GoFundMe Campaign for 'Queer Eye' Hero Jess Guilbeaux Sends Her Back to College
Published Apr 09, 2019As if Season 3 didn't make you cry enough, the Queer Eye Fab Five have aided in another post-show success story, helping Jess Guilbeaux return to college.
Guilbeaux, 23, appeared on the show, sharing her journey — including being kicked out of her house at 16 by her adoptive parents after coming out as a lesbian. She enrolled in college at the University of Kansas but was forced to drop out because of debt.
Now, thanks to a GoFundMe campaign inspired by her episode of Queer Eye, Guilbeaux has received more than $95,000 USD of a $100,000 USD goal to help her return to finish her degree in computer science.
The crowfunding campaign was initiated by a viewer of the show, who explained: "While I do not personally know Jess, I felt compelled to initiate this campaign and have handed over ownership of this account to her. The funds go directly to her."
also! the person running this and i have been in contact and it's safe and will come to me ❤️— Jess (@jesslayica) March 17, 2019
It's not the first time the internet has got behind one of the show's heroes after their time on screen was up — fan favourite couple Tom and Abby eventually got remarried after appearing on Season 1.