Seriously, though, I don’t think that there’s anyone on the planet that wouldn’t want one of the fab five to let loose on their life to make it that little bit more fabulous.
I swear, there’s no one that the Queer-Eye guys couldn’t get to re-think their homophobic agenda, or at least get to drop their guard a little bit.
A possible finale for Season 5?
But, before that, let’s talk about Jonathan Van Ness. More specifically, let’s talk about Jonathan Van Ness’ powerful style and how he destroyed the Emmy Awards Red Carpet this weekend.
I mean, did you expect anything less?
I told you!
It’s a simple fact that everyone would let Jonathan Van Ness loose on their locks. But that’s not all that this fashionista is good for…
Which is probably half the reason that he’s such a good stylist. I know that every time I go to the hairdressers, I have a mini-panic and crumble in the adjustable chair. “I don’t know what I want!” I whisper as they look at me quizzically in the mirror. “I don’t know how I want my hair, where my parting goes, or what I want to do with my life.”
Going the hairdressers is stressful, right?
Van Ness has this ability to become anyone’s best friend within minutes of meeting them.
Which is why they make the perfect council for Queer Eye contestants.
Queer Eye is all about people letting their guard down.
Once the contestants let down their guard, the barrier that they put up to the world, they are open to the help of the Queer Eye guys.
You can’t watch an episode of Queer Eye and not learn something. Each contestant is different and each narrative goes in a different direction, and yet there is something that we can all relate to, we can all understand.
My favorite Queer Eye has to be S3, EP 3: “Jones Bar-B-Q”.”
In season 3, we were introduced to the Jones sisters, Mary and Deborah. The pair worked tirelessly for their BBQ business, “Jones Bar-B-Q” and were putting Deborah’s daughter, Izora, through college.
It was Izora who nominated the sisters to get some lessons in self-care courtesy of the Queer Eye team. Throughout the episode, we watched as the Jones’ sisters struggled to treat themselves to anything nice and to appreciate their own worth.
At the end of the episode, as a final part of their “makeover,” Mary got her teeth done. I swear it’s impossible to watch this scene and not cry.
After spending time with the sisters, resident clothes stylist, Tan, noticed that Mary covered her mouth a lot. It was only after getting her teeth fixed that Mary opened up. She explained that her teeth were smashed in a bicycle accident when she was a kid and, since then, she has always covered her mouth when she spoke.
Mary’s reaction to being able to smile with confidence was the highlight of the series.
The Queer Eye team helps people become who they’ve always wanted to be.
It’s no easy task. To help people be who’ve they’ve always wanted to be, the team must really see them. No contestant ever knows who they want to be or how they need to change their lives for the better. It’s during the week that they spend with the Fab Five that they are able to realize their own potential.
The Queer Eye guys have faced their own challenges.
What makes the show so good and relatable is that the Queer Eye boys don’t pretend to have been overnight successes. None of the guys pretend that it’s been easy for them to feel comfortable with who they are. One of the reasons that they can relate to the contestants so well is because, at times, they have been just as low.
Queer Eye also teaches the value of being good to one another. Watching how supportive the guys are with each other and how comfortable they are around each other, makes us understand think how we should treat those in our lives better. Although none of the guys are actually related or in a romantic relationship, they consider each other family.
Jonathan has stated how important the Queer Eye family has been for them.
Coming out as nonbinary and gender nonconforming only this year, Jonathan has expressed how much the love and support of his fellow Queer Eye presenters has helped him to figure out who he is.
Whilst at High School, Van Ness was the first-ever biologically male classmate to ever make the cheerleading team.
In the first episode of Season 5, we watch Jonathan and the team return to his old High School to give his former teacher, Kathi Dooley, a makeover.
At the start of the episode, Van Ness recreates one of his old routines. After which, the Queer Eye boys cheer, praising Jonathan, saying: “You’ve still got it,” leading to some group tears.
I mean, it’s impossible to watch half an hour of Queer Eye without welling up. It’s like going to therapy, every. single. time.
It’s no surprise that Queer Eye has won so many awards.
With every award comes another opportunity for us to see Jonathan Van Ness turn up to the award show in yet another killer number.
Jonathan has proved a fair few times in that past that he can pull off a little black dress.
Gender non-conforming is still relatively new in the accepted fields – the fashion of the non-binary is still to be explored, but Van Ness is quite clearly a pioneer.
In a tweet, Smith named Jonathan Van Ness in the list of “activists and leaders of the nonbinary/trans community” that helped to give the “Stay With Me” hitmaker “clarity.”
Jonathan was recently the cover of Gay Times.
Captioning images from the shoot, Van Ness put “Let us breathe!” – a powerful message for anyone in the LGBTQ+ community which often feels suffocated and unable to be their true selves.
Some of the internet’s top Jonathan Van Ness quotes”
In Season One of Queer Eye, JVN explained the goal of the show in one breath, saying: “I wanna show straight and gay men alike that self-care and grooming aren’t mutually exclusive with femininity or masculinity.”
In Season Two, JVN dished out the best supportive comments ever, just like: “You’re strong, you’re a Kelly Clarkson song, you got this.”
And, when answering live questions from fans, Van Ness doled out advice that we could all relate to like: “You need to not write checks that you cannot cash.”
I, for one, could listen to Jonathan Van Ness all day, and it seems like quite a lot of other people could, too!
I think that we’re all very fortunate that Queer Eye happened – it gave Van Ness a platform for us all to discover him on.
Jonathan Van Ness has been open about his struggles, whether that be his financial success, his issues with mental health, or his break-ups.
Jonathan entered 2019 single after breaking up with his partner, Wilco Froneman (pictured).
It seems that JVN took solace in Ariana Grande’s breakup anthem after the split. Posting on Instagram about it, he wrote: “I’ve loved and I’ve lost but that’s not what I see because look what I found ain’t no need for searching, rounding out my 2018 with a very gorg THANK U NEXT. #selflove ️”
In a bid to prevent fans from harassing his ex, Jonathan posted on Instagram, saying: “Please don’t go in on Wilco, he doesn’t need the anger & I don’t want to see him suffer so just know I’m all good & sometimes people break up — Love you all so much.”
Showing up at the Emmy’s looking like an absolute Queen, Jonathan stole the show.
Wearing an LBD with a twist, designed by Christian Siriano, Van Ness looked absolutely breathtaking.
Not that looking so good made the Queer Eye star any less humble…
Taking to Instagram after the Emmy’s, JVN thanked his co-stars for giving him the strength to be who he is. In the post, he wrote: “Their friendship & support teaches me so much.”
Tan France, one of the other Queer Eye presenters, ensured that Jonathan’s bow was perfectly straightened out on the red carpet.
Everyone needs friends like the Queer Eye guys!
One fan took to Twitter to say that the bow reminded them of the one worn by Toulouse in the classic Disney movie, The Aristocats.
Many fans took to Twitter to tell Jonathan how wonderful he looked and to thank him for the diversity that he brought to the Emmy’s.
We need more icons like Jonathan Van Ness to give people the strength and courage to be who they truly are.
Queer Eye is back in November.
If, like me, you’re so ready for your next dose of Queer Eye good vibes, then don’t worry – we’ve not got long to wait.
The Queer Eye gang will be back on our Netflix screens in November.
And they’re starting the run of “special episodes” in Japan!
If you wanted to read more about Jonathan Van Ness and learn all about his journey to becoming non-binary, then continue scrolling.