Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Confidence Sky High after 'Win'

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Confidence Sky High after 'Win'

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Andrea Davy

andrea.davy@dailymercury.com.au

THE Block Sky High contestant, Katrina 'Trixie' Johnson, who has family in Mackay, said even though she took home the least amount of money out of all the contestants, she still felt like a winner.

The popular DIY reality TV show saw several couples renovate a floor of a Melbourne unit block, in hopes of making a profit.

Trixie and her husband Mark 'Johnno' Johnson pocketed $205,000, which they will put towards a deposit for their own home.

"I haven't been scared off renovating since the show," she said.

"Given we are just entering into the market we will have to give our new house a fair amount of TLC."

The couple won over viewers for their solid work ethic and doing as much as they could by themselves, which is one of Trixie's top tips for people looking to renovate.

"We were lucky because we could do a lot of the work ourselves," she said.

"But, even when you Google information on how to do things. …

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