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Watch Joanna Gaines get her TV start in a tire commercial

Before Joanna Gaines was the co-star of "Fixer Upper" on HGTV, she got her start on TV in a commercial for her dad's tire store.
/ Source: TODAY

Every star has to start somewhere before becoming a well-known face on television.

For Joanna Gaines, before she was a "Fixer Upper," she was a tire seller.

A fun throwback clip of the HGTV host shows her television debut in 2008 as a spokesperson for Jerry Stevens Firestone, a tire shop in Waco, Texas, owned by her father.

The smiling face and bright personality well-known to "Fixer Upper" viewers came across back then while reminding customers that "at Jerry Stevens Firestone, we promise to care." There also aren't the usual kitschy production values that often make local commercials hilariously awkward.

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Not only did the commercial hint at her future television potential, it also helped land husband and "Fixer Upper" co-star Chip Gaines.

In the couple's book, "The Magnolia Story," Joanna revealed that she met Chip while working behind the counter at the Firestone shop.

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"I looked up at him, and before I could even answer he asked, 'Wait, aren’t you the girl from the commercials?'" she wrote. "Yeah, that’s me,’ I said, still embarrassed."

The romance is still going strong, as Chip celebrated Joanna's 39th birthday on Wednesday with a sweet note to his wife.

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