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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 11 November 1969Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth NameCarson Lee Kressley
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Carson Lee Kressley was born on 11 November 1969 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. Growing up, he was very interested in horses and owned his first pony (named Sparky) when he was five years old. Carson still loves horses and is now a world champion equestrian. In 1987, he graduated high school and went on to study at Gettysburg College from which he graduated in 1991 (magna cum laude and phi beta kappa) with degrees in Finance and Fine Arts. Following his college graduation, Carson worked as a stylist for Ralph Lauren for many years before auditioning for Queer Eye (2003).

In 2004, after Carson's first year with "Queer Eye", the show won an Emmy for "outstanding reality program". Post "Queer Eye" Carson appeared as the critically acclaimed host of "How to Look Good Naked" and a fan favorite contestant on Dancing with the Stars 13th season. In April 2012 Shop NBC launched Carson's collection of affordable glamour wear, "Love, Carson".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Calliope

Trade Mark (1)

Often wears the Danish/American brand Von Dutch

Trivia (3)

Graduated from Gettysburg College in '91 with honors in Management
Holds degrees in both Finance and Fine Art
Previously worked for Polo Ralph Lauren, New York City, men's sportswear and advertising divisions.

Personal Quotes (24)

It's incredibly hard to program a network from scratch for 24 hours.
I love music. I love going out dancing.
I love fashion, but it's always been my job, whereas horse riding is my hobby.
I am not much about rules, I like to break 'em and don't like to make 'em.
I was into Barbie and designer jeans.
When I was growing up, I was obviously gay, and I got heckled every day of my life. The only way I knew how to survive was to make people laugh. If I could make them laugh, I wouldn't get hung in a locker for two hours. That's a blessing.
I've been doing makeovers on TV for years and years and years. It's something I really know how to do. I also know personally what it's like to not feel good about yourself.
We came, we saw, we bedazzled! You know, and it's hard to be serious and thoughtful when you're dressed like a Skittle.
Compare yourself to yourself and say, 'How can I be better? How can I be the real me?'
My method of helping someone is saying, 'Wow, you look amazing. Let me help you look even better.' I think tearing someone down is an awful thing to do. It has a lasting impression on people.
Show's going well. New season starting, we're on the road.
On our show, I've only reached out and touched about 55 guys. I think there's still about 40 million.
One of my co-workers at Ralph Lauren heard about the show, and when she got back to the office, said; Carson, you have to call Bravo. They're doing a show. You're perfect for it.
We did a whole fraternity house. We made them over.
I've always believed that clothing is a great way to tell your story.
I learned how to dance. I got a free spray tan. My life is good!
I wasn't always this confident. Growing up as the awkward gay kid in a small town in Pennsylvania, you're constantly told, 'Don't be yourself, don't be proud of who you are.'
I hoped I could make people smile and laugh and have a good time.
I think ultimately I make people happy: Whether I'm doing the stage show, giving somebody a makeover, or designing clothing, the end goal is to make people smile.
Whether you're gay or straight, with a physical disability, your skin's a different color, it's absurd in this age to not be aware and be concerned of the inequity in rights.
Challenge yourself, jump off the deep end and learn to swim.
Friends think your life is so glamorous, and it is. But there are times when, instead of going to a glamorous party, I would rather just come home from work, pop in a DVD and eat some microwave popcorn with a cutie on the sofa.
People are much deeper than stereotypes. That's the first place our minds go. Then you get to know them and you hear their stories, and you say, 'I'd have never guessed.'
It's really important to share the idea that being different might feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately diversity is a strength.

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