Meet the handsome brothers adding sex appeal to television’s home improvement genre
Author Chris Wright
If you were to list the qualities needed to become a television heartthrob, you probably wouldn’t pick “Handy with a nail gun” or “Good with escrow.” But as their HGTV show “Buying & Selling” enters its second season this month, Canadian-born twins Jonathan (right) and Drew Scott (left) are poised to continue the unlikely project of making home improvement sexy.
“We’ve had a lot of work done,” jokes Jonathan, adding that the twins’ public appearances can resemble Justin Bieber concerts.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Jonathan and Drew are drop-dead gorgeous, but it’s still a bit of a mystery how a trio of real estate shows—they also host “Property Brothers” and “Brother vs. Brother”—have had fans swooning in 40 countries.
Once they start talking, though, their appeal becomes easier to understand.
It’s not just the twins’ ability to convert a drab laundry room into a fabulous den that draws people in, or even their good looks—it’s the droll, brotherly chitchat.
“Drew sat on my head for nine months in the womb, so we’re pretty close,” says a jaunty Jonathan, discussing their rapport.
“Jonathan is fairly simple,” quips the ebullient Drew, on the duo’s tendency to finish each other’s sentences, “so it’s easy to guess what he’s going to say.” — (Dec. 4)