Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness has a new children’s book coming next year, People magazine reports.
Flamingo is scheduled to publish Van Ness’ Gorgeously Me!, illustrated by Kamala Nair. It will be Van Ness’ second children’s book, following Peanut Goes for the Gold, which HarperCollins published in 2020.
Van Ness was a hairstylist and podcaster before joining the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye in 2018. They are also the author of two books for adults, Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love and Love That Story: Observations From a Gorgeously Queer Life.
Gorgeously Me! will be “a celebration of all the things that make you extraordinary, unique, and gorgeously YOU,” Flamingo says. “Being true to yourself and showing the world who you are isn’t always easy. Gorgeously Me! assures young readers that they are loved and cherished, exactly as they are.”
Van Ness announced their new book on Instagram, saying in a video, “This book is so special to me, and I think it’s just very timely, because we live in a time where young people need to know that they have a place in this world to be celebrated, accepted, and really cherished for their differences and uniquenesses.”
Gorgeously Me! is slated for publication on April 30, 2024.
Michael Schaub is a contributing writer.