Tool as Ice: Vanilla Ice Project returns to the DIY Network
article with an all-too-predicable headline, Vanilla Ice’s wildly popular home renovation show on the DIY Network is about to enter its second season. Called “The Vanilla Ice Project ,” the program may have initially been considered a novelty by many, because, let’s face it, it's hosted by an individual known for his often abrasive, volatile demeanor and various legal battles stemming from said demeanor. I guess you could say Vanilla Ice is pretty much the anti Bob Vila. But Vanilla Ice, as it turns out, is no home improvement neophyte. When it comes to renovation and real estate investing, Vanilla Ice is skilled, savvy, focused, and relentless. As the NYT puts it, he’s “a man in command of his kingdom” having built or flipped more than 100 homes, mostly in Florida, over the past 15 years.