Vanilla Ice to Showcase ‘Passion for Home Renovation’ on New DIY Network Series

vintage Vanilla Ice.jpgAll right stop, collaborate, and listen. Ice is back with a brand new…expression of his passion for home renovation. Nineties pop sensation Vanilla Ice (né Robert Van Winkle), who you may recall cooking so many MCs like a pound of bacon, has mad home improvement skills. Since leaving the music world, he has kept busy buying land and flipping houses, from foreclosed gems to crumbling fixer-uppers. Now the rapper-turned-self-taught home renovation expert is getting his own TV series. Premiering Thursday, October 14 on the DIY Network, The Vanilla Ice Project finds Ice/Van Winkle preparing for his biggest project yet—the overhaul of a six-bedroom and five-bathroom, 7,000-square-foot lakefront home in Palm Beach, Florida. Ten half-hour episodes feature the erstwhile hip hop artist demonstrating his renovation knowledge as he calls the shots in the room-by-room home makeover series. “I think the process of transforming something from grime to shine influences me,” says Van Winkle, still quick with a quasi-rhyme. “This house was in need of a major upgrade and my proudest moment will be when this house is revealed.” Word to your mother.