Martin’s Griffin), a casual, brazenly fun guide to personal makeovers that includes such chapters as “Five Upgrades that Make Everyone Look Amazeballs” and “The Ten-Step Closet Enema.” Over the course of a wide-ranging, hour-long phone call, Kressley reveals he’s being wardrobe fitted for a new show he can’t yet discuss because “it hasn’t been announced,” and you can hear the authority in his voice when he suddenly instructs a tailor to “nip it in a little bit here.” The conversation eventually broaches the topic of Melania Trump.“I don’t really want to criticize her in any way because I feel like she’s an innocent bystander,” Kressley says.
About a year later, NBC purchased Bravo and loved the show and wanted to make it the cornerstone of the network. When the guys who created the show were naming it, they were very adamant to keep the word “queer” in there.
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word.” He then adds, with a gracious touch of reassurance: “Your gay brothers will help you, don’t worry.” None of this should come as a surprise.
” I sent them a headshot and a resume — and by headshot, it was just a photo that I had from a Ralph Lauren shoot of me and some guys with a Siberian Husky. MW: KRESSLEY: It was not even a dream come true because I never dreamt it. I remember being a young gay kid in my hometown and going to the mall and other kids saying, “Eww, there’s that queer guy” with a tone of disdain. We were just five gay guys who happen to be experts in food and fashion and home design. But I think overall, the gay community is a little bit more forward-thinking and more progressive. We’re usually ahead of the curve when it comes to fashion and design trends.
They called and said, “Come on down for a meeting.” I did, and I got the show. We had made a pilot in 2002 and I took off some time from work. Then I remember coming back to my hometown after KRESSLEY: Best memory? We were just really being ourselves and sharing our best advice — and also our best wishes for these straight guys who we truly wanted to help get the look, or get the job, or get the girl. It’s a stereotype, but I’ll take it because it means we have great taste and I think that’s a compliment.