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Antoni Porowski (born March 14, 1984) is a Polish-Canadian television personality, actor, author, chef, and model. He is the food and wine expert on the Netflix series Queer Eye.

Early life

Porowski was born in Montreal, Quebec, to Polish parents after they emigrated to Canada with his two older sisters. His father is a physician. He grew up speaking Polish, English, and French. He and his parents moved to Glade Springs, West Virginia, when he was twelve, and he lived between there and Montreal throughout his high school years before finally returning to Montreal to attend Marianopolis College and then university. Porowski and his mother do not have a good relationship, as revealed in season four of Queer Eye.

After graduating from Concordia University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology, Porowski moved to New York City to study acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre, from which he graduated in 2011. He taught himself to cook by referring to his grandmother's cooking techniques. He is also a close friend of the original Queer Eye’s cooking expert and sommelier Ted Allen, who was a mentor.

Personal life

Porowski states that his sexuality is "a little more fluid along the spectrum" and prefers not to label himself. He dated Joey Krietemeyer for more than seven years before announcing their split in October 2018.

Porowski and his Queer Eye costar Jonathan Van Ness trolled the internet by setting up a joint Instagram account, pretending to be a couple.