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Tan France is the fashion expert on the makeover show Queer Eye, but he initially had misgivings about joining the show. "I didn't want to become famous," he says. "That wasn't really the life for me and ... I wasn't necessarily about making things pretty." Marcus Macdonald/St. Martin's Press hide caption

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Why Fashion Expert Tan France Nearly Turned Down 'Queer Eye'

"The thought of being one of the very first openly gay South Asian men on a major show. ... That pressure was so hard to handle," France says of his role on the Netflix makeover series.

Tan France is the fashion expert on the makeover show Queer Eye, but he initially had misgivings about joining the show. "I didn't want to become famous," he says. "That wasn't really the life for me and ... I wasn't necessarily about making things pretty." Marcus Macdonald/St. Martin's Press hide caption

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Marcus Macdonald/St. Martin's Press

Why Fashion Expert Tan France Nearly Turned Down 'Queer Eye'

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