FAB FIVE BACK FOR MORE

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Front Page -

GET yo’ pom poms out, people – the Fab Five are back for a new sea­son where they sprin­kle their magic fairy dust over some wor­thy people and com­mu­ni­ties. The magic is also work­ing for the bank balances of the Queer Eye guys, who all re­ceived mega pay rises for these new episodes. Band­ing to­gether to ne­go­ti­ate their deals in sea­sons one and two, they were re­port­edly low-balled by pro­duc­ers and earned just $7500 per episode (or $120,000 a sea­son). For all the joy they’ve given fans, that’s a ridicu­lously small price to pay and so like other en­sem­bles, they went back to the ne­go­ti­at­ing ta­ble and made sure they got more sugar in the pot. The suc­cess of the show has given them a plat­form for other ventures beyond TV, mak­ing them all mil­lion­aires in the process. Grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, food and wine spe­cial­ist An­toni Porowski and in­te­rior de­signer Bobby Berk all ap­par­ently pulled in $2 mil­lion each last fi­nan­cial year, while cul­ture ex­pert Karamo Brown and fash­ion de­signer Tan France edged closer to $3m. Re­ally nice work if you can get it. In sea­son four, Jonathan (pic­tured) re­turns to his high school to re­ward a ded­i­cated teacher who guided him through some rough years and his com­ing out. It’s beau­ti­ful TV.

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