The five gurus of Netflix’s ‘Queer Eye’ continue to make people’s lives better across America as they get renewed for the sixth season.
Getting renewed for its 6th season, ‘Queer Eye’ fans can’t wait for the fab-five to make America gay again. Amidst tearful reactions from the participants at the end of every episode, ‘Queer Eye’ has emerged as a bastion for positivity, self-care, and love in the American TV industry. For those who are unaware,‘Queer Eye’ is an American reality television series that features five out and proud gay men who try to bring joy to the lives of a new participant in every episode.
- Bobby and Karamo were born in Texas
- Tan had never been a part of a TV show before ‘Queer Eye’
- Antoni is currently dating Kevin Harrington
- Queer Eye renewed for season six.
The reboot of the Bravo series was first released in 2018, featuring a new group of fab-five: Antoni Porowski, food and wine expert; Tan France, fashion and style guru; Karamo Brown, culture master; Bobby Berk, design genius; and Jonathan Van Ness, grooming specialist.
These five extraordinary men attempt to redefine masculinity by letting people discover the power of grooming and self-love.
1) Antoni Porowski
The wine and food expert of ‘Queer Eye‘ was born to Polish immigrants in Montreal, Canada. Antoni never attended any culinary school; he came to New York to become an actor. Worked as a writer for some time, and became an assistant to Ted Allen.
It was Ted Allen, the wine and food expert in former ‘Queer Eye’, who recommended Antoni for the reboot of the show. His cookbook “Antoni in the Kitchen” is an international success and is as much for newbies in the kitchen as it is for experts in the culinary art.
2) Tan France
The fashion enthusiast on ‘Queer Eye’ is one of the first openly gay Muslim men to make an appearance on reality television. Raised in South Yorkshire, England, by a Muslim family, Tan told the Guardian in an interview that the word “gay” was never mentioned in his household while he was young.
Tan is a proud founder of two clothing lines: Kingdom and State and Rachel Parcell and co-hosted ‘Next in Fashion’-a Netflix fashion competition and reality show with Alexa Chung. Tan lives in Salt Lake City with his husband Rob France who have been married for 13 years.
3) Jonathan Van Ness
Fans know JVN from his popular web series ‘Gay of Thrones’, a parody of the HBO drama series ‘Game of Thrones‘. He joined the ‘Queer Eye’ club as a grooming expert and gives crucial hair and skincare tips to the show’s participants.
Jonathan came out as queer when he was in 6th grade. He was the first male cheerleader at his school and ended up bagging a cheerleading scholarship at the University of Arizona where he studied Political Science.
The owner of two hair salons hosts the podcast ‘Getting curious’ which includes conversations on subjects that stretch from Renaissance art to the future of Artificial Intelligence.
4) Bobby Berk
The interior expert of ‘Queer Eye’ moved to New York in 2003 with a suitcase and $100 in his pocket. Bobby never attended an architecture or design school and left home at the young age of 15.
Berk climbed his way up by working at Restoration Hardware, Bed, Bath and Beyond until he became Creative Director at Portico- a furnishing company.
Bobby is known for redesigning participants’ houses in ‘Queer Eye’ and has an online design store of his own. Berk currently lives in Los Angeles with his husband Dewey Do.
5) Karamo Brown
The culture expert from Houston, Texas is an experienced reality star who appeared on ‘Real World Philadelphia’ in 2005, which makes him the first openly gay black man on reality TV.
Brown is a licensed psychotherapist who is loved by viewers for giving heart-piercing pep talks to the participants.
“I have a background as a social worker. Being able to get to the emotional core is the only way to sustain change. I would have these heartfelt conversations, but [the viewer] didn’t understand that his role is to fix the inside”,
Said Brown in an interview with “Vanity Fair”. The LA-based star also runs an HIV awareness organisation called the 6in10 organisation with his friend and activist Donta Morrison.
The show in its primitive years may sound like another makeover reality show which can resolve life problems by simply giving some grooming, culinary, and décor tips. But the fab-five are a fresh of breath air who press upon the importance of self-reflection and loving yourself unconditionally. With its sixth season in line, we can’t wait to see what the fab-five have in store for us.