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Carson Kressley Biography

Birth Name:
Carson Lee Kressley
Birth Place:
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
TV personality, stylist, author, fashion designer

Fast Facts

  • Grew up on a farm that raised Shetland and miniature ponies
  • At age 18, planned his sister's wedding
  • Worked for Polo Ralph Lauren from 1994 to 2002
  • A nationally ranked equestrian, he was once on the U
  • S
  • World Cup Equestrian Team
  • In 2005, published a children's book called You're Different and That's Super
  • Helped start the first college-scholarship program for gay youths in his hometown of Allentown, PA
  • Unveiled the clothing line Love, Carson, for ShopNBC in 2012
  • Actively supports charitable organizations including the Trevor Project, the Human Rights Campaign, GLSEN and the True Colors Fund
  • He's also on the board of trustees for the American Saddlebred Museum


  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Reality Program: nominated
  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Reality Program: winner