Having discovered a passion for original craftsmanship now that he’s no longer making music, Vanilla Ice will expand on his second life as a home renovator, lighting designer, and real estate advisor with the equally frozen-in-time counsel of the Amish, signing on to star in the DIY Network series Vanilla Ice Goes Amish later this year. Ice—who does have some previous experience going ninja, at least—will “go Amish” by living with another group that likes to turn off the lights and glow, and who go to the extreme of Mennonite doctrine: an Amish community in Ohio. There they’ll educate Mr. Ice in the old-fashioned ways of Amish construction, as well as the more traditional methods of waxing a chump like a candle, such as using only hand-dipped beeswax. Presumably one future episode will also feature Vanilla Ice being shown how to make a Queen Anne chair, then sticking an extra leg on it and passing it off as his own.
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