Alison Victoria has been breaking down barriers while also breaking down walls. From being a ghost designer for House Crashers to being the first female host of the Crashers series, everything about Alison screams determination and will power. One of the best house-flippers in Chicago, Alison rose to fame following her appearances in the reality TV series, Kitchen Crashers. While Alison is most recognized as the host of Kitchen Crashers, she has long left the franchise to star in her own show, Windy City Rehab. The series is currently working on its second season, after a hugely successful first season. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Alison Victoria.
Alison Victoria was born on the 31st of October 1981 in Chicago. Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Alison used to go on drives around the city with her father, which ignited her passion for living in them. As Alison puts it,
“I would see all these houses and I just would like dream of living in one of them one day. It’s an even bigger dream to be rehabbing a ton of them now.”
After graduating from a local high school in 1999, Alison moved from Chicago to Las Vegas to attend the University of Nevada.
After her time at the University, Alison began working at Christopher Homes in Las Vegas. She was one of the youngest designers in the team and was responsible for creating interior designs for affluent, semi-custom residences. After gathering all the relevant experience, Alison decided to venture out in the world and established the company Alison Victoria Interiors. The company began working around 2005 and is located in Chicago and Las Vegas.
Finding success with reality TV:
While working with Victoria Interiors, Alison was approached by the DIY Network to work as a ghost designer in its Crash Franchise. After a year of working, Alison pitched the idea of Kitchen Crashers, which quickly took off the ground. The series began airing on the 10th of October 2011 and wrapped up its ninth season on the 18th of October 2016.
After getting off reality TV for a while, Alison came back with the idea of renovating the Chicago homes. The series was entitled Windy City Rehab and began airing from the 1st of January, 2019. As of 2020, the series has been renewed for a second season. In June of 2020, Alison was also announced as the host of the new HGTV show called Flipping Across America.
While Alison has not been involved in legal troubles on her own, there have been a few cases against her company. In January of 2020, James and Anna Morrissey sued Windy City hosts Alison Victoria and Donovan Eckhardt for defective and shoddy work, breach of contract, breach of warranty, and consumer fraud.
In April of 2020, another case was filed by buyers Shane Jones and Samantha Mostaccio against Alison Victoria and Donovan Eckhardt. The case was filed for fraud in Circuit Court of Cook County. In June of 2020, Windy City was once again sued for fraud. The suit was filed in Cook County by Michael Ward Jr. and his family. Alison later said that it was Donovan who was involved in the fraud and she was quite unaware of the fact. An official statement read,
“Alison has claimed that she was caught unaware by Donovan’s fraud – not with standing her own secreting of funds from closing proceeds.”
Alison is a married woman and tied the knot with Luke Harding at The Drake Hotel. Luke, who owns an insurance agency and Alison met from a dating site. The couple spend lots of time together before finally tying knot on 1st June 2013. Alison later revealed that Luke Proposed her in the most romantic way possible. She said,
“We were in Paris, and we were having drinks at our hotel after dinner, At midnight, the concierge came out to us and said, ‘Mr. Harding, we have your car ready.’ He drove us to the Eiffel Tower with a blanket, Champagne and the biggest bag of chocolate truffles. Luke proposed during our midnight picnic and said he wanted to wait for this night because it was his parents’ 34th wedding anniversary, and their marriage was something he wanted with me.”
As of 2020, the pair are enjoying their love life at their fullest. Though she loves being around kids, the pair are yet to have any kids instead Alison keeps on posting picture of her with her sisters kid on Instagram.