Carson Kressley Bio, Age, Height, Family, Partner, Education, Career, Net Worth

Carson Kressley Biography

Carson Kressley is an American Primetime Emmy-winning television personality, actor, and designer. He became popular in 2003 in the Bravo series Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.

Carson Kressley Age|Birthday

Kressley was born on November 11, 1969. Therefore, he is 52 years old as of 2022 and celebrates his birthday on 11th November evry year.

Carson Kressley Height|Weight

Kressley’s height is 5 feet 10 inches (approximately 178 centimeters). Moreover, he weighs 78 kilograms.

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Carson Kressley Family

Kressley was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, the United States to his parents Barbara (mother) and Willard (father). In addition, he has one sibling, Diana. Moreover, Carson became familiar with horses at a very young age since his family was in the business of raising ponies.

Carson Kressley Partner

Kressley is currently single. However, the renowned television personality disclosed that he had previously been in a relationship with Esera Tavai Tuaolo, an American professional football player in March 2016. Moreover, Tavai was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for ten years whose nickname is Mr. Aloha. He opened up about sexuality in 2002 after he retired from the NFL.

Carson Kressley Education

The talented actor graduated from Northwestern Lehigh High School in 1987. Moreover, the television star earned a bachelor’s degree from Gettysburg College in 1991. Moreover, at Gettysburg College, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of the service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.

Carson Kressley Career


Kressley started as an independent stylist. Later, he worked for Ralph Lauren from 1994 until 2002 working in several areas including menswear and corporate advertising. In addition, Kressley gained exposure as the “fashion savant” on Queer Eye in 2003 when the show debuted on the Bravo cable television network. Moreover, he also frequently appears on Good Morning America and for the E! Network. Additionally, he has critiqued red carpet fashions at high-profile events such as the Oscars and Golden Globes. Also, Kressley acted as a judge for the Miss Universe pageant in 2005. Moreover, he also was a commentator for the 2006 Miss USA pageant.

Furthermore, Kressley was announced in February 2017 as the host of the new Lifetime makeover show, How to Look Good Naked. Moreover, he appeared as the Master of Ceremonies on Cyndi Lauper’s True Colors Tour 2008. In addition, the TV star was a host of the ABC series True Beauty. He began a show on the Oprah Winfrey Network titled Carson Nation in 2011.


Carson competed on a celebrity edition of Jeopardy against Regis Phibin and Nancy Grace in November 2006. Here, he lost one dollar as he took second place.
Moreover, he was a participant in the 13th season of Dancing with the Stars in September 2011. However, Carson was voted off week five of the competition.
In addition, in August 2016, the television personality appeared on Celebrity Family Feud with members of his family.
Moreover, in January 2017, he appeared as a contestant on The New Celebrity Apprentice.
He became a celebrity contestant on the Australian version of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! in February 2017.
Carson started as a contestant on season 11 of Worst cooks in America in August 2017. Furthermore, in December 2017, he appeared as a contestant on The Chase.
Moreover, in February 2022, he appeared as a HouseGuest on season3 of Celebrity Big Brother.


Kressley acted as a judge on the reality series Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants in May 2007. Here, mother and daughter teams competed in a beauty pageant.
Additionally, in 2015, together with Ross Matthews, he was named as the new regular judge for season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Moreover, Carson also became a regular judge on spin-off RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars from its second season onwards. Also, he judged RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race in 2020.
Furthermore, Kressley appeared as a judge on the Freeformgift wrap competition, Wrap Battle in December 2019.
Moreover, the actor appeared as a judge on the Food Network BBQ competition series, BBQ Brawl in June 2021.


Kressley was a commentator with Michelle Collins for the Euro version Song contest 2016 on Logo TV: the first time the United States has broadcast the competition live. Moreover, he appeared as a commentator alongside Lu Sierra for Miss Universe 2017. Additionally, the pair also commentated on the Miss USA 2018 in May 2018. They were also slated to return to the Miss Universe in 2018. Furthermore, Carson along with reigning Miss Universe Andrea Meza hosted Miss Universe 2021 preliminary competition in December 2021. Additionally, Kressley also served as a commentator for the finals along with Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA 2019.


Kressley has pursued various acting opportunities since the success of Queer Eye. Carson made his film debut in the movie The Perfect Man in 2005. Moreover, Kressley starred in The Year Without a Santa Claus on NBC. Furthermore, the actor had a cameo role in his third movie, the independent comedy 16 to Life. Moreover, It Chrismas, Carol!, its feature premiered in December 2012. Additionally, he had a supporting role in the holiday film The Bitch Who Stole Christmas in 2021.

Fashion Design

Kressley debuted his own clothing for men and women, Perfect, on QVC in November 2006. His inspiration comes from his experience as a stylist with Ralph Lauren and on Quer Eye. Furthermore, in April 2012, Carson debuted a new women’s collection for Shop NBC called ‘Love, Carson’. It is built on transformative pieces that provide women with affordable glamour.


Kressley is the author of

The 2004 book Off The Cuff
You’re Different and That’s Super
The 2016 book Does This Book Make My Butt Look Big?
Co-author, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy

Carson Kressley’s Net Worth

Kressley’s net worth ranges between $8 million and $10 million.