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.
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”).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.