The Fab Five frame a sign that reads "Queer Eye, the most fabulous thing in texas since chaps."
By the Numbers

By the Numbers: Queer Eye

Breaking down Season 6 of the beloved show with facts and figures.

10 August 20223 min read

Six seasons, three spin-offs, 52 episodes, and countless tissues later, Queer Eye has changed the lives of close to one hundred “heroes” and has been cheered on by millions of fans across the world. Each season centers a different city, and each episode follows the Fab Five — Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France, and Karamo Brown — as they champion material and spiritual transformations for incredible people in need of a change, nominated by friends or family. Whether they’re zhuzhing the nominee’s home, offering perspective on a difficult life quandary, or making guacamole, the Fab Five approach each “make-better” with kindness, respect, and flair, allowing them to connect with a range of people (and viewers) from wildly different places: Texas, Australia, Japan, Georgia, Kansas, Illinois, Missouri, and Philadelphia.

The style mavens have waded through cluttered closets, barren kitchens, and tangled heads of hair since 2018, meeting all that is unsightly (and sometimes uncomfortable) with a heartfelt and hopeful approach. In addition to giving the heroes a new look and bolstering their spirits, the Fab Five help lead their heroes — and by extension their viewers — to a more tolerant, self-loving, and open state of mind. 

Season 6 in Austin was no different, bringing lovable heroes, much-needed style tips, many hilarious moments from the Fab Five, and six Emmy nominations to the already lauded series. Although it’s impossible to count the number of lives touched by the hit show, here we present a few of the numbers behind the miraculous stories in the latest season.

The Fab Five sample cookies with their faces on them in a shop that is brightly lit, with flowers on a shelf, and 'OMG SQUEE' in gold writing.

Bobby Berk, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Jonathan Van Ness, and Antoni Porowski


Weeks spent casting in Texas


Snacks tasted by Antoni when he first walks into someone’s house


Times Tan walked an imaginary catwalk


Different Dodger hats worn by Karamo


Austin spaces (apartments, ranches, restaurants, and outdoor venues to name a few) made over

The Fab Five and a Navarro Early College High Schoolteacher from the prom episode sit around a computer on a couch.

Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tara Bordeaux, Tan France, and Bobby Berk


People who built the barn in the episode “Safe in Austin”


Crew members who worked in the field


Times J.V.N. said “YASSS” to our knowledge (however, the limit does not exist)


Gallons of paint donated


Clothing hangers placed in heroes’ closets, to hang up new wardrobes à la Tan

Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, and Angel Flores stand around a weight gym in very different outfits.

Jonathan Van Ness, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, and Angel Flores


Hours of footage recorded


Casting flyers distributed throughout Texas


Flowers used in the makeovers


Hours of service donated by painters


Nomination emails received from all over the world

The Fab Five — Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown— dance in a low-ceiling room.

Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown