Yass: Queer Eye stars spotted in NSW town as rumours swirl of a local makeover
Queer Eye’s Fab Five celebrate the fact season 2 of the show is imminent. (Instagram: Queereye)
The stars of rebooted 2000s reality series Queer Eye have touched down Canberra and made their way to the appropriately named New South Wales town, Yass.
Season 2 of the show is due to hit Netflix on June 15, and the Fab Five are in Australia to do a “special makeover”.
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The show’s hosts, Tan France, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown and Bobby Berk, use their skills to overhaul men’s lives, giving them a stylish upgrade.
They were spotted in Yass today.
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Local store owner Nicole Godding told ABC Local Radio she tried to lure the Fab Five into her store.
“I had a few tactics,” she said.
“I opened up the doors, had Kylie Minogue pumping really loud. I’m kinda dancing around my shop, thinking ‘sure, they’re gonna notice me’.
“Antoni, the really hot guy from the Fab Five, loves avocados. I have a little basket on a bike out the front. I was going to fill my basket with avocados — just hope to hell I could Lure them in.
“Didn’t happen. Might still happen, I’ve got 24 hours.”
Others were less excited.
“We’ve heard a bit of chat about the town that people are feeling a little put out that potentially this could take the mickey out of us in a not-so-positive light,” local Sophie Peer said.
“But then there are people who are super excited, ‘bring it on, let’s laugh together, we can all say ‘yaassss,’ we’ve said it before, we’ll all keep saying it. We’ve heard the jokes.”
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She said she believed the crew were only filming a short promo, rather than a full episode.
A Netflix spokesperson told the Yass Tribune the crew chose the town for its name, and that Bobby Berk and Antoni Porowski would be filming in the Yass Club House Hotel on Wednesday.
There are rumours the pair plan to give part of the pub a Queer Eye makeover.