10 years ago today, Bravo launched a phenomenon known as Queer Eye For The Straight Guy. The show tasked the Fab Five with the goal of transforming a frumpy straight guy into a cleaned-up, socially acceptable (read: girlfriend-approved) metrosexual. For five seasons Ted Allen, Kyan Douglas, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley and Jai Rodriguez provided straight men and audiences with advice on everything from food and wine to grooming and fashion. The show was a huge success for the network, help launching a new era of Bravo that eventually led to Housewives and Shahs. Sadly, the fab five is no longer together (on TV at least), they are all still best friends. Whew. But what are they up to now?
Ted Allen: Then, “Food and Wine Connoisseur”
Now, Food Network star. After leaving Bravo, Allen became the host of Chopped, a reality cooking competition series. He has also appeared on Top Chef, Next Food Network Star and Iron Chef America.
Kyan Douglas: Then, “Grooming Guru”
Now, age-defying sensei. Douglas hasn’t done too much following Queer Eye. He is currently one of the hosts of TLC’s Ten Years Younger, which transforms individuals to look more glam.
Thom Filicia: Then, “Design Doctor”
Now, design dominator. Following the success of Queer Eye, Filicia became a regular guest expert, appearing on everything from The Oprah Winfrey Show to Good Morning America. He hosted a few shows on the Style Network and is part of the HGTV family.
Carson Kressley: Then, “Fashion Savant”
Now, motivational host. Kressly landed his own show on Lifetime called How To Look Good Naked during which he helped boost women’s self esteem. He later became a fan favorite on season 13 of Dancing With The Stars and even shared the big screen with Heather Locklear.
Jai Rodriguez: “Culture Vulture”
Now, budding actor. Rodriguez said goodbye to reality TV following his stint on Queer Eye. He has since had minor roles several shows, such as How I Met Your Mother, Bones and Malibu Country.