'Queer Eye' Season 6: Where is Chris Baker now? Inside his journey to self-forgiveness
While 'Queer Eye' does some fantastic work in transforming lives, the cast often meets some pretty remarkable people along the way. For example, on the episode titled 'Gimme Shelter', the Fab Five came across 36-year-old Chris Baker, the executive director and founder of The Other Ones Foundation, which helps homeless people.
Nominated by his wife, Elizabeth, she feels as though Chris doesn't prioritise himself at all and hopes that Tan France, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk can change that.
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While Chris dedicates all his time and energy to advocating for the homeless, he carries a lot of baggage. As he explained, the death of his mother was hard on him. He and his wife purchased their current house intending to take care of her in it, but her cancer metastasised into her brain. With Chris having to take care of her, he was acutely aware the drugs that he was giving her was killing her. Combined with his substance use disorder, it was truly a dark time in his life that he hasn't been able to let go off, as the guilt still haunts him. To add to it, he was also 400lb a few months prior and having gotten gastric sleeve surgery has changed his
What did the Fab Five do for Chris?
With a big fundraiser coming up where Chris hoped to raise up to $6 million, it was vital for him to come off as confident. The Fab Five took into account his rapid weight loss due to his surgery when it came to his diet and food, with Antoni and Tan both focusing on how to help him navigate from here on out. With his hair, JVN helped him clean up, getting rid of the old dye job and had him embrace his salt and pepper look. Karamo and Bobby both took into account the burden that came with his current house, as it was a reminder of the past. While Karamo helped him come to terms with the fact that it was okay for him to forgive himself and believe that he is worthy of all the good things in his life, Bobby gave his home and the foundation a complete makeover.
Where is Chris Baker now?
As per his Instagram, Chris seems to be doing rather well. He has also lost a fair amount of weight since the episode and has spoken about his time on the show. He wrote in a post -- "Well, the cat is finally out of the bag! For the few of you who still don't know, I spent an incredible, life changing week with @karamo, @tanfrance, @jvn, @antoni and @bobby this summer and you'll get to see the whole process unfold when @queereye Season 6 drops this Friday! What an honor to be selected as one of Austin's heroes for such a beautiful and compelling show. And what a joy not only to learn all about ways to care about myself, but to also spread the word of TOOF's mission and vision with the world! Love ya'll."
'Queer Eye' Season 6 premieres on December 31st, 2021, on Netflix.