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‘Queer Eye’ Cast

Sep 29, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Show: Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy”
Length of time in current gig: 3 months
Breakout moment: The Fab Five made the cover of Entertainment Weekly (Aug. 1) two weeks after their show debuted.
Name: Ted Allen
Place of birth: Chicago
Previous credits: Contributing editor to Esquire magazine, where he is co-author of the “Things a Man Should Know” advice column and four related books.
Who knew? The dine-and-wine expert once wore a brown polyester uniform and worked a deep-fryer in a cheap restaurant in Indiana.
Name: Kyan Douglas
Place of birth: Miami
Previous credits: Colorist for TLC’s “What Not to Wear” and “While You Were Out”
Who knew? Used to give tot-size grooming makeovers as a colorist for Child Magazine.
Name: Thom Filicia
Place of birth: Syracuse, N.Y.
Previous credits: Founded his own interior design company and was named one of House Beautiful’s Top 100 American Designers.
Who knew? Was discovered by a talent manager while they were stuck in an elevator.
Name: Carson Kressley
Place of birth: Allentown, Pa.
Previous credits: Independent stylist, often worked with Polo Ralph Lauren
Who knew? Is a onetime Olympic equestrian
Name: Jai Rodriguez
Place of birth: Brentwood, N.Y.
Previous credits: Angel in Broadway production of “Rent”
Who knew? Has his own dance single, “Love is Good”