A FAB NEW MUST-READ

The Queer Eye guys share high­lights from Love Your­self, Love Your Life

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Bobby Berk

In their new book, the Fab Five re­flect on the im­pact the show has had since its 2018 pre­miere. “We were just car­i­ca­tures on TV,” Bobby, 37, says of the orig­i­nal Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. “Now we want peo­ple to ac­cept us for who we are — not what we are.” The book in­cludes 300 pho­tos and “hot tips,” in­clud­ing how to have a drama-free hol­i­day with the fam. The de­sign ex­pert’s sug­ges­tion? “Just avoid it!”

Karamo Brown

“There are 24 hours in a day — we can all find five min­utes to in­vest in our­selves,” the cul­ture guru says about be­ing a voice for self-love. The 38-year-old be­came the first black man to come out on a re­al­ity show (on The Real World: Philadel­phia in 2004) and feels that now he can “be a re­flec­tion for peo­ple who don’t feel seen.” He sums up the Queer

Eye le­gacy in three words: “Laugh, heal, hope.”

Jonathan Van Ness

Af­ter open­ing “this gor­geous can of Queer Eye” with the show, the groom­ing ex­pert couldn’t wait for the book, so fans could be “a gor­geous la­dy­bug on the wall” of the TV stars’ lives. The 31-year-old, who was “ex­tremely bul­lied” as a kid, shares his tips for those who are strug­gling: “I got re­ally com­fort­able in my skin by prac­tic­ing be­ing un­com­fort­able.”

Tan France

The fash­ion maven, 35, knows a thing or two about help­ing oth­ers — and learn­ing from the process him­self. “It’s in­ter­est­ing to see how the things I’ve taught peo­ple have in­flu­enced the way they see them­selves,” he says. “It re­minds me of why what I do is im­por­tant.” Also im­por­tant? Shut­ting down crit­ics: “I’d love for them to read the com­ments we get that say our show helps make peo­ple feel less in­vis­i­ble.”

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