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Carson Kressley Makes Over America in ‘Carson Nation’ on Oprah’s OWN

Former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star Carson Kressley is taking his famous fashion advice on the road for his new show, Carson Nation.

The 41-year-old Kressley takes his fashion advice to the whole country in the new reality show titled “Carson Nation” which is set to premiere this Saturday, 9:00 pm on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

In an interview by Parade.com, Carson said his new TV project is not your ordinary makeover show.

“You really get to know the story behind these people. I’ll be the first one to tell everybody that makeovers are superficial. It’s just clothes and makeup and hair, but hopefully going through the process tells these men and women that they’re worth taking care of and that everybody should be able to feel confident about the way they look. Hopefully, that will inspire them to take on other challenges in their lives,” he said.

Carson also mentioned that his new boss, Oprah Winfrey, wants to deliver positive TV which builds people up and his show will just about to do accomplish that in part.

“I think Oprah probably said it best today and I’ll paraphrase her saying, she wants to deliver good TV, positive TV, TV that builds people up and doesn’t bring them down. She believes there are people out there that want to hear that kind of thing and watch that kind of programming. She built this network for them, for her viewers so they will have a place to come to see that kind of programming and I think they will come. I think people want that,” he said.

Carson worked with Ralph Lauren from 1994 until 2002, working in several areas including menswear and corporate advertising, prior to his joining the hit TV show “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.” In 2007, he hosted the makeover reality program “How to Look Good Naked,” the US version of the British original show with the same name.

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