In this episode of The Marc and Mandy Show: Celebrity Access, Celebrity Access Reporter Holly Nimens asks Contractor and HGTV Host Mike Holmes Jr some questions about his life and career. Check out the video above to learn more or keep reading for the highlights of their interview.
Holly Nimens: What would you say is your best skillset?
Mike Holmes Jr: I’m a man of my word. So, you know, if I tell you something, that is going to be how it goes.
Holly Nimens: If you weren’t a carpenter by trade, what do you think you’d do?
Mike Holmes Jr: Originally, I wanted to get into fire fighting. Whatever my career was, I always wanted to help people. Firefighting was my initial career choice, but then I tried contracting and I tried trades and I fell in love with it. So that’s what brought me here today.
Holly Nimens: What would you say you were like as a kid growing up?
Mike Holmes Jr: I was a quiet kid. We grew up very poor and I was bullied a bit when I was younger. I guess I was also a little bit of a class clown. I tried to come out of my shell a little bit.
Holly Nimens: What is something you like to do in an old fashioned way.
Mike Holmes Jr: Chopping wood. I love chopping wood. I feel like it’s great exercise and there’s something therapeutic about setting up a long, chopping wood, stacking it.
Holly Nimens: Are you an active guy?
Mike Holmes Jr: I’m a fairly active guy. I go to the gym every morning usually. Before work I go to F45. So it’s a high intensity interval training with weights and I find that’s the best way to start the day.
Holly Nimens: What would your perfect room look like?
Mike Holmes Jr: Perfect room? Oh man, that’s tough. Right now, we have a place up north, and we have a sunroom, and there’s no TV in there. And I love TVs, but I would never think my perfect room would be a couch, nice chairs, and natural light, and just being able to enjoy that with friends.
Thanks for tuning in to The Marc and Mandy Show! Leave a comment below, We’d love to hear from you!
Visit for show times and schedules.
Keep in Touch with Us… Everywhere!