Orlando Soria Bio, Age, Family, HGTV, Partner, Height, Net Worth

Orlando Soria
Orlando Soria

Orlando Soria Biography

Orlando Soria is a famous American interior designer, artist, and writer based in Los Angeles. He is well-known for his appearances on HGTV’s Secrets of a Stylist. Currently, he is a blogger at Hommemaker.com since December 2020. He is the founder of Hommemaker, a site for men’s style, interior decoration, and gay culture.

After graduating, Soria moved to Los Angeles where he first began his career in music videos and independent films. He made his on-screen debut in 2010 on HGTV’s show as Emily Henderson’s assistant in Secrets from a Stylist. The show ended in 2011 after airing 26 episodes with season 2.

Thereafter, Soria started his television show “Unspouse My House” which premiered on June 6, 2019. In addition, he was featured on another show called “Build Me Up”. He works with homeowners as they champion big life changes by renovating their homes to create the fresh beginning they deserve in HGTV.

Through lovely design, humour, and a healthy dose of moral support, Soria assists his clients in transforming their next chapter by instilling their homes with uniquely personalized components that transition their lives for the better. Furthermore, Soria is the author of his first book, Gets It Together which was published in 2018.

Orlando Soria Career

From May 2001 for about 4 months, Orland was a Community Programs Intern at the Los Angeles Community Design Center where he designed, developed, and instructed an art program for children ages 5-13 at subsidized housing facilities in three different Los Angeles locations. He joined the Fresh Air Fund in May 2002 as a Field Intern facilitating the matching of inner-city children with families in rural areas to provide youth with the opportunity to experience new surroundings and educational excursions.

In May 2003, Orlando landed at American United as a Community Outreach Intern for four months. There, he worked as a publicist for a not-for-profit organization. Moreover, he developed relationships with constituents in many states to facilitate the establishment of additional Americans United chapters. Soria also interviewed possible Americans United Representatives.

In June 2004, he was a Publicist at Fanatic Promotion and reached out to journalists, promoting them to write about bands he represented. Moreover, he garnered coverage of his clients through the development of informational packets and ads to distribute to writers. Soria also networked with industry colleagues at events such as CMJ and collaborated with a team of publicists to develop marketing strategies for the artists represented by Fanatic.

Soria also worked as a Wholesale Manager at Jonathan Wright and Company for a year and five months since July 2007. He later joined Last Bastion Entertainment as a Set decorator in June 2009 for three months. For two months since September 2009, Orlando was an Art Director at ODD Entertainment. Additionally, he has also been a Production Designer at Fine Young Man Productions for two months since April 2010 and Slow Donkey Productions since March 2010.

Jumping to May 2010, Orlando worked as an Assistant Art Director at Present Pictures in  Los Angeles, Northridge, California for two months. Surprisingly, he also worked at The Walt Disney Company for a month in April 2010 and later joined HGTV as a Design Assistant to Emily Henderson on “Secrets From A Stylist.” He worked on the show from October 2010 to October 2011.

However, Soria has worked on the set of multiple shows, like You Are Killing Me, The Perfect Family, and Spork. Because of his knowledge of design, Orlando has also been featured in a few newspapers and publications like Apartment Therapy, Huffington Post, and Sunset to GooP.

Orlando Soria Age

How old is Orlando Soria? Orlando is 41 years old as of 2023. He was born on July 5, 1982, in Yosemite Village, California, the United States of America. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on the 5th of July every year and his zodiac sign is Cancer.

Orlando Soria Family | Parents

Soria is the son of Dale Soria (father) and Catherine Soria (mother). He was born in Yosemite Village, California, in the United States of America and grew up in a little cabin in Yosemite National Park. His dad was a dentist by profession while his mom was a tutor. Moreover, Orlando grew up along with his three siblings; two sisters Elisa Catala and Kelly Colvin Soria, and a brother Miguel Soria. Additionally, Orlando’s nationality is American and he belongs to a multi-racial ethnicity as a result of his mother, a European, and his father, a Mexican.

Orlando Soria Education

At the age of seven, Soria acquired knowledge in his first design. He went to a high school in a small and traditionalist town in California where he faced racism and homophobia. As a result, he became physically and mentally unwell. However, his life changed after graduating from high school.

Soria joined Cornell University pursuing a Dual Degree Program in Architecture, Art, and Planning and the College of Arts and Sciences from 2000 to 2004. Moreover, he also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Government from Cornell University. Additionally, he accelerated a five-year program to four years by taking extra credits every semester and taking summer courses. At the same university, he also graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Photography. He was a Student Assembly Representative, a member of Sphinx Head Senior Honor Society, Merrill Presidential Scholar, Resident Advisor, President of AMO (Art Majors Organization), Editor-in-Chief of Risley Revue, Stone Prize Recipient, Dean’s List, and Cornell Tradition Fellow.

Furthermore, he enrolled and graduated from the Pennsylvania School of Design with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) faculty specializing in becoming an art professor and a Certificate in Graphic Design. Orlando completed a comprehensive course of studies in the College of Arts and Sciences to gain certification in graphic design. Moreover, he was a London Exchange Program participant, Daedelus Nominee, Graduate Advisor, and Director of Advertising for OUTdesign.

Orlando Soria Partner

Is Orlando Soria married? Is Orlando Soria gay? Orlando is openly gay. He revealed this a long time ago and he doesn’t feel ashamed about his sexual orientation. Since he is openly gay, and not even interested in women, he is not looking for a wife. He has dated in the past but he is yet to get married.

In 2017, Soria was in a serious relationship, living with an unnamed man at the time. However, the two had a very nasty breakup, causing Orlando to move out of their shared space and look for a new apartment. In an interview, Soria disclosed that he used his love for interior designing as a way of coping with the breakup and moving on. This gave him solace in the months that followed.

Fast forwarding to 2020, three years after the breakup, and Orlando is still single. He often talks about how reluctant he is to rush into a long-term commitment again. Consequently, he is just happy to go out on dates and meet new men, without committing to anything serious.

However, in 2020, he began dating a chef named Joey Giorgianni. Joey is a freelance private chef who majors in Italian Cuisine Los based in Los Angeles. Moreover, Soria has a dog named Satie.

Orlando Soria Height | Weight

Soria stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighs about 81 kg (176.3 lbs.) Moreover, he has blue eye colour and dark brown eyes.

Orlando Soria’s Net Worth

How much is Orlando worth? Orlando has an estimated net worth of $3 million. His fortune stems from his career as an interior designer, artist, and author. Get It Together was released in the Spring of 2018 when he gained around $30 on Amazon. Considering the price of the book, it is reasonable to believe that Orlando enjoys a fair deal of profit from this.

Orlando Soria Salary

On average, it is publicly reported that HGTV hosts make a base salary of $10,000 every time working on an episode. In addition to this income, Soria has also made money from the sale of his book.