Watch: Original 'Queer Eye' Star Kyan Douglas Retires From TV Appearances

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Wednesday May 4, 2022

Kyan Douglas
Kyan Douglas  (Source:Instagram / @kyandouglas)

It's the end for a TV icon: Kyan Douglas, the grooming expert who was part of the original "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy" Fab Five, has announced plans to move on from TV appearances, reported People magazine.

Appearing on the "Rachael Ray" show, Douglas hit Ray with the emotional news and thanked her fro being a friend for so long.

"I've worked for you for 13 years, and because of you and working on this show, the flexibility that it gave me, the income that it gave me, I was able to spend the last year of my mother's life with her at home," Douglas shared. "You gave that to me, so thank you so much. I'll never forget it."

Ray added, "We are your family."

Douglas has reportedly appeared in 115 episodes of Ray's show — more than the original "Queer Eye" — and has helped Ray transform her look in the process.

For the final moment of his television career, Douglas completed one final makeover on a former client, Shannon, whom Douglas first made over in 2013. She gained a new, sleek bob, and curtain bangs.

When the time came for the big reveal, Douglas and Shannon were emotional, with Shannon saying that she was "honored" to be Douglas' "grand finale."

See the moment below.