Robert Matthew Van Winkle, known by his stage name of Vanilla Ice, is an American rapper, actor, and television host. Ice is the host of a reality television series called The Vanilla Ice Project. This show premiered on DIY Network on October 14, 2010. The first season is focused on renovating a house in Palm Beach, Florida. Each episode is dedicated to a different room in the house. The Vanilla Ice Project has been renewed for a sixth season and is currently one of the highest rated shows on the DIY network.