• Clodagh Meaney

Queer Eye's Tan France becomes U.S citizen

"It’s something I’ve been working towards for literally 20 years."

By Clodagh Meaney


Queer Eye star Tan France has officially become a U.S Citizen.


The 37-year-old from Doncaster, England emigrated to Utah in the United States in 2015, but had been working in New York since 2008.


Taking to Instagram he shared his news. "I officially became an U.S citizen!!," his emotional post began.

"For me, this is monumental. It’s something I’ve been working towards for literally 20 years, which makes this all the more emotional," he said.


"And now, I will exercise my constitutional right as an American. Today, I will register to vote, and vote for the change I wish to see in OUR nation."


Tan, full name Tanveer Wasim Safdar, became the first openly-gay muslim man on Western television when he joined the cast of Queer Eye in 2018.


Before his move to television, Tan owned his own fashion brand and had previously worked for companies such as Zara, Selfridges and Chanel.


He currently lives in Salt Lake City with his husband Rob France.


The 5th series of Queer Eye was released on Netflix last week.

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