Trust us when we say we’ve received many, many, many great reactions to Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski’s Gay Times cover shoot since unveiling it earlier this week.
All of his fellow experts on the hit Netflix show have shown their support on social media, but during a Facebook Live with Marc Malkin, Karamo Brown was faced with some inside shots from our new May issue.
“Is this Antoni when we don’t see [him], is he walking around like this all the time?” Malkin asked. “Because he seems very shy.”
Also bringing up Antoni’s Gay Times cover shot, Karamo said: “Antoni is full of thirst traps. Antoni is not shy.
“That is part of the Rob Pattinson, all those sexy guys who are like, ‘I’m wounded, and dark and mysterious.’ But you wouldn’t be in front of the camera if you were that shy. He turns it on because he understands.”
He added: “Let me tell you something: the thing about this is that Antoni is equally as beautiful on the outside as he is on the inside.”
Karamo also spoke about if any of the Queer Eye guys actually identify as queer.
“None of us identify as queer,” he said. “I don’t know about Jonathan, We never asked if Jonathan identifies as queer. I know that me, Bobby and Tan identify as gay men.
“Antoni identifies as a gay man… I don’t know what Jonathan identifies as. I would assume gay but I don’t know.”
It comes after Antoni told us for the new issue of Gay Times that while he’s currently in a gay relationship and identifies as a gay man, he’s always considered himself to be more flexible.
“I’ve always considered myself a little more fluid along the spectrum,” he told Gay Times. “So even being called bisexual… I remember in my early twenties I was like, ‘But bisexual means I can only like girls and guys, what if I like something else?’.
“Maybe it’s just my rebellious nature. I’m me, I’m Antoni, and I’m all these things. Some people want to define themselves, and they should as it’s part of their identity.
“For me personally, I’ve never really had a label for myself. Today I’m gay, I’m in a gay relationship, and that’s where I am. That’s good enough for me.”
You can read the full interview with Antoni in the May 2018 issue of Gay Times, which is available to pre-order here.
The issue also features Dexter Mayfield, The Walking Dead star Danile Newman, Fischerspooner frontman Casey Spooner, and Desmond Is Amazing – the ten year old Drag Queen of our dreams.