Now!
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But She's Southern Now!

About four years ago, Egypt and her family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia.

08
She Has a New Show on the Way
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She Has a New Show on the Way

Egypt is back on TV with a new show called Flipping Virgins, which airs Tuesdays on HGTV. She has experience flipping homes in New Jersey, but at the moment, her personal flipping is on hold. "I don’t have time!" she said.

09
She Loves to Bargain Shop
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She Loves to Bargain Shop

"I’m a bargain Bertha," Egpyt explained. "If it’s not on sale or clearance, I’m not buying it. I will wait."

10
She’s a Miss Fix-It
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She’s a Miss Fix-It

Whether it’s painting, sanding, or epoxying the garage, Egypt loves being handy around the home.

11
Her Family's Into Real Estate, Too
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Her Family's Into Real Estate, Too

She comes from a family of real estate agents and brokers. "They still flip houses," she explained.

12
She Follows Kim Kardashian on Instagram
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She Follows Kim Kardashian on Instagram

Egpyt had to admit she follows Kim Kardashian on Instagram! Egpyt also loves following Ron Ben-Israel from Cake Wars and Porsha Williams from The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

13
She Loves Seafood
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She Loves Seafood

If Egypt had to pick her dream dinner, it would be, "Shrimp, crab, lobster, any seafood — except for mussels and clams and squid."

15
Prince Brought Her Up on Stage
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Prince Brought Her Up on Stage

Prince once surprised Egypt when she was working in a radio studio! She had dedicated a day’s worth of songs to Prince when he was in town for a New York City concert. It just so happened Prince was listening, and he walked into the studio to say hello. Egypt and Prince hit it off, and he later invited her on stage during his show!

16
She Sang in High School
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She Sang in High School

Egypt was in the choir in high school, but says she wasn’t very good. "I was never chosen to sing the lead in the choir, or to sing a solo," she reflected.

17
She Has 5 Dogs
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She Has 5 Dogs

She has five dogs! They're named Ace, Pepper, Siber, Dutch, and Newbie.

18
She Loves Working Out
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She Loves Working Out

Egypt is passionate about hitting the gym. "It was my New Year’s resolution," she said. "Every day, no matter what, I’m in the gym."

19
She’s Met Oprah
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She’s Met Oprah

While covering the Precious junket at the Toronto International Film Festival, Egypt met Oprah! Oprah unexpectedly walked into Egypt’s interviewing suite. "She couldn’t have been more of a girl’s girl," Egypt said.

20
She Knows the Property Brothers
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She Knows the Property Brothers

Egypt has gotten to know Jonathan and Drew Scott through work. "We’ve been Insta-buddies for quite a while," she explained. They also filmed a Christmas special together.