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Hair & Beauty Expert; Author; Television Personality; Known for Netflix's "Queer Eye"

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 Jonathan Van Ness Biography

Jonathan Van Ness, often referred to as "JVN," was born and raised in Illinois. He was the first male cheerleader at his high school, an activity that he continued into college. Van Ness attended the University of Arizona, majoring in political science. However, he developed a habit of skipping class to watch reruns of "The Golden Girls," which caused his grades to drop and cost him his cheerleading scholarship.

Van Ness subsequently dropped out after one semester to pursue hair-styling. He trained at the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. After graduating, he worked in Arizona for 5 years before moving to Los Angeles in 2009. Upon his arrival with no work arrangement or plan in LA, he found a job as a personal assistant at Sally Hershberger Salon.

In 2013, Van Ness was working on the hair of his friend Erin Gibson, who worked for the comedy website Funny or Die. She asked him to perform his recap of a "Game of Thrones" episode, which led to the creation of the "Gay of Thrones" web series, a witty social commentary series recapping the HBO show. Van Ness was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for the series in both 2016 and 2018.

Van Ness also has a podcast called "Getting Curious," a biweekly exploration of current events, activism and things he is curious about: from the history of the Armenian Genocide to the opioid crisis in the U.S. The podcast was started in 2015, but really took off upon the airing of the first "Queer Eye" episode.

Jonathan currently stars as the grooming expert on the Netflix revival of Queer Eye. He stars alongside four other gay men as they attempt to revamp the lives of straight men (and sometimes women). The show premiered in early 2018 to praise from audiences and critics. The second season followed shortly after in the summer of 2018. Queer Eye earned three Primetime Emmy Awards in 2018, including Outstanding Structured Reality Program and Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program.

The third season of "Queer Eye" was released on Netflix in early 2019. Van Ness also released his inspiring and influential memoir, "Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love," where he opens up about living with H.I.V. and speaks about being an addict and a sexual abuse survivor.

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Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love

Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love

Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life.

Queer Eye: Love Yourself. Love Your Life.

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Hair & Beauty Expert; Author; Television Personality; Known for Netflix's "Queer Eye"

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Jonathan Van Ness Biography

Jonathan Van Ness, often referred to as "JVN," was born and raised in Illinois. He was the first male cheerleader at his high school, an activity that he continued into college. Van Ness attended the University of Arizona, majoring in political science. However, he developed a habit of skipping class to watch reruns of "The Golden Girls," which caused his grades to drop and cost him his cheerleading scholarship.

Van Ness subsequently dropped out after one semester to pursue hair-styling. He trained at the Aveda Institute in Minneapolis. After graduating, he worked in Arizona for 5 years before moving to Los Angeles in 2009. Upon his arrival with no work arrangement or plan in LA, he found a job as a personal assistant at Sally Hershberger Salon.

In 2013, Van Ness was working on the hair of his friend Erin Gibson, who worked for the comedy website Funny or Die. She asked him to perform his recap of a "Game of Thrones" episode, which led to the creation of the "Gay of Thrones" web series, a witty social commentary series recapping the HBO show. Van Ness was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series for the series in both 2016 and 2018.

Van Ness also has a podcast called "Getting Curious," a biweekly exploration of current events, activism and things he is curious about: from the history of the Armenian Genocide to the opioid crisis in the U.S. The podcast was started in 2015, but really took off upon the airing of the first "Queer Eye" episode.

Jonathan currently stars as the grooming expert on the Netflix revival of Queer Eye. He stars alongside four other gay men as they attempt to revamp the lives of straight men (and sometimes women). The show premiered in early 2018 to praise from audiences and critics. The second season followed shortly after in the summer of 2018. Queer Eye earned three Primetime Emmy Awards in 2018, including Outstanding Structured Reality Program and Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program.

The third season of "Queer Eye" was released on Netflix in early 2019. Van Ness also released his inspiring and influential memoir, "Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love," where he opens up about living with H.I.V. and speaks about being an addict and a sexual abuse survivor.

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  • Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness' Affirmations for Everyday Life ...
    Apr 20, 2018 ... Jonathan Van Ness is a hairstylist, grooming expert, podcaster, and television personality . From Netflix's 'Queer Eye' to 'Gay of...
  • Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Insta-Stalks the Fab Five

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  • How to book Jonathan Van Ness?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Jonathan Van Ness for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Jonathan Van Ness, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Jonathan Van Ness or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Jonathan Van Ness?

    Booking fees for Jonathan Van Ness, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jonathan Van Ness, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jonathan Van Ness?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jonathan Van Ness for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jonathan Van Ness for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jonathan Van Ness or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jonathan Van Ness or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jonathan Van Ness is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jonathan Van Ness for your event is $50,000 - $100,000. Jonathan Van Ness generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk, Diane Guerrero and Caitlyn Jenner. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jonathan Van Ness for an upcoming event.

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  • Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness' Affirmations for Everyday Life ...
    Apr 20, 2018 ... Jonathan Van Ness is a hairstylist, grooming expert, podcaster, and television personality . From Netflix's 'Queer Eye' to 'Gay of Thrones' and ...
    Queer Eye's Jonathan Van Ness Insta-Stalks the Fab Five

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