As the Netflix reality show returns, its stellars descend on the urban Australian township of Yass to record a mini escapade and explain the secrets of their huge success
Jonathan Van Ness screams- and then starts crying. The Queer Eye sun is sitting in a auto on a cattle farm in the rural Australian town of Yass, New South Wales. As the tears stream down his face, he begins filming himself on his phone.
” I exactly found out Michelle Kwan followed me on Instagram and lost my mind ,” he tells his adherents- 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 dads his head into frame:” Oh, Michelle ,” he coos, tenderly rubbing his friend’s arm.” You reached our baby’s dream is true !”
The resulting post, which has had almost 1m looks at the time of writing, is solid Queer Eye content, encapsulating not only what love of the reality show been fucking loving Van Ness( his inexhaustible folly ), but also the whole cast’s feelgood earnestness, the joy 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 train expert ), Brown( 37, culture ), Antoni Porowski( 34, meat ), Bobby Berk( 36, intend) and Tan France( 35, fashion) 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 tavern. The location was selected thanks to the pun: as Van Ness illustrates to the taciturn George: “‘ Yas queen’ is a major motto for the homosexuals and the brunch-going ladies of the world .”