Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer, and New York Times best-selling author are some of the credits of the multi-talented and unforgettable Carson Kressley.
Carson started his career as an independent stylist and became invaluable to major designers such as Ralph Lauren. A few years later, he took a leap into television when, in 2003, he became a breakout star as the fashion savant on Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” which won a primetime Emmy and gained a worldwide following for Carson.
With his close relationship and collaborations with Oprah Winfrey over the course of the years, Carson revolutionized America’s personal fashion sense of style as he filmed OWN Network’s Carson-Nation. During this celebrated and entertaining show, Carson travelled to small towns throughout the U.S. transforming lives -one person at a time- with his signature style, humor and heart. He also hosted multiple TV shows including Lifetime’s “How to Look Good Naked,” ABC’s “True Beauty” and competed on several reality competitions shows such as the 13th season of “Dancing With The Stars” where he was a fan favorite.
Currently, Carson’s latest project is a Bravo interior design show, “Get a Room with Carson & Thom” with his “Queer Eye” alum Thom Filicia. Carson has appeared on and continues to appear on shows as a fashion critic/commentator including; “Good Morning America,” “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” and “Wendy Williams” to name a few. Last year Carson was the break out star on the season of NBC’s hit show “Celebrity Apprentice” raising money for his charity with Cyndi Lauper- the True Colors Fund. Carson has competed on several shows including; Food Network’s “Celebrity Cupcake Wars,” “Worst Cooks of America,” NBC’s “Hollywood Game Night,” and ABC’s “Celebrity Family Feud” raising awareness and garnering donations for several of his charities including Project Angel Food. Carson is one of the key judges for the VH1/Logo-TV series Emmy-award winning “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Carson is a New York Times best-selling author with three books to his credit, including You’re Different and That’s Super and Off The Cuff: The Essential Style Guide for Men and The Women Who Love Them. His latest book, a women’s style guide Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big? A Cheeky Guide to Feeling Sexier in Your Own Skin & Unleashing Your Personal Style was released on October 11, 2016 [St. Martin’s Press] to rave reviews.
A strong supporter of many philanthropic causes, Kressley uses his celebrity to advance different concerns such as The Trevor Project, The Human Rights Campaign, AIDS WALK, and the Al D. Rodriguez Liver Foundation. Kressley is also a trustee on the board of The True Colors Fund, The American Saddle Bred Museum and Philadelphia University. When Kressley is not starring on stage or screen, he can be found astride one of his American Saddlebred show horses, with which he has achieved World Champion status.