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TLC's Wanda N. Colon!

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If you think it’s impossible to succeed in more than one career at a time, you haven’t met Wanda N. Colón. As one of the most prominent Latina personalities on cable television, she is currently seen as host and designer on the popular TLC program “Home Made Simple.” The third season of the show finds Colón traveling to Washington D.C. and Atlanta, bringing a spirited enthusiasm and common touch into a new private home every week. But when she’s not appearing on the air, she’s in Los Angeles, maintaining an impressive list of private clients for her own design firm, creating her own artwork, and, most recently, producing her own short film. The daughter of Puerto Rican immigrants and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Colón grew up with a strong work ethic and sense of family that drove her to pursue her passions from an early age. Fascinated with the world of theatre as both a designer and an actress, she worked her way through college as a bank manager before deciding that she had the determination and skill to pursue a life in the arts. Relocating to California, Colón continued to hone her acting skills in classes while finding her design skills were in demand – first in commercial and film production work, and then designing for private clients, including Cher and Kelsey Grammar. With her passion for local artists and materials that reflect local culture and history, Wanda’s easy-going personality and careful attention to the needs of her clients made her a natural for the camera, and she found herself designing and appearing on a number of shows on HGTV, including the popular “Designer’s Challenge,” “Designing for the Sexes,” and “24 Hour Design.” That has lead to the stint on “Home Made Simple” and a new career as one of the most visible Puerto Rican-Americans on TV. Recently, Colón has expanded to include spokesperson in her resume, appearing in an infomercial for Body By Jake and signing on with Febreeze. She’s also scheduled an upcoming USO tour to