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What You Might Wanna Know About Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

When Contestants Lie

Take the Cerda Family, for instance, who knowing deceived the producers of the show. They claimed that their two young daughters were ill due to mold in their house. Yahoo News reported in 2009 that Chuck and Terri Cerda were chosen to be on the show. In her application, Terri claimed that she and their two daughters suffered from severe immunodeficiency diseases, and they had to wear masks at all times.


Cerda Family. Source: oregonlive.com

The Cerdas were accepted and were featured in an episode, which involved them getting a massive home complete with high-quality air ventilation systems. But when the family couldn’t afford the utility bills, they ended up selling the house and moved somewhere else.

But the story didn’t end there…