The lives of Kyan Douglas and Jai
Rodriguez altered dramatically after Queer Eye
In a cabler OWN Where Are They Now?
segment, the “Fab Five” – Douglas, Rodriguez, Ted Allen, Carson
Kressley and Thom Filicia – looked back at the end of
the groundbreaking makeover show.
“I moved to LA, because I figure, 'Oh
great I was on television, I'll go back to my career as an actor,'”
Rodriguez said. “And I was in for a rude awakening, because when
we ended it was the rise of reality TV and suddenly, because I had
been on [a] reality TV show, I was clunked in to a lot of other TV
personalities who garnered fame by behaving badly on camera. And a
lot of entertainment scripted casting people wouldn't see me because
they lumped me into that group.”
Douglas said that after the show he
went on a quest.
“I studied yoga. I traveled to Egypt
and to India and South America, moved to Mexico. I mean, I studied
with the shamans, I mean, I did it all.”
He added that his quest taught him that
we are “already that which we're seeking.” (The video is
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Queer Eye ended its run in 2007
after airing 100 episodes.