With the third season of Good Bones in full swing, it's hard to turn on HGTV without seeing star Mina Starsiak. It may seem like the straight-talking renovator came out of nowhere, but she's been remodeling and selling homes for years with her mom, Karen E. Laine — well before camera crews started following the duo's every move. Before you dig into an episode — or binge-watch the series, if it's totally new to you — here's what you need to know about the TV show host.
Mina and Karen have made a killer team — and must-watch TV — because their differences complement each other so well. Karen's a "hippy-dippy dreamer," Mina told , and she's the "sieve" who condenses her mom's OTT ideas into actionable renovations that'd fit a more mainstream audience (as in, people who aren't as crazy about taxidermy and channel glass as Karen is).
If the whole creating-a-baby-registry-before-you're-pregnant thing didn't clue you in to the fact that Mina likes to be prepared, she'll go right out and tell you: "I'm a control freak, and I'm a huge planner."
It's something she knows she'll have to loosen up on when she has the baby. "Mom's advice is good luck with that. When the kid comes out, it's their world and you just live in it," she told . "We'll make it work for the business, and for me and the baby, but it may not be like a conventional or approved method of child rearing."