As the Netflix reality show returns, its wizards descend on the rural Australian township of Yass to record a mini episode and explain the secrets of their enormous success
Jonathan Van Ness shrieks- and then starts crying. The Queer Eye star is sitting in a vehicle on a cattle farm in the urban Australian city of Yass, New South Wales. As the snaps 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 followers- close to a million of them on the social network, the latest of whom is the retired Olympian figure skater.
His co-star Karamo Brown pas his head into frame:” Oh, Michelle ,” he coos, tenderly chafing his friend’s limb.” You obliged our baby’s nightmare is true !”
The resulting post, which has had almost 1m opinions at the time of preparation of, is solid Queer Eye content, encapsulating not only what followers of the reality show love about Van Ness( his inexhaustible extravagance ), but also the whole cast’s feelgood earnestness, the delight they take in each other and their eagerness to play up every charming moment and transport it straight to social media.
Van Ness( 31, the train expert ), Brown( 37, culture ), Antoni Porowski( 34, meat ), Bobby Berk( 36, motif) and Tan France( 35, fad) 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 place was selected thanks to the pun: as Van Ness illustrates to the taciturn George: “‘ Yas queen’ is a major slogan for the lesbians and the brunch-going ladies of the world .”