9 Things You Didn't Know About Good Bones Star Mina Starsiak

... Including how a random message changed her LIFE.

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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.

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1 She Found Her Calling After Buying Her First House.

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After graduating from Indiana University, Mina wasn't sure what she wanted to do, so she started working as a waitress to pay the bills and started adulting: AKA bought a house. For $37,500. It was a real fixer upper, so she enlisted her mom's help to repair it. In the process, she found she really, really liked tearing things down to the studs and building it back up.

Like that, their company — Two Chicks And A Hammer — was born.

2 She's Known As The "Sieve" To Her Mom's "Hippy-Dippy" Dreaming.
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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 USA Today, 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).

3 She Rebuilt 20+ Homes Before HGTV Came Calling.

Hey hey! I'll be listing this gem at 1050 Hosbrook, right in the heart of Fountain Squares North Square Neighborhood, early next week!!! It's a 2 bed/2bath listing at $239,000. I imagine it'll go fast so let me know if you'd like to check it out!!!

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Mina and her mom had been working together for seven years before they got a surprising message from a talent scout at production company High Noon Entertainment. At first, she was skeptical.

"I was like, 'I know we're not that cool,'" Mina said. "So, I did a little bit of research on the development company and find out that they're legit."

Totally legit, it turns out: High Noon's the company behind Fixer Upper, House Hunters, and Cake Boss. So that year, they filmed the pilot, naming it after their company.

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4 She Reps Indiana Everywhere She Goes.

#AZvsIND 1st home game 🙌🏼

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Mina doesn't just film Good Bones in Indiana; it's her home state, and she's a Hoosier through and through, repping her alma mater and the Indiana Colts on Instagram year-round.

That's also why she doesn't call what she does house flipping, because the duo's committed to staying in their Indianapolis community, rehabbing homes one at a time.

5 's Responsible For Two Major Milestones In Her Life.

Last day of relaxation before I’ve gotta get back to the grind tomorrow 😫 but I’ll take 2 days with my boo @srhawk2003 whenever I can!

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It's also how she met her husband, Steve Hawk. They connected through mutual friends, and their first date was, well, abysmal. "He ignored me all night," Mina told CountryLiving.com. "He let his friend hit on me!" She later texted him that he had one more chance to redeem himself. The two hit it off, eventually getting married in June 2016.

6 She's Having A Baby!

A little video my sis-in-law took of how I work at the office nowadays bc my back hurts too much to sit at my spot at the island 😂 #longwaytogostill 😫

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Mina and Steve are expecting their first child this August, and the couple couldn't be more excited. Mina makes no qualms about what a hardcore planner she is, even scaring her husband when he thought they had seven weeks until the baby's arrival — when really, Mina had just set up her registry well before she was pregnant.

7 She's A Self-Described "Control Freak."
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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 Fox News. "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."

8 She Cared For Her Niece Full-Time For Nine Months.

The Bean 😍

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Mina already has plenty of practice in the parenting department — for several months last year, she took care of her two-year-old niece, Julie, while her sister went through a difficult time. That experience changed her. "I think everyone likes me better now that I had Julie, my ‘Juju Bean,’ " the HGTV star told People. "I can be somewhat cold, but when you have a kid, you just can’t be."

9 She's Got A Hidden Talent.

Sunday funday 🤗

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She can pop a bottle of champagne using a saber. A saber! Check it out.

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