Queer Eye For the Straight Guy was a cultural phenomenon back in the early 2000s. The popular makeover series aired for five seasons, won an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program and spawned books, a soundtrack and even a spinoff.
Now Queer Eye is coming back, this time on Netflix, with a new Fab Five who are here to “make America fabulous again.”
But what happened to the original Fab Five? Did all things, as the theme song said, “just keep getting better?” Find out for yourself below.
Kyan Douglas: GroomingJames Devaney/WireImage for Davie-Brown Entertainment
Douglas is still all about the hair. In 2016 he hosted a digital series, The American Barber, where he traveled around the country interviewing barbers about their lives. When he’s not performing makeovers on shows like The Rachael Ray Show, Douglas can be found living the country life on his property in Tennessee.Instagram/Kyan Douglas
Ted Allen: Food and wineAmy Sussman/Getty Images
Allen has been a staple on the Food Network for years. He’s hosted shows such as All-Star Academy, Best. Ever. and Chopped, which he’s been the face of since 2009. He married his partner, Barry Rice, in 2013.
Thom Filicia: Interior design
Filicia is still stylin’ it up as the founder and creative officer of his New York City-based design firm, Thom Filicia, Inc. His latest book, American Beauty: Renovating and Decorating a Beloved Retreat, was published in 2012.Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Architectural Digest
Jai Rodriguez: Pop cultureKMazur/WireImage for VH-1 Channel - New York
Rodriguez continued acting after Queer Eye. He was in Rent on Broadway and was a guest actor on TV series such as ABC’s Malibu Country and The Magicians on Syfy. He’s a staple in West Hollywood where he hosts karaoke and various other events around the L.A. gayborhood.Gabriel Olsen/WireImage
Carson Kressley: Fashion
Kressley has been seen consistently on TV since the end of Queer Eye, most recently as a contestant on the new season of Celebrity Apprentice. He made multiple appearances on The Oprah Winfrey Show, was a contestant on Dancing With the Stars and is now a regular judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Last year he released his latest book, Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big?: A Cheeky Guide to Feeling Sexier in Your Own Skin and Unleashing Your Personal Style.