15 Things You Didn't Know About The Property Brothers, Drew and Jonathan Scott

You'll never guess what they did before renovating houses.

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With a hit HGTV show and several spin-offs, you're probably already a little familiar with the home renovation gurus known as the Property Brothers. After all, it's hard to miss the two towering twins. Here's what you might not know, from where they got their start to what they're up to next.

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1 They're Canucks.

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You'd never guess it from their accent, but the twins grew up in Canada. They were born on April 28, 1978 in Vancouver, Canada, and lived in Canada through college.

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2 They’ve been working since they were kids.

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The twins have been in business together since the ripe age of seven, when they started . The two made nylon-covered hangers and sold them door to door. Throughout their childhood, they also built and repaired decks, fences, and barns. Their weirdest job? Mall cops. Drew told the pair briefly worked security in malls in the late 90s.

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3 They’ve always stood out in a crowd.

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Besides being identical twins (Jonathan is four minutes older!), Jonathan and Drew are almost basketball-level tall. Drew is 6'4", while Jonathan stands an inch taller at 6'5''.

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4 They have an older brother.

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While you may only know Drew and Jonathan, the Scott family actually has three boys. J.D., who is two years older, is in the entertainment business as well. He's hosted several HGTV shows and Great American Country's All-American Amusement Parks.

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5 They started college together.

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After attending the Thomas Haney Secondary School, the twins went to University of Calgary together. They started to pursue different interests – Drew studied kinesiology, and Jonathan business management. Jonathan eventually transferred schools to study construction and design, where he become a licensed contractor. That skill-set obviously came in handy!

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6 Jonathan has some pretty interesting hobbies.

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Besides being an award-winning magician, Jonathan , speaks four languages, and is a second–degree black belt in Shotokan karate. Drew is musical too; his dad taught him how to play guitar.

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7 They started out as actors.

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Property Brothers wasn't their first on-camera rodeo. Both Scotts appeared on a Canadian show called Breaker High, then went on to in Smallville (Drew) and The X-Files (Jonathan).

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8 But Drew was offered a hosting gig first.

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While Jonathan was holding down their real estate business, Drew went to Vancouver to pursue acting full time. During this time, he was asked to host a show called Realtor Idol. The show never happened, but it did lead the producers to develop Property Brothers for both Drew and Scott.

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9 They’ve had several spin-offs.

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Property Brothers turned out to be a hit (duh), and has since aired in 150 countries. It also launched several spin-offs, including Buying and Selling, Brother vs. Brother, and Property Brothers: At Home on The Ranch.

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10 They once worked on the high seas.

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In 2015, the brothers hosted a Carnival cruise called "Sailing With the Scotts," traveling with fans to Miami, Cozumel, and Key West. Good news – it's this December!

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11 Drew's not too shabby on the dance floor.

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Drew joined season 25 of Dancing With The Stars, and ended up placing fourth in the season alongside partner Emma Slater. The audience was in for a surprise when Jonathan joined in on one of the performances.

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12 They’ve recorded three country songs.

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They really are jacks-of-all-trades. The twins premiered "Hold On" and "Let the Light Shine In" on Property Brothers: At Home on the Ranch, both of which are available on iTunes and Amazon. Their third song, "My House," was a cover of a Flo Rida song.

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13 They don’t have kids – yet.

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While both the brothers' social media feeds feature some adorable snaps with children, neither is a dad quite yet. Jonathan, who's been married once, split up with his longtime girlfriend Jacinta Kuznetsov earlier this month. Drew is engaged to Linda Phan, with this May.

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14 They’re New York Times bestselling authors.

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As if they weren't busy enough, the brothers have co-written two books. The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House came out in April 2016, landing a spot on the NY Times Bestseller list, and was followed by It Takes Two: Our Story in 2017.

It Takes Two, $15; amazon

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15 They're not leaving HGTV anytime soon.

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In February, HGTV announced a new, with Jonathan and Drew. The twins' production company, Scott Brothers Entertainment, will continue to produce content for TV, film, and the web.

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