The Fab Five stars of Netflix's Queer Eye help Jake create a perfect wedding proposal for his girlfriend
[All] Hi, we're the fab five from Netflix's Queer Eye.
And we're here to help a hapless man
do the perfect proposal. Aww.
(energetic electronic music)
Hi guys, Jake here.
I'm about to propose to my girlfriend of six years
and I need your guys' help.
Please walk me through this.
Jake, my first advice to you is you need to clean up
your apartment a little bit.
I can see the reflection in the background.
No girl likes a messy apartment.
No, y'all are throwing shade right now.
All of our first reactions of Jake is that
she is a very lucky woman, because he's very handsome.
Oh, well yeah.
So Jake, kudos on being very good-looking.
This first question's for Bobby.
I'm trying to find an exact location of where to propose.
There's two places with sentimental value.
One is a brewery that we usually walk to,
but I'm worried it could be filled with
a lot of drunk people, which could be bad thing.
And the other is The Last Bookstore,
which is a bookstore downtown that my girlfriend loves
very much 'cause she's an avid reader,
but it usually gets a little packed.
Which one do you think would be best?
So Jake, my recommendation would be The Last Bookstore.
I actually live a block from there
and I go in there all the time
and it's a really cute, romantic place.
It's The Last Bookstore, man.
Could you imagine if you, like, put a romantic book,
like, that says, like, her name and love poems to her
and then inside was the ring?
So she opened it up like that?
Look at you with a plan.
I come with these off the top of my head, baby.
This question is for Karamo.
I'm having a difficult time deciding what kind of ring
to propose with.
My instincts are usually something more simple,
but that could be more me than my girlfriend.
The other is that she's kind of a badass,
so I have this sweet skull ring
that I've been kind of thinking about.
Yeah, I really need some help with this one.
All right, so Jake, I gotta tell you.
Your instincts have already told you what to do.
When you brought up the skull ring, you lit up.
You called your girlfriend a badass.
You know the woman you're gonna spend
the rest of your life with better than anyone else...
He called her a badass... This is his moment.
No, no! But I'm gonna take over.
No, no, because you wanna go--
Simple's better! Simple's better, baby.
He knows his girlfriend better than we do.
How are you gonna tell someone
who knows their partner better than--
Can I just say something...
He just had some sage advice though.
Go really good for pirate treasure though...
Here's my advice to you.
Ask her friends, ask her sister,
ask someone who's really close to her
'cause I'm also positive about how badass she is,
she's not gonna want a skull ring.
You don't know her!
No, no, so let's find out.
Let me tell you something.
No, ask her friends, use your resources.
She ain't want that skull ring.
Or, or, or--
How about she's marrying a man that trusts and believes
that he knows his woman?
If you believe this is gonna make your girl happy,
then you go with your gut,
because at the end of the day, it's coming from your heart.
So it's not about how much money you're spending on a ring.
We put too much on a ring and get the biggest diamond.
It's about what's coming from your heart.
And if your heart says she's gonna love a skull,
then, honey, get her a skull.
Hey, Antoni, I'm trying to decide exactly when to propose.
Should it be before a meal or after a meal?
My girlfriend and I both very much love food
like everyone else, but I'm worried that I'm going to be
too worried to actually enjoy the meal.
What do I do?
I often put myself in stressful situations
when I'm starving, which is a really bad idea.
So don't be hungry, but at the same time,
don't be in, like, pasta food coma,
post-a big bowl of gnocchi
'cause then she's just gonna be sleepy.
So have something light, stick to veggies
and some kind of like a nice meat or a grilled fish
or something like that.
Keep it simple. Don't have the burrito.
Can I add one more thing also?
You need to stop adding to everyone!
I agree with your advice.
I just wanted to add one thing to it.
Don't eat anything too stinky
'cause you're gonna be kissing her
after hopefully she says yes.
But if you're both having curry or pho?...
Is that the rule?
Yeah, if you both have garlic, who cares?
Yeah, you can both spend the evening
in the bathroom together, no.
Do not put rings in food.
Food is for eating.
Yeah, put it in the mashed potatoes!
She's gonna choke on it,
and especially if it's that skull diamond,
it's gonna have some sharp edges in it,
it's gonna destroy her trachea.
You're gonna end up in the emergency room, buddy.
Smash that trachea!
But what a great story that would be.
Hey cutie patootie.
I'm worried that if I groom myself a certain way
to look nice, it's gonna kind of tip her off
in terms of the proposal.
So what do you think would be best about this?
One of my biggest concerns is that
she's gonna know it's coming,
so I was also kind of thinking about
that I could also look incredibly disheveled...
Like for the entire morning beforehand,
is that a good idea?
No, you look so great the way you look now.
Just do exactly what you're doing right now.
Sometimes, you know what my step-dad always used to tell me,
if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
You look so nice.
I mean, at the end of the day,
when it comes to a proposal,
it's all about you and her connecting.
And if she loves the way you look everyday,
you love the way she looks,
you know each other, just connect.
And tell her, and speak from your heart
how much you love her.
Hey, Tan, what do I wear for this?
My concern is that, one, it's a hundred degrees in L.A.
And I don't want to be sweating through my clothes
because I sweat a lot unfortunately.
I wanna look nice, but I also don't wanna look too nice,
because then she'll definitely suspect something is up.
So how do I play this, what do I wear?
Um, so it sounds like you're gonna go to the bookstore,
and it's not somewhere super formal.
You look great in your simple t-shirt.
I wouldn't want to tip her off,
so I would wear pretty much what you're wearing right now.
Wear a t-shirt, wear the jeans that you like,
something that you feel comfortable in.
I have to disagree.
I actually think that Tan's right,
but I would say, bombers are the new blazer,
so pop a bomber on.
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Is there anything else you need to add?
Before we move on.
My opinion is this,
you've been with this person for six years.
You've probably taken enough time to decide
that this person is for you.
You've gotten to know her really well.
Uh huh, and to know that that skull ring
is something she that she would love.
And you probably realize
that she is gonna say yes,
so, I would say, just go for it.
She's probably gonna say yeah,
just make sure it's the right location,
you're saying the right thing,
but she's probably gonna say yeah.
You've been in this long enough.
[All] You got this Jake.
When we got into the bookstore,
I was reading a book,
and you were like, hey, come over here
and look at this thing.
Then you lent me a book
that pictures of us in it,
and then you asked me.
And what did I say?
You said, what?
But then I said yes.
I had a good inclination it was gonna be the simple ring.
Karamo was not even close to convincing me
to get the skull ring.
But I appreciated the kind words.
Thank you, the rest of you, for talking me off that ledge.
I was trying to act like everything was normal,
so I ate something even though inside
I didn't want to eat a single thing.
I kept it healthy, I guess.
You looked very good on the day.
I don't think there's anything
that you could have proposed in
that would be huge turn-off...
Thank you so much, Brides Magazine
and the Queer Eye Guys for really helping me out
with this proposal.
Do you think they're available
to help us plan the wedding?