|NEW YORK -- (PRNewswire) Della Williams from Mesa, AZ has been named the winner of a new Martha Stewart-created KB Home, courtesy of The Martha Stewart Show distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. On a recent edition of the "how-to" series, Ms. Stewart declared Della Williams the winner of Martha's Ultimate KB Home Giveaway. The online interactive watch-and-win sweepstakes, which launched September 12, was a whopping success with nearly 24 million entries logged through the October 6 deadline.
During the month-long event, viewers were asked to tune in to the daytime show to obtain Martha's daily clue, which was needed to find the KB Home Key hidden in a photo-realistic room located on marthastewart.com and on the show's affiliate websites.
Della Williams will get to choose her personal dream home, valued at up to $400,000, from one of two Martha Stewart KB Home communities in Cary, North Carolina (outside of Raleigh) and Fairburn, Georgia (outside of Atlanta). These communities are the fruit of a collaboration between Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and KB Home to develop neighborhoods with houses inspired by Martha Stewart's own homes in New York, Connecticut and Maine; Martha worked closely with architects and builders on the various models and designs.
Special show correspondent, Queer Eye's Carson Kressley, was on hand with the three finalists at the KB Home Hampton Oaks: Created with Martha Stewart community in Fairburn to officiate a series of challenges that determined which of the randomly chosen finalists would win the house. In the first round of challenges, the three contestants faced off in a banana peeling contest. The remaining two contestants moved on to the final challenge where they were given the same exact groceries which needed to be unpacked in the fastest time.
Kristen Imboden from Olathe, KS was first to be eliminated but as second runner-up, she took home a Toshiba 47 Inch High-Definition Flat Panel Television valued at $4,000. Linda Saenz from Orange, CA lost out on the house but won a seven night cruise aboard Royal Caribbean's new luxury liner 'Liberty of the Seas' courtesy of Expedia.
In addition to the home giveaway, The Martha Stewart Show also awarded three viewers over the past month with a brand new 2007 Chevrolet Suburban valued at $51,000. Viewers were randomly selected to participate in special challenges for a chance to win one of the cars.