Remember OG 'Queer Eye' Star Carson Kressley? He's Had a Fabulous Career Makeover

Rebecca Macatee - Author

Jul. 19 2019, Updated 11:45 a.m. ET

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If you're binge-watching Queer Eye Season 4 on Netflix, you'll be spending a lot of time with the Fab Five. These boys are fantastic, but they haven't forgotten about the O.G. Queer Eye stars who laid the groundwork for them! 

Carson Kressley, the breakout star of the original cast, has been incredibly supportive of Queer Eye's new fashion guru, Tan France. Carson's also been incredibly busy over the past decade expanding his empire. Here's what you need to know.

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So what happened to Carson from 'Queer Eye'? He's still involved in fashion.

It shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that this stylish star remains a key player in the fashion scene. Since Queer Eye for the Straight Guy went off the air in 2007, Carson's provided regular fashion commentary on Good Morning America, LIVE With Kelly and Ryan, The Wendy Williams Show, E!, and Bravo.

He launched his own line of women's clothing for Shop NBC in 2012. The collection, called "Love, Carson," features women's sportswear and accessories at an affordable price point. 

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He's also gotten into acting.

After the success of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Carson made his scripted acting debut in The Perfect Man opposite Heather Locklear and Hilary Duff. He's also had roles in 16 to Life, Sordid Lives: The Series, The Year Without a Santa Claus, and It's Christmas, Carol!

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And he's expanded his empire like a boss. 

Carson has written multiple books, including a 2016 best-seller with Rian Smith called Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big?: A Cheeky Guide to Feeling Sexier in Your Own Skin and Unleashing Your Personal Style.

He's an ordained minster of the Universal Life Church, and he owns and exhibits several American saddlebred horses. 

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He hasn't ditched his reality TV roots, though. 

Carson has competed on Dancing With the Stars, The New Celebrity Apprentice, Worst Cooks in America, the Australian version of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here, and even Celebrity Family Feud. 

He's been a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race since 2015, and in 2018, Carson partnered with fellow O.G. Queer Eye alum Thom Filicia to launch Get a Room, a home design show on Bravo.

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His hard work has seriously paid off.

According to The Richest, this multi-hyphenate star has an estimated net worth of $7 million. With all his success, Carson makes it a priority to give back, and he's worked with organizations like The Trevor Project, GLAAD, and American Humane Association. 

He's also on the board of directors at True Colors United, a nonprofit dedicated to finding innovative solutions to youth homelessness that focus on the unique experiences of LGBTQ young people.

What about his personal life?

Carson is actually fairly private when it comes to his personal life. He's refuted rumors that he and Thom were once an item, but the Get a Room stars are great wingmen for each other. 

"We're pretty good [at] finding dates for one another," Carson told Bravo

That's what fab friends are for!

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