As the Netflix reality show returns, its whizs descend on the rural Australian township of Yass to record a mini escapade and explain the secrets of their immense success
Jonathan Van Ness screams- and then starts crying. The Queer Eye idol is sitting in a car on a cattle farm in the rural Australian city of Yass, New South Wales. As the weepings 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 admirers- 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 pas his head into frame:” Oh, Michelle ,” he coos, tenderly chafing his friend’s arm.” You became our baby’s dream come true !”
The resulting post, which has had almost 1m sentiments at the time of writing, is solid Queer Eye content, encapsulating not only what devotees of the reality show been fucking loving Van Ness( his inexhaustible extravagance ), but also the whole cast’s feelgood earnestness, the euphorium they take in each other and their eagerness to play up every charming moment and transport it straight-out to social media.
Van Ness( 31, the train expert ), Brown( 37, culture ), Antoni Porowski( 34, food ), Bobby Berk( 36, blueprint) and Tan France( 35, style) are in Yass to film a mini webisode to promote the second series of Queer Eye, in which they make over a local farmer, George, and a inn. The site was selected thanks to the pun: as Van Ness justifies to the taciturn George: “‘ Yas queen’ is a major motto for the gays and the brunch-going ladies of the world .”