Q I'm a big fan of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. What can you tell me about Paige Hemmis?
—Ray N., Douglas, Ga.
The former wedding planner was born in Wisconsin, grew up in California, has college degrees in psychology and theology, and is completely self-taught in carpentry. Hemmis' favorite color is pink, the trademark hue of her tool belt and most of her tools. "I wanted to make a statement for women and girls everywhere that you can be feminine and still work in construction," she says.