Bobby Berk is a Texas native who has made it big by being part of the fab five of popular lifestyle-improvement reality show “Queer Eye.”
This year, he’s teaming up with Yelp for “Make It Happen Day” to help Texas residents with home improvements – Berk’s specialty. We got the chance to ask him more about it.
Can you tell us about being from Houston and how that impacted your life growing up?
“I was born in Texas, and there is something about the state that will always stay with me, even as I have moved all over the U.S. Texans have a real love for their state, a deep sense of community, and really big hearts. I think I’ve always had that and take pride in who I am, and it comes from my Texas roots.”
What inspired you to partner with Yelp for this cause?
“I’m passionate about improving people’s homes – and their lives, so this is a cause that is near and dear to me. I think taking even the smallest steps toward making your space a more beautiful and functional place to live can make such a huge difference. ‘Make It Happen Day’ encourages people to embrace making their house a home with Yelp where you can discover and support small businesses that can help you make those home improvements.”
Can you tell us more about this cause and how it will help Texans?
“In addition to giving away $50,000 to Texas residents in need of some home improvements, Yelp is also giving away $50,000 to local Texas businesses to help them make improvements and thrive. That kind of support can really make a difference – and help lots of Texans make it happen.“
What is coming up for you – anything you want fans to know?
“I just wrapped filming on the next season of Queer Eye in New Orleans, and I can’t wait for everyone to meet the new heroes and see the amazing makeovers we pulled off! I also have a new product line that will be launching this fall that I’m really excited about.”
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Gracie Watt is the Editorial Assistant at Texas Lifestyle Magazine and a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin, with a degree in Journalism. Watt is also a Lifestyle Producer at NBC-affiliate KXAN’s Studio 512. When she’s not writing, Watt enjoys singing, playing the guitar and doing volunteer work.