Carson Kressley

One of the five original stars on Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, Kressley now hosts his own show on OWN and Lifetime's How to Look Good Naked.

Kressley was born in 1969 in Pennsylvania, where he competed as an equestrian from an early age. He graduated from Gettysburg College in 1991 and began his career as an independent stylist. Kressley worked for Ralph Lauren from 1994 to 2002, and in 2003 he got his break as the fashion expert on Bravo's new reality show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. The show was wildly popular for four years but after viewers had seen enough makeovers it was canceled. Kressley became a commentator for E! and The Today Show. He covered red carpet events, award shows, and regularly weighed in on celebrity style misadventures as a member of the fashion police. Kressley also hosted the U.S reboot of the British How to Look Good Naked, which was Lifetime's highest-watched reality series.

His latest reality endeavor, Carson Nation, follows Kressley as he helps desperate individuals in towns across America reach their full fashion and style potential. Continuing his reality TV success, Kressley was featured on the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars, but his Jive didn't impress, and he was sent packing after the fifth week.

Kressley resides in New York City and when not appearing on reality TV, he can be found tending to his show horses. [Image via Getty]