Though Nate says he's asked for more time for makeovers in the past, the speed with which he has to do them has been a great learning tool. "That pressure is what I'm used to now, and it taught me a lot to be working against those time constraints," he says.
If he has to choose, Nate says his favorite guest of all time is Braden, the 2-year-old boy he watched when he took over for a stay-at-home mom. "He was just a great kid, and it was so much fun to be with him all day," Nate says. "I've always wanted children, and I've always been really close to the kids in my family—my niece and my nephew. I love being around kids; I absolutely love it."