'Design on a Dime' Host Goes from Mainstream to Pornography

LOS ANGELES - Lee Snijders, former Disney employee and HGTV "Design on a Dime" host, has left the spotlight of mainstream television for a position behind the camera in pornography, TMZ reported.


"I tried to continue my relationship with HGTV by pitching them show ideas, et cetera, but unfortunately they were not interested and the company did not renew my contract," Snijders said. "I found myself auditioning for design shows with models and actors posing as designers while my competitors got their own shows on HGTV. With the housing market crash and being stereotyped as a budget designer, I stayed flexible, open minded and moved on."


Snijders, along with girlfriend Jett Angel, have launched their debut adult website Goth Rock Girls via their new company Exxxcel Inc., which will additionally release a series of six Goth Rock Girls downloadable DVDs.


"One morning over breakfast, Lee and I were discussing how frustrated he was with his situation," said Angel, a high-end fashion photographer who specializes in photographing glam-goth models. "I said to him, ‘You know production, I know photography, let's shoot porn.'"


Snijders and Angel have four other reality-based adult websites in development, as well as a reality television show in the works, tentatively titled "The Dirty Biz." 


TMZ broke the story stating, "While the network continues to regularly air episodes featuring former host Lee Snijders, we've learned the guy who helped homeowners for more than six years is still giving advice to couples - but purely of the girl-on-girl variety nowadays. Snijders used the cash he raked in from ‘Design on a Dime' and his stint as a Disney ‘imagineer' to start his own porn company with girlfriend Jett Angel. You can even catch Lee in several of the reality-style skin flicks manning the camera (or so we've heard)."


Snijders and Angel have developed an invitation-only affiliate program to promote Goth Rock Girls titled Exxxcel Cash.


Goth Rock Girls is a hardcore, all-girl punk-rock porn site shot in high-definition with a high-end reality format.


For more information, visit the Goth Rock Girls and Exxxcel Cash websites.