As the Netflix reality show returns, its hotshots descend on the urban Australian township of Yass to record a mini chapter and explain the secrets of their huge success
Jonathan Van Ness screams- and then starts crying. The Queer Eye hotshot is sitting in a vehicle on a cattle farm in the rural Australian municipality of Yass, New South Wales. As the tears stream down his face, he begins filming himself on his phone.
” I only found out Michelle Kwan followed me on Instagram and lost my mind ,” he tells his partisans- close to a million of them on the social network, the most recent of whom is the retired Olympian figure skater.
His co-star Karamo Brown pops his head into chassis:” Oh, Michelle ,” he coos, tenderly scratching his friend’s arm.” You moved our baby’s dream come true !”
The resulting post, which has had almost 1m looks at the time of writing, is solid Queer Eye content, encapsulating not only what fans of the reality show been fucking loving Van Ness( his inexhaustible folly ), but too the whole cast’s feelgood earnestness, the joyfulnes they take in each other and their eagerness to play up every charming moment and communicate it straight-shooting to social media.
Van Ness( 31, the grooming expert ), Brown( 37, culture ), Antoni Porowski( 34, food ), Bobby Berk( 36, pattern) and Tan France( 35, pattern) are in Yass to film a mini webisode to promote the second series of Queer Eye, in which they make over a neighbourhood farmer, George, and a saloon. The site was selected thanks to the pun: as Van Ness interprets to the taciturn George: “‘ Yas queen’ is a major motto for the homosexuals and the brunch-going ladies “of the worlds” .”