Yass Queen, The ‘Queer Eye’ Queens Are In Australia And Became Official Yass Queens
Shamazing! The beautiful boys from Queer Eye are in Australia, and they’ve visited their spiritual home — the small but fabulous town of Yass. Yass queen, slay, slay, yass, you’re in Yass.
We’re not exactly sure why the Fab Five are in Australia — are those gorgeous lads lost, like a flock of beautifully plumed geese who got swept off course on their way to help some smaller, uglier geese? Is that what’s happening?
Actually, the Queer Eye folks visited Yass mostly as a deep investment in ‘Yass’ jokes — an opportunity that was sadly passed over last year, when Ilana Glazer from Broad City was also in the country. If you’re confused, the homosexual pronunciation of “yes” is “yass”.
Obviously the coincidence of a small Australian town being also named Yass is RIPE for humorous opportunities.
queer eye went all the way to Yass for the the wordplay. I respect and admire it
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) June 6, 2018
I have said it dozens of times but it is criminal that Yass doesn’t have a local beauty contest, denying the entire world the one and only official Yass Queen.
— Adam Liaw (@adamliaw) June 5, 2018
So #QueerEye visited Yass (a town in rural NSW, Australia) to do a full town makeover and my hometown, Galong (pronounced gay-long) was just up the road! If they didn't visit, someone needs to be fired! pic.twitter.com/BRfx2dVbVN
— Lee Constable (@Constababble) June 6, 2018
They’re also heavily promoting season 2 of the hit show, which is coming out later this month, and they spent their time in the tiny town of Yass filming a mini makeover of a salt-of-the-earth 54-year-old farmer named George.
In an exclusive for The Guardian, George said he just went along with the flow, but in the end he felt great about the whole experience.
“I didn’t really know what to expect because I didn’t know anything about the show … But it was a mind-changing day for me. Especially when we were talking about family, and quality time.”
The reboot of Queer Eye is renowned for heartwarming, holistic makeovers of people’s entire lives, rather than just a snazzy wardrobe upgrade like the original. It seems that this latest promo is in the same vein.
“We all get tied up – the world is busy,” George told The Guardian. “There’s plenty of people out there like me that work way too much. I think family time – you’ve got to spend time with your kids because they grow up way too fast.”
The Fab 5 are also now officially Australian royalty, which makes them the least problematic heads of state we’ve ever had. In an extremely cute ceremony, the Mayor of Yass crowned them all Yass Queens.
Netflix, if you’re reading this, I too am extremely good at over-committing to gentle gags, give me those streaming dollars!
— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) June 6, 2018
The new season of Queer Eye drops on Netflix on June 15. Yass.
Feature image via Netflix ANZ/ Twitter
This article was originally published on Junkee.