Semifinalist Tori Halbert, 35, is from Humble, Texas

Born and raised near Houston, Tori earned two associate degrees in interior design from Lone Star College. She has extensive experience working as a designer for a custom-home builder, helping clients with every aspect of their home design. Tori describes her style as traditional and upscale and says she loves adding rustic touches to make a house feel more like a home. She also believes in using color in every design because it adds interest and invigorates any space. Tori, who has competed in beauty pageants since childhood, thinks most people would be surprised to learn that she enjoys driving her 4-wheeler through the mud and deep-sea fishing.
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