Over the course of 6 seasons (and 2 specials), Queer Eye has brought you 57 inspiring heroes, tear-jerking moments, and amazing makeovers. But do you ever wonder what happens when the cameras stop rolling and the heroes return to their real lives? Today, you’re about to find out, as we answer the question – where are they now?
Netflix recently caught up with all the heroes and got the scoop on what’s changed since they appeared on the show. So keep scrolling to see what your favorites have been up to – and relive their incredible makeovers.
Missed one of our reveals? Check out QE makeovers from Seasons 3, 4, 5, and 6 HERE.
Jody | Season 3
Since the show, Jody has kept in touch with the Fab 5 and her fellow heroes. She’s kept up a more feminine wardrobe (for special events), has maintained her more cool-toned hair color, and her youngest daughter got married.
SEE JODY’S MAKEOVER
Rob | Season 3
When we met Rob, he had lost his wife to breast cancer and was struggling to raise his two children on his own. Now he seems to be doing better — posting pictures of his sons, attending concerts, and playing guitar (saying the family band is “still a work in progress”).
SEE ROB’S MAKEOVER
Jess | Season 3
Jess is now a model and activist with over 100,000 followers on Instagram. She has a girlfriend of over two years and even received the funds she needs to pay back her student loans from Queer Eye fans around the world. She’s now re-enrolled in school and has a year left to complete her degree in computer science. Since the show, Jess has also maintained regular contact with her sister and niece — they speak almost daily and even do regular sister trips. Now, she and Emma live in Philadelphia with a dog, a cat, and many plants.
SEE JESS’ MAKEOVER
Robert | Season 3
Robert has continued being a devoted husband and father. He’s also been maintaining his Queer Eye shave and meeting up with previous contestants for meals.
SEE ROBERT’S MAKEOVER
Wesley | Season 4
Wesley and his organization, Disabled But Not Really, have continued to thrive post-Queer Eye. In March 2021, Wesley was recognized as a CNN Hero, and the organization recently won $1 million on Good Morning America. He also recently modeled in NYFW (NBD).
SEE WESLEY’S MAKEOVER
Matt | Season 4
Though Matt isn’t very active on social media, it seems as though he’s doing well, maintaining both his Van Ness haircut and his farm, the Red Barn Ranch.
SEE MATT’S MAKEOVER
Kathi | Season 4
Good news: Kathi has not grown out her mullet again. Instead, she’s been continuing her work at Quincy Senior High and starring in the Queer Eye Lego collab (she’s given two mini-figures — a before and after). Jonathan has also flown back out to Quincy multiple times to cut her hair.
SEE KATHI’S MAKEOVER
Wanda | Season 4
Wanda has maintained the beautiful home that Bobby designed and has remained committed to her health. When she’s not running the Pythons Drill Team with Joe (one of her nominators), she’s getting ready to welcome her new granddaughter.
SEE WANDA’S MAKEOVER
Deanna | Season 4
Deanna had a lot on her plate when the Fab 5 found her, and she’s still going strong. In addition to the Latino Arts Foundation, she creates earrings under the name Midwest Chicana Brand and has started a podcast.
SEE DEANNA’S MAKEOVER
Kevin | Season 5
Due to complications from diabetes, Kevin had to have his right leg amputated from the knee down shortly after his episode aired. But Queer Eye fans around the world chipped in to help with his hospital bills, raising nearly $16,000 by June 2020.
SEE KEVIN’S MAKEOVER
Tyreek | Season 5
Though Tyreek no longer works at Mighty Writers, the youth-literacy organization where we first met him, he’s still involved with helping others in his community. He remains the Director of Development of the Block Gives Back, a nonprofit that organizes free meals, provides school supplies to kids, and organizes anti-violence campaigns, and he may even run for local office one day.
SEE TYREEK’S MAKEOVER
Noah | Season 5
Noah the gay pastor struggling with his identity at the beginning of Season 5, has implemented much of the Fab 5’s teachings. He’s found a deeper community in his church, preaching online and working on renovations to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Atonement.
SEE NOAH’S MAKEOVER
Rahanna | Season 5
Stylish Pooch, Rahanna’s dog grooming and coloring business, has been so popular since appearing on Queer Eye that she’s added a pup hotel and salon in addition to her mobile grooming service. Despite hiring a team of groomers to help out with appointments, Stylish Pooch has recently been fully booked.
SEE RAHANNA’S MAKEOVER
Jennifer | Season 5
Unfortunately, hard-working wife and mom Jennifer was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. Jennifer, her husband John, and their “cheerleaders,” daughters Dana, Rachel, and Ashley, have vowed to fight it together. Sweeney credits the Fab 5 with teaching her that it’s okay to ask for help when you need it, and she has relied on the support of her friends and community during her recovery. She says the Fab 5 taught her the most about self-care — and gave her routines she’s been able to maintain.
SEE JENNIFER’S MAKEOVER
Marcos | Season 5
Marcos’ restaurant, Alma del Mar, which Berk renovated, has opened. It’s currently serving up Mexican American–inspired breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the restaurant has recently partnered with Independence Blue Cross to share the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
SEE MARCOS’ MAKEOVER
Abby | Season 5
Abby is still hard at work with the Sunrise Movement. Since the show, she’s moved out of the organization’s housing and is now living in an apartment with fellow activists. According to an interview with Grid after her episode, she’s also implemented a lot of the Fab 5’s advice, like putting a hard day off on her calendar and using Jonathan’s skincare regimen.
SEE ABBY’S MAKEOVER
Ryan | Season 5
Ryan is still DJing down the shore. Sadly, he recently moved out of his Queer Eye house but promised he’ll take the lessons Berk taught him to his next place.
SEE RYAN’S MAKEOVER
Lily | Season 5
Since Season 5 filming wrapped in 2019, Lily Lily has had another child, a daughter named Scarlett. She’s also still been rocking Queer Eye fashion tricks and got to spend some well-deserved downtime with her family during quarantine. Unfortunately, her father passed away in June after a two-year battle with cancer.
SEE LILY’S MAKEOVER
Nate | Season 5
Nate and ex-girlfriend Kristin (with whom he appeared to rekindle things at the end of his episode) are not together — in fact, he says she’s engaged to someone else. But Bodyrock Bootcamp has been thriving, teaching virtual and outdoor exercise classes during the pandemic and setting up in-person community workouts. Nate also recently got a dog named Dutchie.
SEE NATE’S MAKEOVER
Angel | Season 6
After an emotional reunion with her father on the show, Angel is doing well — she just spent her first Thanksgiving with him since her transition began. Her dad is continuing to educate himself and be accepting of Angel. She’s still with girlfriend Katia Pineda, competing in powerlifting competitions and diligently taking France’s fashion advice.
SEE ANGEL’S MAKEOVER
Josh | Season 6
Josh’s cattle ranching business is on the up and up. He’s currently working on a top-secret expansion plan, and 2022 is set to be his biggest year ever. In other news, his love life has taken a tremendous turn. Josh is head-over-heels in love and newly engaged to a woman who also works in the cattle industry. The Fab 5 taught him that people’s needs are more important than cows, and he wakes up each day with that at the top of his mind.
SEE JOSH’S MAKEOVER
Navarro High | Season 6
The Navarro Early College High School kids are going places:
- Bryan took a semester off to start a moving and delivery company with his father.
- Emi is studying animation at Sam Houston State University, while also working as part of the Spanish music station on-campus.
- Arely took a semester off to work, focus on herself, and write.
- Diego is studying African and African Diaspora Studies and investigating undergrad research at UT Austin.
- Mari is focusing on her self-growth. She just bought a camera and is investing in her dream to be a photographer and music video director.
- Emilio is pursuing his studies in nursing at St. Edward’s — though he hasn’t let that stop him from exploring new food spots around campus.
- Ali changed her major from Journalism to pre-veterinary medicine at LSU. Now, she splits her time between her studies and coming home to spend time with family and friends.
And Miss Tara? She’s still teaching at Navarro Early College High School, and recently she even guessed Bobby’s identity on The Masked Singer.
SEE NAVARRO HIGH’S MAKEOVER
Todd | Season 6
All is well at Plooky’s Cajun Boiling Pot — customers love the renovation and Jodie’s new gumbo is so popular, they often sell out! Todd also hired someone to help build the restaurant’s social media, so give them a follow, won’t you?
SEE TODD’S MAKEOVER
Jereka | Season 6
Jereka has still been working hard at the Central Texas Allied Health Institute, which has been putting on vaccination drives and resource fairs. She’s also gotten into local public speaking events, showing her support for healthcare policy.
SEE JEREKA’S MAKEOVER
Jamie | Season 6
Jamie’s Safe in Austin nonprofit has been continuing its work rescuing animals with its new barn. According to the ranch, the barn is home to events like Pancakes and Piggies and meet-and-greets with local schools. It doesn’t look as if she’s slowing down, but did we really expect her to?
SEE JAMIE’S MAKEOVER
Chris | Season 6
When we met Chris, he wasn’t taking care of himself and was instead focusing all his energy on his nonprofit. Now he’s wearing some of the bold shirts France picked out for him, maintaining Van Ness’ haircut and still helping build up the Esperanza Community.
SEE CHRIS’ MAKEOVER
Sarah | Season 6
Lim has taken the Fab 5’s advice to make OMG Squee, her Asian American bakery, the best it can be. She’s cut down the bakery’s hours “to make life a little easier on ourselves” and has put up flyers looking for more staff. The bakery isn’t shipping nationwide yet, but we can’t wait to get our hands on those donuts very, very soon.
SEE SARAH’S MAKEOVER
Reggie | Season 6
Thanks to the Fab 5’s help, BlackLight has gotten back into rapping again, performing twice since their visit. Other than that, he’s been focused on being a dad, teaching his son how to change brake pads, and taking care of newborn Stokely.
SEE REGGIE’S MAKEOVER
Wow – thank you so much for posting this incredible update! So proud of the people you’ve helped and I really enjoy seeing QE’s magic working long after the episodes have aired. You are all such angels. xoxo
We’re so proud of all our heroes – It’s incredible to see them continue to grow after the show. Thanks so much for reading! xx -B
Absolutely love the show and what you do for people. It is so uplifting. Fan of the FAB five forever.
I just love what you guys do… just watching each episode makes me feel like a better person. I always take away something that I can implement in my own life. Thank you for just being you! Love to you all from my whole family!
Thank you so much, Sara. That means a lot! xx -B
I love that I got to catch up with the makeovers! I binged all the episodes, all the seasons in January. I love all the Fab 5 & would love to hangout with all of you!! You all do amazing work & I have learned so much from all of you!! Love you guys!!
Thanks so much for your support of our show. I can’t believe it’s already been 6 years! xx -B
I love that you love, encourage, empower and love those heroes you assist. You should all be proud of what you have accomplished and will accomplish in the future. May you all be blessed for this and know that there are those out here who accept you for everything you are and will continue to be.
The greatest gift in a human life is what you do for others.
Thank you so much for your kind words – Sending you lots of love! xx -B
Love, love, love the Fab 5 and all QE episodes. The empathy, kindness, and practical advice that you give to people is such a joy! Every episode makes me laugh out loud and cry happy tears. Thank you all for being so inspirational.
Thanks so much for commenting! We love you right back. xx -B
My dream would me to meet the 5 guys ❤🙏
I absolutely love Queer Eye!! I love each of you and your special talents. But what I love the most is how much of yourselves you share. I cry every episode. I told my daughter’s the next Kansas City Pride weekend, I’m going in a t-shirt that says “Free Mom Hugs”. I’ve learned so much. Hugs to you all!! And thank you!
I love that idea! Sending you so much love – Stay safe and inspired. xx -B
I binged all the QE episodes in January. The joy and inspiration it brought me to see this wonderful group bring kindness, light, education, love and their full selves in support of others (many of whom would likely never meet and interact with these angels) was inspiring, amazing and gave me hope. It is a lovely show with a great vibe. As a Mom, I gotta say, I bet their Mom’s are so proud! Thanks to The Fab 5 & congratulations and continued good wishes to all the past guests.
Thx Bobbie for thuis. Love to Read IT. Lots of love from Amsterdam
This show makes my heart happy. I binge it every time a new season rolls out. It’s a light in today’s scary world and I love all of you for it. Each one of you brings something special to the table. Bobby I would love to sit down with you and talk design, Jonathan I would love for you to talk some sense into me about skin care and hair care, Tan, Ha I am a mom that likes capri’s…. lol. Antoni, your cooking inspires me and Karamo, I think you could teach me a thing or two about self worth. 🙂 You are all unique and lovely people and the world is a better place with you in it. Hugs.
I loved reading the updates. You didn’t say whether or not Josh is washing his hair on a regular basis??? Who can forget that tv moment?
My friends and I arrange a viewing party with a signature cocktail for each release of a new Queer Eye season. We laugh; we cry; we toast. Thank you for bringing your energy and joy! And, any time you want to make over a tired townhouse in Minneapolis, come on over darling!
I really hope he is! Love the idea of a viewing party. xx -B
Words can’t express how much I love you all. I’ve been a fan since the beginning. I love, love, love how you support so many people to become the best of themselves. It’s heartwarming and lovely. You know how you hear some reality shows fake parts of the redos on houses, maybe with shabby results? I’ve never felt that about this show. It feels authentic, full of empathy and knowledge. Thank you for doing what you do. It’s empowering even for those of us who watch what’s happening to these heroes.
Thank you so very much. We all try our best to give the heroes all the tools they need to really make their lives (and homes) better. xx -B
Thank you for the update. For me it’s like watching a seed that has been planted and now watch him grow. It’s is more inspiring and gives glimpse of hope to all of us in the queer eye community fans, and I’m an orthodox straight woman. So, Kodus.
Love, love, love the five of you and your beautiful souls! Each of you are an inspiration and exude kindness in a world where it is desperately needed. May you all continue to be successful in your collective journey. Thank you for bringing us what feels like a welcoming embrace and love each season.
I really appreciate that Monica! Love to you! xx -B
Oh I LOVE all of this info is all together. I think I will peruse this quite a bit over the weekend. Thank you, Bobby. Though I love each and every single one of you Fab 5 you are by far my very favorite.
I love your style, your kindness and this website. TY for all the “shop the style here” link ups – helps so much. ♥
Thank you so much for your kind words!! Sending you so much love back. xx -B
Everytime I feel, well not-my-usual-positive self, I put on QE. It’s the panacea the world needs. Knowing that your heroes are still thriving, fills my heart with joy.
If ever I can give back to you, or a hero, just ask. You have given me so much more than I can articulate (here).
Thanks so much for reading – Your love and support for the show means more to us and the heroes!! Hope you are staying safe and inspired xx -B
Truly are FAB FAB FABulous Five. Never enough thanks to you, the boys and your whole team for uplifting your heroes and your audience to levels unreached in the past. Magic and miracles to heal and uplift the heart…how do you all do it? However you do, keep it up and happiness, peace, blessings and love be with you and your family always for the amazing Godly work you all do!!!!
Thank you, Kamini. I appreciate those kind words. xx -B
The only good thing about being sick this past week has been finally catching up on all the season 6 episodes. These are some of my fave heroes yet. Obsessed with Angel and dying to know how it was bts with Josh and his co workers. I have a nominee here in Oregon if y’all ever come out to the PNW!
Hope you feel better love! Thanks so much for reading and we would absolutely love to head to Oregon in the future. Stay safe and inspired. xx -B