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Queer Eye’s Antoni Felt Shame About Being Sexually Fluid

Queer Eye’s Antoni Felt Shame About Being Sexually Fluid

‘Queer Eye’s Antoni Felt Shame About Being Sexually Fluid

“I didn’t know too many people who I could relate to.”

Hot on the promotional trail for his new cookbookAntoni in the Kitchen, Queer Eye's resident foodie discussed how uncomfortable he feels being a figurehead in the LGBTQ+ community. Porowski told the Associated Press that as someone who identifies as sexually fluid, he worried he wasn't gay enough to even join the show.

"I'm still trying to define what that means for me," said the Netflix star. "I think I did certainly have a bit of shame being fluid when I was growing up because I didn't know too many people who I could relate to."

When it comes to being a "spokesperson" for queer people, that's something the former actor still doesn't quite know how to handle.

"I get stressed out when I get asked [about being a spokesperson]," he explained. "I'm not an expert in anything except my opinions about food and dogs and maybe scented candles. I just try to stay in my lane."

The one thing Porowski is comfortable with is his love of food , something he called his "one constant, the one thing that I always did that followed through everything." While he struggled to book acting jobs, Porowski worked his way "from bus boy to waiter to manager to sommelier. It's what helped me sustain myself while I was auditioning," he added. "Food is how I show my love to other people. It's how I connect to others."

While he revealed that his favorite food is cheese, he does have a fondness for the food that made him a meme. "I like an avocado," he said. "I'm not as obsessed with them as public perception may be. Sometimes you get remembered for some strange things. It's such a symbol of millennial culture. The stars just aligned to make me the avocado guy. There are worse things to be remembered for, frankly. I'll take it!" Better than being the Sean Spicer guy!

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