As the Netflix reality show returns, its superstars descend on the urban Australian municipality of Yass to record a mini escapade and explain the secrets of their enormous success
Jonathan Van Ness screams- and then starts crying. The Queer Eye ace is sitting in a car on a cattle farm in the rural Australian town of Yass, New South Wales. As the rips 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 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 chafing his friend’s limb.” You stirred our baby’s dream come true !”
The resulting post, which has had almost 1m scenes at the time of writing, is solid Queer Eye content, encapsulating not only what fans of the reality show love about Van Ness( his inexhaustible folly ), but likewise the whole cast’s feelgood earnestness, the exuberance they take in each other and their eagerness to play up every charming moment and cast it straight-from-the-shoulder to social media.
Van Ness( 31, the grooming expert ), Brown( 37, culture ), Antoni Porowski( 34, food ), Bobby Berk( 36, blueprint) and Tan France( 35, mode) 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 orientation was selected thanks to the pun: as Van Ness justifies to the taciturn George: “‘ Yas queen’ is a major slogan for the homosexuals and the brunch-going ladies of the world .”