Emmy Award winner and cultural expert on Netflix’s reboot of “Queer Eye” Karamo Brown will offer USF students an insightful transformation in their personal lives as the next guest in the University Lecture Series (ULS ) Wednesday evening.
The personal development series will be held from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Microsoft Teams. Brown will be paid $ 22,500 and will speak about his career as a life coach, his experience on “Queer Eye” as well as ways for students to use their uniqueness to create success, according to the co-ordinator of student programs at the ULS, Isabelle Arroyo-Acevedo.
In the final 15 minutes of the conference, Brown will be asked questions with the most student votes on the Microsoft Teams chat box.
While Brown is known as one of the “Fab Five” on the hit show “Queer Eye,” his career in the limelight began in early 2004 on the MTV reality show “The Real World. : Philadelphia “. With this role, Brown became the first openly gay black man to appear on a reality show.
Born in Texas, Brown grew up in Coral Springs, Florida, where he graduated from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (MSD) in Parkland. Since the 2018 school shooting that killed 17 students and left many injured, Brown has been an active member of the Never Again MSD movement advocating for gun reform.
He then graduated from Florida A&M University with a degree in General Studies. Shortly after, he was chosen for “The Real World: Philadelphia”.
At the end of the reality show, Brown began working as a social worker for about a decade until he was chosen to host TV shows like “Dr. Drew On Call “and” HuffPost Live “.
In 2016, Brown made his comeback on the reality show, starring in TV One’s âThe Next 15â. By appearing on several reality shows and hosting various television shows, Brown laid the foundation for his television career before being cast on “Queer Eye.”
Alongside Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness, Brown offers individuals, called âheroesâ within their local communities, a fashion and lifestyle makeover to change the meaning of their lives. Released in 2018, the show won eight Emmy Awards, including the Outstanding Structured Reality Program in 2020, 2019, and 2018.
In addition to being the cultural expert for “Queer Eye”, Brown was featured in the 28th season of “Dancing with the Stars” and published the children’s book “I Am Perfectly Designed”, which highlights love. of self and empowerment.
Brown also launched his own personal care brand last year, MANTL, specializing in products for bald men. In the same year, Brown was also named to Ebony Magazine’s Ebony Power 100 list.