'Queer Eye' Star Bobby Berk Reviews 'Glow-Up' Progress

by Kilian Melloy

EDGE Staff Reporter

Saturday January 15, 2022

"Queer Eye" resident design expert Bobby Berk took some stock of how he's upped his own game since the show's first season premiered four years ago, posting a pair of photos showing himself back then and how he appears now, People Magazine reported.

"Saw an article yesterday comparing our current selves to season 1, and I don't see any difference tbh. Do you?" Berk joked.

The two pictures reflect the 40-year-old celeb's "glow-up transformation" over the past few years, People noted.

"In the first shot, the television personality is sporting a bleach-blonde hairdo with only a slight bit of stubble on his face while in the next picture, he shows off a full beard and darker hair," the magazine detailed.

Culture maven and "Queer Eye" co-star Karamo Brown joined in, posting a jocular rebuttal in the post's comments.

"Whoever wrote that article is rude af," Brown posted.

"Why compare people to where they used to be instead of just appreciating and loving people where they are," Brown went on to gibe his fellow celeb. "This is how people get complexes."

Berk's post followed a shirtless pic he posted last August to celebrate being "40 and Fabulous" — and, he intimated, to try his hand at getting into the thirst trap game.

"I'm new to this... am I doing it right? #thirsttrap" Berk posted at Instagram.

The "Queer Eye" crew are back for a new season — the show's sixth — this time traveling through Texas. Their adventures so far this season have included stopping by a two-step bar in Austin where they worked with a member of the family that run the establishment — though that episode has not been without criticism: As previously reported, the establishment in question has been the subject of negative online reviews online claiming that patrons have been subjected to racism, homophobia, and sexual harassment.

The "Queer Eye" guys have kept busy in other ways, appearing recently on Drew Barrymore's talk show to give Barrymore a boost with their inimitable brand of support as she seeks to re-enter the dating world. The fivesome were on hand to offer advice as Barrymore and celebrity chef Sam Talbot went on a virtual date via Zoom.

"I had Jonathan [Van Ness] holding up, like, silly questions and naughty signs making me giggle. I had Tan [France] saying, 'Hey, I notice something over there,' like, ask him about that. I had Antoni [Porowski] tell me, 'You are doing a good job,' and I had Bobby going, 'Hey, I see plants and dogs, see how he is a caretaker," Barrymore enthused, describing the date to ET host Nischelle Turner.

Kilian Melloy serves as EDGE Media Network's Associate Arts Editor and Staff Contributor. His professional memberships include the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association, the Boston Online Film Critics Association, The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and the Boston Theater Critics Association's Elliot Norton Awards Committee.