Word to Your Mother: Ice is Back with His Brand New Venture—Real Estate…and Dancing!

Rob Van Winkle, also known as Vanilla Ice, is a man of many different hats…both literally and figuratively (Rob loves hats, in case you haven’t noticed!). Well known as a breakout Pop/Rap star responsible for the iconic Billboard chart-topping hit “Ice Ice Baby”, he is also a successful real estate entrepreneur, and an exclusive speaker at BigSpeak Speakers’ Bureau.  

Selling and flipping houses started out as a hobby for Van Winkle in the 90s and quickly it turned into a successful business venture that Rob was passionate about.

In his hit house flipping show, “The Vanilla Ice Project”,  Rob renovates dilapidated Florida mansions to turn around and sell for a profit. “The Vanilla Ice Project” airs on the DIY Network, and is about to begin its 7th season. From the construction to the landscape to the interior decorating Rob is very hands on– all aspects of the remodel get the special Vanilla Ice touch.

Also on DIY is “Ice My House” in which a single family, out of thousands of contestants, is selected to have a room in their home personally renovated by Rob.

Between concert tours and flipping houses, Van Winkle also frequently puts on his public speaker’s hat—discussing real estate, construction, house flipping, and his personal success story at various speaking engagements across the country.   

Most recently Rob debuted on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars where he and his partner danced their way into next week’s competition with a cha cha to Ice’s very own “Ice Ice Baby” that roused a standing ovation from the audience. See the show-stopping performance here. We loved seeing Rob in his element– performing on the stage and in what he called his “OG throwback” outfit. We can’t wait to see what Rob will bring to the stage next week!

Vanilla Ice will also be touring across the U.S. through December 2016.

To book Rob Van Winkle for your next event contact BigSpeak at (805) 965-1400, or email at info@bigspeak.com

Tasha Harris is the Content Associate at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau. She graduated with honors and a degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She also holds a certificate in Publishing from the Denver Publishing Institute at the University of Denver. Contact her at TashaH@BigSpeak.com