It's been 13 years since the first Queer Eye for the Straight Guy series (originally on Bravo) ended. While we love our current Queer Eye crew (and can't wait for Season 5 on Netflix!), we have to give credit where credit it due: The OG Fab Five who started the whole thing. Let's look into what exactly they're doing these days.
Ted Allen, who was the food and wine expert on Queer Eye, is now doing just that. He's been the host of Chopped since 2009, as well as other cookies shows like America's Best Cook (which was later renamed to All-Star Academy). He appears on The Best Thing I Ever Ate, and was also featured in episode of Amazon Prime's Modern Love in 2020.
Carson was Queer Eye's resident fashion expert, and he's been doing a lot since 2007. Carson currently serves as a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race, but he's also made countless appearances on The Wendy Williams Show, Worst Cooks in America, and I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
Jai covered all things culture in Queer Eye, and he's still doing that — on the big screen as an actor. Most recently, he's been featured in the shows Eastsiders and Dollface. In 2017 he was in episodes of Grey's Anatomy and The Magicians, and before that, he was in How I Met Your Mother, Bones, and more.
Thom Felicia, interior designer on Queer Guy and IRL (he owns his own company, Thom Felicia Inc.), teamed up with former colleague Carson and launched the show Get a Room with Carson & Thom in 2018. He's been in several Rachel Ray episodes, and has appeared on The Wendy Williams Show, On the Money, Celebrity Page, and more. He's also done interior design work for celebs like Jennifer Lopez and Tina Fey.
Grooming expert Kyan Douglas has been a bit more low-profile than his former coworkers. His most recent TV appearance was on Family Feud in 2020, but he's been in several Rachel Ray episodes over the years. In 2016, he hosted the docuseries The American Barber.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy Season 5 premieres June 5 on Netflix.