Here's How Antoni Porowski Actually Got His Spot On Queer Eye

Okay "Queer Eye" fans, it is time to talk about the ever-so-lovable culinary expert Antoni Porowski. If you are unfamiliar with the Netflix reboot, it is based on the original "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy." The reality show focuses on upgrading the life of one lucky individual through fashion, cooking, a fresh new haircut, interior design, and mental health tips.

Antoni is known as the food and drinks expert on the show and is now making great strides within the cooking industry. His role in the "Fab Five" has significantly boosted his career and has inspired others to pursue their passions. This leaves us wondering how he was offered this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in the first place.

According to Cinema Blend, Antoni is originally from Montreal and descends from Polish immigrants. He lived in Canada until middle school and from there, his parents moved to West Virginia while his sisters stayed in Canada. Porowski then moved to New York City to pursue his love for acting, and it was there that doors opened for him.

This is how Antoni Porowski landed his role on Queer Eye

While following his dreams of being a professional actor in New York, the "Queer Eye" star worked in restaurants to make ends meet. His passion for cooking began to grow as he scored auditions and some minor movie roles. You may have even spotted him in "The Blacklist," "Elliot Loves," or "To My Father" (via IMDb).

Along his journey through professional acting, Antoni met Ted Allen during a book signing. Allen is a well-known television personality who has hosted the cooking competition series "Chopped" since 2009 (via Food Network). He was the food and wine specialist on the original "Queer Eye," and has made many appearances on Food Network and Bravo.

According to Refinery29, they realized they shared neighborhoods through conversation. Therefore, with Porowski's cooking skills heating up, Allen hired him as a personal chef and encouraged him to focus on cooking. He did just that, and soon enough casting directors were looking for the new "Fab Five." Allen recommended him to audition for the Queer Eye reboot, and the rest is history!