Netflix to bring back the Emmy-winning reality show Queer Eye for the Straight Guy premieres this winter, and the streaming service has finally revealed the identities of the five men leading the makeovers:
Antoni Porowski (Food & Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design), Karamo Brown (Culture), Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming) and Tan France (Fashion).
Unlike the original, New York City-based series — which ran for 5 seasons from 2003-07 and made Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez household names — this Queer Eye offers a physical and mental renovation to people down south in Atlanta, Georgia.
“Our new Fab Five will forge relationships with men and women from a wide array of backgrounds and beliefs often contrary to their own, they will be touching on everything from LGBTQ rights and social commentary to how to make the best farm-to-table guacamole and more!” according to Netflix.
During the original stars’ 10-year anniversary reunion with Bravo’s Andy Cohen, Kressley, 48, and Allen, 52, revealed that getting cast prompted them to come out as gay to their families.
“It was for me … really ironic that it took something like a makeover show for me to actually be honest and empowered, to get over that fear that your family is not going to love you for who you are,” Kressley said.