Joanna Gaines is the Kim Kardashian of HGTV

When Joanna Gaines wore a choker on Fixer Upper, I knew the transformation was complete.

You can buy a mug on Etsy for $15 imploring you, "In a world full of Kardashians, be a Joanna Gaines." But Kim and Jo's lives in Calabasas and Waco, respectively, have plenty of parallels. They've built empires.

And if you're so inclined, you can buy a similar wrap-around necklace from Magnolia Market to help you steal Jo's look.

Chip is her Kanye

Joanna studied Communications at Baylor with the dream of becoming a television newscaster. In the meantime, she worked at the family business — an auto shop — and got a taste of the spotlight starring in commercials.

Her future husband, Chip Gaines, saw her in a family photo at the business and knew she was the one.

"Her dad made the mistake of putting a pic of the family behind the counter at his shop," Chip told PopSugar. "I knew I'd marry her one day just by the picture on the wall."

Like Gaines, West pursued his relationship for some time before successfully wooing his raven-haired beauty. Chip consistently invested in unnecessary automobile maintenance hoping to make an impression and Yeezy finally got a cell phone to persuade Kim to ditch Kris Humphries. Ah, love.

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They both attended Baylor University, but the two actually didn't meet in school! 

Jo's father owned tire shop and he saw a picture of her hanging behind the store counter. He convinced himself he was gonna marry Jo even before they had actually met.

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Jo was a communications major at Baylor University and she had dreams of becoming a broadcast journalist. 

Before getting her big break on "Fixer Upper," she actually appeared in commercials for her father's tire shop. Chip eventually used the commercial in a pick-up line when they first met ... and the rest is history!

As for Chip, he had other aspirations, like being a baseball player or politician. 

If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Chip stays loyal to his favorite clothing brands. In fact, he's worn the same style of jeans and boots since they got married in 2003 -- Gap 1969 standard-fit jeans and Ariat boots.

His ladylove, on the other hand, prefers Citizen low-rise skinny jeans and Frye boots. 

As you can probably tell from all their renovations on "Fixer Upper," Jo loves to decorate with pretty blooms and greenery. Her favorite flower? Pink antique roses.
Chip and Jo's Pinterest-perfect farmhouse sits on 40 acres of land, which is just big enough for their 60 animals to roam around in.
Jo knew the value of hard work even when she was very young. Her first job? At an all-you-can-eat buffet. To this day, she says still appreciates buffet lines, but her husband has different thoughts on the matter.

The couple's first fixer-upper home? Their very own abode that they started working on soon after their honeymoon. The 1,700-square-foot Victorian home they currently live in is the ninth home they've lived in and renovated together.

The name "Magnolia," which they named all their businesses after (Magnolia Homes, Magnolia Market, Magnolia Farms) holds a special meaning. When they first started dating, Chip would bring blooms from Magnolia trees to Jo.

The Gaines family doesn't own a television! They go over to a friend's house every week to watch their own "Fixer Upper" episodes or in their hotel room during trips.

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The first time Chip declared his love for Joanna, she responded with a courteous, "thank you."

Once their respective relationships finally took off, the dynamics continued to seem fairly similar, too, with Jo and Kim being the realists in the situation.

"[Chip] thrives with risk," Joanna told PopSugar. "I learned quickly to trust Chip's instincts on the buy and to be resourceful when it came to implementing the design so that we were smart with our investments."

Chip apparently wanted to be a politician at some point, too. #Yeezy2020, anyone?

They love buying and selling homes

Kimye purchased their first home together, an $11 million mansion in Bel Air, in 2013, but opted to spend years renovating the place instead of actually living in it and eventually put it on the market for $20 million. How very Chip and Jo!

Kim and Kanye used the $20 million to purchase a different mansion closer to Kris Jenner that they promptly began renovating to suit their tastes.

The couple also owns an apartment in New York City that Kanye West purchased prior to their marriage.

They love home decor

#GQ 👅

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Here's a before and after of last night's houseboat #fixerupper ... This was a fun one!! @hgtv

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...but they're not into color

Jo and Kim have both experimented with their style a lot over the years, but settled on a color palettes consisting almost entirely of neutral tones.

A source told Life & Style of North West's bedroom, "The colors [of the nursery] are dark navies, blacks and whites. It's not girly at all."

So basically, all of Joanna Gaines' signature hues.

They've turned their families into empires

In addition to Fixer Upper, Jo will have her own design-focused spinoff soon. KUWTK spawned Kourtney & Kim Take Miami, Kourtney & Kim Take New York, Khloe and Lamar,Dash Dolls and Life of Kylie, just to name a few.

But television is only a sliver of the Gaines' empire. They also own Magnolia Real Estate and Magnolia House, a vacation home they renovated on the show that is currently booked for the rest of 2017.

In Waco, they have their own version of the Kardashians' DASH stores — The Silos. It's a one-stop destination for everything you need to be more like Joanna Gaines. There's a bakery featuring "Joanna's personal recipes." Browse The Market for Joanna-approved interior touches, apparel, and accessories from an in-house line. At Magnolia Seed Supply, you can buy everything you need to fix up your garden or fill your interiors with succulents, because that's pretty much the only form of color allowed. But you already know all of this if you watch Fixer Upper, because over the course of the series, the Gaines family has showed you just how their blood, sweat, tears, and shiplap brought everything to life. Synergy!

Joanna models Magnolia merch.

#Shiplap

Kim models Kimoji merch.

New KIMOJI Merch available for just the weekend! Go to KimKardashianWest.com or my app to get it!

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Chip and Jo ventured into publishing, too, with a book that is not quite as straightforward as Kardashian West's Selfish, but the same general idea. The Magnolia Story chronicles their lives and how Chip and Jo became people who can slap their names on just about anything to make it more valuable. If you're more of a magazine person, can they interest you in the quarterly Magnolia Journal?

Kim's detractors will certainly say that the difference between the two women is the same thing they always say about Kim — she has no talent. But isn't convincing the masses to see value in something that, at first blush, seems pretty worthless the whole point?

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Jo is always working.. #LookAtME!!
Tonight's episode is a unique one... Watch us take on a different kind of #fixerupper 9/8c @hgtv #🚣🏻🎣
"We were together. I forget the rest." - Walt Whitman & @jimmydon522 Happy Valentine's Day @joannagaines
On tonight's episode, Chip finally figures out his design style! 😉 It's a dramatic reveal you won't want to miss @hgtv 9/8c
I know it's going to be hard to sleep tonight. I won't be coming down your chimney tonight, or will I? 1 more day. #fixeruppereve is upon us.
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines attend The Build Series to discuss 'The Magnolia Story' at AOL HQ on October 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines attend The Build Series to discuss 'The Magnolia Story' at AOL HQ on October 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Joanna Gaines attends The Build Series to discuss 'The Magnolia Story' at AOL HQ on October 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/WireImage)
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You're my cup of tea @joannagaines! All new episode of #fixerupper tonight at 9/8p CT on HGTV. #season5iscoming 📷: @matsumoto818
We had so much fun. Thanks so much for everyone that came and @johnnyswim for killing it. We should do this every weekend. #nofilter #silobration
We were honored to be able to share our story with @iamsecond Be sure to go catch the video on their website!
Beautiful night at the ballpark with my family.. And big win for the Bears! Congrats @BaylorCoachRod
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines discuss their hit show 'Fixer Upper' at AOL Studios In New York on December 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brook Christopher/FilmMagic)
Y’all have heard me say it before that I’ve created a monster with this woman— I love watching Jo’s dreams come to reality and we are so excited to share this next project with you all! Hint: it's not a baby.
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: The Build Series present Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines to discuss their new book 'The Magnolia Story' at AOL HQ on October 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mireya Acierto/FilmMagic)
Last week's Bakery reveal was such a fun one! Watch an all new #fixerupper tonight at 9/8c @hgtv
So much fun this morning on the @todayshow ! Thks for watching!
Watch an all new #fixerupper tonight!! 9/8c @hgtv
THE CHEW - Chip and Joanna Gaines as well as Victoria Justice are the guests on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 on ABC's 'The Chew.' 'The Chew' airs MONDAY - FRIDAY (1-2pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Photo by Lorenzo Bevilaqua/ABC via Getty Images) JOANNA GAINES, MICHAEL SYMON, CHIP GAINES
Happpppy New Year!!! 2017!! #adultonesies @chippergaines
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 19: Joanna Gaines attends The Build Series to discuss 'The Magnolia Story' at AOL HQ on October 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/WireImage)
Tonight is an all new special episode! It's the season four Clip show- full of out takes, bloopers and behind the scenes footage. You won't want to miss! 9/8c @hgtv
Such a fun night watching the episode with our amazing staff! We love our @magnolia family!! 💚 #magnoliachristmasparty2016
When you're doing an interview with @entertainmenttonight in Central Park and you think you're lookin' cute and then you see this.... Catch it tomorrow! I promise I don't do this the whole time 🙈
After we #silobrate we must eat tortillas and queso at the local Taco C! #idrathereatthansleep
It was windy up here but loved the view of downtown Waco. You see the Silos in the background?! #magnoliasilos #ALICObuilding @chippergaines
Selfies aren't our strong suit 🙈 @chippergaines
Today we got to reveal the bakery to our four favorite people! They loved getting to be on the other side of the canvas and be surprised 😍 #fixerupper
Chip taste tested (stuffed his face) all the final flavors for the bakery today. His personal favorite, the strawberries 'n cream cupcake. 🍓 We are super close to opening the new place! #chiptested #chipapproved #fixerupper 📷: @matsumoto818
Tonight's tiny house was a huge mess. #demoday photo courtesy of @Hgtv @rachel_whyte
Chk us out tomorrow night for our first Fixer Upper clip show! Get a behind the scenes look at our favorite moments, many many outtakes and bloopers. January 1, 9/8pm CST. @hgtv 📷: @matsumoto818
Fun day of filming on the farm 📷: @constance_atton #fixerupper #seasonfour @hgtv
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines discuss their hit show 'Fixer Upper' at AOL Studios In New York on December 8, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brook Christopher/FilmMagic)
Oh me oh my. Chip getting ready to work the stage at our Magnolia employee Christmas party. #imscared
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