Netflix's "Queer Eye" reboot might be all the rage right now, but 15 years ago, the original "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" (later known as "Queer Eye") was making waves. In celebration of the OG show's 15th anniversary on July 15, 2018, Wonderwall.com is checking up on the old Bravo cast. Keep reading to find out what Thom Filicia, Ted Allen, Carson Kressley, Kyan Douglas and Jai Rodriguez are doing today!
Carson Kressley served as the "Fashion Savant," an expert on clothing, fashion and personal styling, on Bravo's "Queer Eye."
Today, Carson Kressley is still a fabulous and accomplished TV personality. After wrapping up "Queer Eye," the fashion expert served as a motivational host for "How to Look Good Naked" on Lifetime. Carson went on to host "Carson Nation" on OWN and competed on "Dancing With the Stars," "The New Celebrity Apprentice," "I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!," "Worst Cooks in America" and "The Chase." Fans can now catch him as a regular judge on "RuPaul's Drag Race" and will soon be able to see him alongside former "Queer Eye" co-star Thom Filicia on an upcoming Bravo series with the working title "Thom and Carson Project." Carson is currently single but in 2016 revealed he briefly dated retired Atlanta Falcons defensive lineman Esera Tuaolo, who's now a friend.
Ted Allen served as the "Food and Wine Connoisseur," an expert on alcohol, beverages, food preparation and presentation, on Bravo's "Queer Eye."
Fifteen years later, Ted Allen is still sharing his expert knowledge on food and wine. Ted's been the host of the Food Network series "Chopped" since its launch in 2009, as well as "Chopped Junior," which began in 2015. Ted has also hosted several other shows on the Food Network including "All-Star Academy," "Best. Ever.," "The Best Thing I Ever Ate," "Dear Food Network," "The Next Food Network Star" and "Iron Chef America." Ted is the author of two cookbooks and is a James Beard Award winner. The Ohio native has been married to longtime partner Barry Rice since 2013.
Kyan Douglas served as the "Grooming Guru," an expert on hair, grooming, personal hygiene and makeup, on Bravo's "Queer Eye."
Immediately after finishing "Queer Eye," Kyan Douglas took some personal time for himself and traveled the world. "I think that I was looking for fame to validate myself and what I learned from 'Queer Eye' is no amount of fame or money was going to sort of fill a part of me that was empty or missing. And so after the show I just went on a quest," Kyan told "Oprah: Where Are They Now." "I studied yoga, I traveled to Egypt and to India and South America and moved to Mexico — I mean, I studied with the shamans, I did it all." He then returned to the U.S. to host TLC's "Ten Years Younger" in 2009 and now appears as a style expert on "The Rachael Ray Show." In 2010, he was briefly romantically linked to pop star Lance Bass.
Thom Filicia served as the "Design Doctor," an expert on interior design and home organization, on Bravo's "Queer Eye."
Thom Filicia is still a celebrated interior designer today. The New Yorker is currently the chief creative officer of design firm Thom Filicia Inc., which he founded in 1998. Thom has designed projects across the world, including the VIP Suite for the USA Pavilion at the World's Fair in Aichi, Japan, an eco-friendly apartment for Manhattan's first premium "green" luxury condominium tower — which Interior Design magazine awarded its "Best Eco-Residential Design Interior" prize — and a holiday decoration installation with American Christmas for Radio City Music Hall. He's also authored two books, "Thom Filicia Style" and "American Beauty: Renovating & Decorating a Beloved Retreat," and has his own product line, the Thom Filicia Home Collection, in addition to a roster of celebrity clients that includes Tina Fey, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony. Next up, fans can see Thom — who's been with partner Greg Calejo, a marketing executive, since his "Queer Eye" days — alongside his former co-star Carson Kressley on an upcoming Bravo series tentatively titled "Thom and Carson Project."
Jai Rodriguez served as the "Culture Vulture," an expert on popular culture, relationships and social interaction, on Bravo's "Queer Eye."
Jai Rodriguez transitioned from being a culture expert to an actor and musician after "Queer Eye" wrapped. He's appeared on "Malibu Country," "Nip/Tuck," "Detroit 1-8-7," "How I Met Your Mother," "Bones," "Grey's Anatomy," "Grace and Frankie" and "Kingdom." Fans can currently catch him on the YouTube series "The Horizon," which is the most watched LGBTQI web series in the world.