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Who Is Tan France From Queer Eye?

12 Things to Know About Tan France, Your Fashion-Forward Crush From Queer Eye

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  Tan France attends Netflix's Queer Eye premiere screening and after party on February 7, 2018 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Netflix)

The Queer Eye reboot on Netflix is stealing hearts left and right, and the Fab Five is quite possibly the most lovable group on TV right now. We could never choose a favorite cast member, but Tan France, wardrobe extraordinaire, is one of the reasons we love the series so much! Not only does the fashion guru give useful, genuine advice that contributes to each man's transformation — including the internet's beloved Tom — but he's also a total sweetheart with an amazing on-camera presence. Believe it or not, he wasn't always comfortable being onscreen, let alone cohosting a show. Get to know a little bit more about the most stylish Queer Eye team player.

  1. He's from Doncaster, England.
  2. Tan is a fashion designer and studied fashion at Doncaster College.
  3. He's married to Rob France, a pediatric nurse and talented illustrator.
  4. Aside from working in Georgia where Queer Eye's first season is based, Tan lives and works in Salt Lake City, New York City, and Los Angeles.
  5. In 2011, he founded women's fashion line Kingdom and State, which has swimwear, dresses, skirts, tops, and layering basics.
  1. He didn't always dress so well. "My boyfriend dumped me because I let myself go," Tan told Time.
  2. Tan gets a lot of questions about his accent, and he says it's a "split between London, Yorkshire, and Manchester."
  3. He auditioned for Queer Eye knowing that he "really wanted to make some gay friends," but he wasn't as comfortable on camera as you might think. "I wasn't really feeling a TV show; I didn't want to be famous!" he told W magazine. He added, "I haven't seen it since it dropped on Netflix just because I find it very uncomfortable watching myself on the show!"
  4. Tan doesn't color his hair — it's naturally that flawless. OK, he does blow-dry it every day to give it the height.
  5. He's a total pro at posing for street-style photos that show off his fashionable outfits. His Instagram is proof.
  6. Like many people, Tan is a fan of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, home of the Cruffin!
  7. Tan hopes there will be a second season of Queer Eye with more of a variety of clients. "I would love to see a woman or a trans person or somebody who's gender-fluid," he told Mic.
Image Source: Getty / Rich Fury
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