As the Netflix reality show returns, its whizs descend on the urban Australian city of Yass to record a mini chapter and explain the secrets of their gigantic success
Jonathan Van Ness screams- and then starts crying. The Queer Eye virtuoso is sitting in a automobile on a cattle farm in the urban Australian municipality of Yass, New South Wales. As the rends stream down his face, he begins filming himself on his phone.
” I merely 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 latest of whom is the retired Olympian figure skater.
His co-star Karamo Brown pops 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 opinions 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 exaggeration ), but also the whole cast’s feelgood earnestness, the elation 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 train expert ), Brown( 37, culture ), Antoni Porowski( 34, food ), Bobby Berk( 36, intend) 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 neighbourhood farmer, George, and a pub. The place was selected thanks to the pun: as Van Ness interprets to the taciturn George: “‘ Yas queen’ is a major slogan for the homosexuals and the brunch-going ladies “of the worlds” .”