Wednesday, May 29

Orlando Soria Bio, Empty Nest Refresh, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Net Worth, HGTV, Get It Together, and TV Shows

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Orlando Soria Biography

Orlando Soria is an American interior designer, social media influencer, and author who rose to prominence for starring in HGTV’s Build Me Up. He hosts Roku’s Empty Nest Refresh alongside Liza Koshy. Empty Nest Refresh SN 1 premieres on May 10, 2023, on Roku

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Soria debuted on TV on HGTV Network working as a design assistant for Emily Henderson in Secrets from a Stylist. He released his book Get It Together: An Interior Designer’s Guide to Living Your Best Life in the spring of 2018. In 2019, he debuted Unspouse My House which ran for 2 seasons.

Orlando Soria Height

Soria stands at a rough height of 5 feet and 8 inches.

Orlando Soria Age

Soria is 43 years old. He was born on July 5, 1980, in Merced, California, U.S.A. Soria annually celebrates his birthday on July 5th. On July 10, 2020, he captioned his Instagram post “FORTY FOTO DUMP! I took a week off IG bc turning 40 can be such a mindf**k…Finally, next year when I turn 41 I fully plan to reenact this scene (last slide) from 30Rock where Jenna dies of old age at 41. I’m Gay! Goodbye!…”

Personal Life

Orlando Soria Family and Relatives

Soria was born to Catherine and a Mexican-American father in a small house my parents renovated themselves. When he was 5, the family relocated to Yosemite Valley, Lost Arrow Road where he grew up alongside his siblings Elisa Catala and Miguel.

Soria’s father worked as a dentist and expert wood chopper and is a first-generation college grad. On June 19, 2022, he posted his father on his Instagram account and wished him a happy Father’s Day. Elisa celebrates her birthday every April 29th as revealed by his Instagram post on April 29, 2022, captioned “It’s my sister’s birthday today. Here she is shortly after we moved to Yosemite…HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Goodbye!”

Orlando Soria Husband/Is He Gay(Homosexual)?

Soria is openly gay but manages to keep his relationship status private. He has an American Staffordshire Terrier (Pit Bull) Ms Saturday Olivia Soria. He lives in Los Angeles with his dog. At 31, he experienced his first real breakup. Next, he was involved with another man who later dumped him.

Orlando Soria Education

Soria studied at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design.

Professional Life

Orlando Soria Net Worth

Soria has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful career as an interior designer, social media influencer, and author.

Orlando Soria Get It Together

Soria released his book Get It Together: An Interior Designer’s Guide to Living Your Best Life in the spring of 2018. In this book, he assembles his most original and bold advice on home décor, art, style, and life. Some sections cover interior design, DIY projects, and general life lessons. In addition, he gives practical tips on topics like hosting on a budget, hanging art like a pro, and dealing with tough situations like breakups. Coupled with photography, the book also includes advice ranging from designing for men to creating furniture and appealing to readers regardless of their financial situation.

Orlando Soria HGTV

Soria rose to prominence for starring in HGTV’s Build Me Up. The show ran for 2 seasons before its cancellation when he parted ways with HGTV. During the show’s second season, he earned $5000 per episode, totaling $40,000 for the whole season. He said that he bagged $17,500 after paying taxes and his agent fees.

Breaking it down, Soria earned roughly $1,750 per month, equating to $437.50 per week, which translates to roughly $11 per hour. According to him, that made him the lowest-paid member on the set since the rest of the crew were paid every week and not per episode like him. Consequently, he found himself financially strained. He used to wake up at 4:30 a.m. and not get home until around 8 or 9 p.m. every night. Feeling exploited by the situation and dissatisfied with the challenging working conditions and inadequate compensation, he decided to part ways with the network. In his words “…I think sometimes you need to burn the bridges you no longer want to go over…”

Soria maintains that he has had good experiences with people he worked with at HGTV including the executive producers, the marketing team, and the coordinators in the office. When queried about Soria’s remarks, HGTV commented, “We are aware of the blog post and continue to wish Orlando well.”

TV Shows

Orlando Soria Build Me Up

Soria rose to prominence for starring in HGTV’s Build Me Up. After going through a breakup in 2017, he realized that he found comfort in designing his home. Thus, he created Build Me Up in collaboration with 51Minds and HGTV. In the show, he met with people tackling life challenges like breakups, new relationships, or coping with the loss of a loved one. He helped them transition into the next phase of their lives by renovating their homes. The show ran for 2 seasons before its cancellation when he parted ways with HGTV. During the show’s second season, he earned $5000 per episode.

Orlando Soria Empty Nest Refresh

Soria alongside Liza Koshy hosts Roku’s show, Empty Nest Refresh. Empty Nest Refresh SN 1 premieres on May 10, 2023, on Roku. In the show, they work with young adults to change their childhood bedrooms into spaces that fulfill their parents’ dreams as they move out of the house.

Orlando Soria Other TV Shows

  • Design At Your Door
  • HGTV Happy Hour
  • Secrets from a Stylist
  • Home Made Simple

Orlando Soria Social Media

Soria has active social media platforms i.e. Facebook, and Instagram. He has a following of over 1.5K on Facebook and a following of over 188K on Instagram.