This South Dallas home will be transformed this week. (Courtesy photo)

HGTV “Design Star” Leslie Ezelle has been hard at work renovating her own home in Preston Hollow. But over the last few weeks, she’s also been volunteering to help transform a rundown house in South Dallas.

It’s part of the 12th annual Elves in Disguise home make-over, and the big reveal is being held Friday.

We featured Ezelle in our October issue for her breast cancer awareness campaign in which she designed a giant metal bra sculpture that popped up at random locations around town, including the West Village and City Hall. The former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader was eliminated from HGTV’s “Design Star” reality show, but that didn’t keep her from the limelight.

She told us in September that she still wants to have her own TV show – something that might resemble “Modern Family” but with a home design twist.

Here’s another neighborhood connection to this project. Elves in Disguise is a program run by New Hope Foundation, a South Dallas charity founded by Preston Hollow residents Kip and Suzi Petroff. In our January issue, we’ll be telling Kip’s gripping backstory that led him to establish the nonprofit.


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