UA graduate Daniel Faires on season 5 of HGTV’s Design Star

The fifth season of Design Star is already in full swing, but thanks to the Arkansas Traveler, we now know that there’s a UA graduate on the show.

26-year-old Daniel Faires, an independent contractor originally from Springdale (and a UA biology grad), is working his way through the show, which pits contestants against each other for a chance at their own design program. Faires’ show portfolio has so far been ranked as one of the top entries in each of the first three episodes.

Daniel is the third (that we know of) Arkansan on a major television reality show this summer. Two other Natural Staters are on season 12 of CBS’ Big Brother.