Who is Kyan Douglas?
Kyan Douglas is an American television personality and stylist born on 5 May 1970 in Miami Florida. He is known for being the grooming expert on the American television program Queer Eye from 2003 to 2007. He was raised in Tampa and Tallahassee.
In 1996 three of his close friends were murdered in a restaurant robbery where they all worked. This encouraged him to leave New Orleans.
In 1999, he moved to New York City and started working in sales for Aveda. He then helped them set up the Aveda Institute, a hairstyling and grooming school. He then enrolled in its cosmetology program. After graduating at the top of his class, he joined the New York hair salon Arrojo Studio as a colorist. He then began working on the makeover TV shows What Not to Wear and While You Were Out as well. A client at Arrojo told him about a makeover show that was being cast in 2002. He then sent a photo of himself and a short bio he wrote to the producers. He was then called for an audition and quickly hired as the show’s “Grooming Guru”.
In 2004, Queer Eye won an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Program and received a nomination again in the same category in 2005. Kyan was awarded the HRC’s Humanitarian Award for his work with a number of charities, including HRC, DIFFA, and AmFAR in 2006.
How Old is Kyan Douglas?
Hugh Edward Douglas Jr was born on May 5, 1970, in Miami, Florida, USA. He is 52 years old as of 2022. He shares his birthday with other famous people such as Adele, Brian Williams, Chris Brown, Clark Duke, Craig David, Danielle Fishel, Henry Cavill, and Ian McCulloch, among others.
Kyan Douglas Family
He has a sister called Kelli. She was the one who first taught him about styling hair. He took a break from television in 2009 to take care of his ailing mother. She later passed away in 2012.
Kyan Douglas Education
After high school, he moved to Dallas, where he studied philosophy at Brookhaven College. He then first became interested in religion and the healing arts. Kyan moved to Austin, where he had initially planned to pursue his interest in acting. This was by studying drama at the University of Texas at Austin, though he was interdicted by his maximal shyness. He moved to New Orleans in his mid-twenties, where he obtained a degree in TV production and theater studies at Loyola University.
Kyan Douglas Partner
From March 2004 to August 2006, he was in a serious relationship with publicist and gay rights activist Gregory Durham. In July 2006, they became briefly engaged. They called off their engagement a month later.
Kyan Douglas’s Net Worth
Through his work as a stylist and a television personality, Douglas has earned greatly. He made a big fortune for being the grooming expert on the television series Queer Eye from 2003 to 2007.
Kyan has continued to appear as a fashion and style expert on the TV series Rachael Ray since 2008. Hence, Douglas boasts a net worth of $4 million.
Kyan Douglas Robert Gant
In 2003 he was previously rumored to be dating Queer as Folk actor Robert Gant. Gant confirmed to TV Guide that they had dated briefly, but were now just friends.
Kyan Douglas Queer Eye
Kyan was among the show’s original cast since its premiere in July 2003. Originally Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the title of the series was later shortened to Queer Eye to broaden the overall scope.
Each episode of the series features a team of gay professionals in the fields of fashion, personal grooming, interior design, entertainment, and culture collectively known as the “Fab Five” performing a makeover (in the parlance of the show, a “make-better”), usually for a heterosexual (straight) man: revamping wardrobe, redecorating, and offering advice on grooming, lifestyle, and food. Kyan starred alongside, Ted Allen, Thom Filicia, Carson Kressley, and Jai Rodriguez. Queer Eye was revived with a new Fab Five in 2018 when a Netflix reboot released its first season to positive reviews. The 2018 series features Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Tan France, and Karamo Brown.
As part of Queer Eye’s “Fab Five” Kyan has co-authored a book and also appeared on a soundtrack CD and accompanying DVD based on the show. He has as well appeared on many magazine covers and TV talk shows. He published Beautified, his own book on grooming for women, and became a spokesman and product advisor for L’Oréal in 2004. In the same year, he was also invited back to speak at his previous school Loyola University New Orleans.
He then moved from New York to Los Angeles, California in 2007. He told the now-inoperative TV show Out in Dallas that he had wished to pursue acting, and was taking acting classes. Kyan told Sirius satellite radio channel OutQ in November 2007 that he was in the process of purchasing land in Mexico. He was considering opening a yoga retreat there.