While Carson Kressley’s own fashion choices (like the one pictured at left) sometimes raised a few eyebrows, he still managed to maintain the appropriate level of style authority to win the trust of most of his hapless subjects on Bravo’s makeover show Queer Eye.
Now, after several years of transforming straight men on Queer Eye, Carson will now be using that well-honed style-savvy on a brand new reality program that will air on the CW Network sometime early next year.
Called Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants, the show will have eight episodes, and will focus on mother and daughter pairs who want to compete in both the Miss and Mrs. USA Pageant. The pairs will all be living together in a house in L.A., and will undergo weekly “de-sashing” ceremonies.
The teams will be judged by the Queer Eye style guru, former Life and Style host Cynthia Garrett, and former Miss USA/on-again off-again Travis Barker-spouse Shanna Moakler. Moakler is no stranger to reality television, having starred in both Meet the Barkers and Dancing with the Stars.
Carson will be putting his experience as a stylist for Ralph Lauren, as well as his time on Queer Eye, to use in evaluating the strengths of the mother-daughter teams.
Despite the ominous-sounding “de-sashing ceremonies, the show is “played mostly for laughs,” says USA Today. And don’t expect the drama that does exist to come exclusively from pushy moms.
Executive producer Laurie Girion said, “People might have the idea this is a stage-mom kind of show,” “But we have some really bossy daughters. It’s a balance of power between mothers and daughters, and neither is calling all the shots.”
In addition to the honor of making it to the very end, the winning mother-daughter team will also win a cash prize – $100,000.
– Leslie Seaton, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of Bravo)