Antoni Porowski made a splash this year in the acclaimed Netflix reboot of Queer Eye. As the show’s new “food & wine expert,” the star has managed to win the hearts of many the world over thanks to his earnest demeanor on the show — even if some of them don’t think that he knows how to cook.
In an excerpt from his upcoming cover story with Gay Times magazine, Porowski revealed that his relationship with Queer Eye goes beyond just food; it can actually be found in the show’s title. “When I first started telling people about the show, I would embarrassingly catch myself whispering ‘Queer,’” he said. “I don’t know if I was embarrassed or I had some kind of shame, but it still felt taboo from childhood.”