In a recent interview, Queer Eye's
fashion guy Tan France said that he almost passed on Netflix's
The 35-year-old France was born in
England to Pakistani parents. He currently lives in Salt Lake City
with his husband Rob France, a self-described Mormon cowboy.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly,
France, an openly gay Muslim, said that he worried about taking the
“I felt a lot of pressure,” he
said. “I hadn't seen any people like me on TV before, and I
definitely didn't want to be the first one. I didn't want that
responsibility on my head.”
France's fears eventually faded.
“I couldn't be more grateful,” he
said of working on the makeover show.
Tan France says he's experienced racism, homophobia his whole life.)
returns for a second season next month.