Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author are just a few of Carson Kressley credits.
Kressley started his career as an independent stylist and worked with 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 with Oprah Winfrey over the course of the years, Carson has revolutionized America’s personal fashion sense of style as he filmed OWN Network’s Carson-Nation. During this celebrated 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 on which he was a fan favorite.
Aside from his own television shows, Carson has frequently appeared on talk shows as a fashion critic/commentator including; The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, live with Kelly and Michael, The Queen Latifah Show, Bethenny, and The Wendy Williams Show, to name a few. Recently Carson has been a key judge for Logo-TV series RuPaul’s Drag Race, RuPaul’s All Stars and Gay for Play. Recently, Carson competed on Food Network’s Celebrity Cupcake Wars (which he won) and ABC’s Celebrity Family Feud against Paula Deen, another success for his charity. Currently, Carson is one of the key judges for GSN Network’s Window Warriors which is hosted by Garcelle Beauvais. Most recently Carson competed on NBC’s hit show Celebrity Apprentice raising money for his charity- the True Colors Fund.
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? was released on October 11, 2016 [St. Martin’s Press].
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.