Even if you haven’t seen a single episode of the Queer Eye reboot, you’ve probably noticed the new Fab Five taking the world by storm (in a wholesome, loving way). The positive outreach of the Queer Eye Guys has gone far beyond just the people they help in the show as they tackle tough subjects publicly and use their new-found platforms to draw attention to issues near and dear to their hearts. One such issue is LGBTQ rights, representation and acceptance and soon they’re taking it straight to the Prime Minster of Canada.
The Liberal Party of Canada announced over the weekend that Canadian Antoni Porowski, Queer Eye‘s food and wine expert, will be meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for brunch in Montreal ahead of the city’s Pride festivities. The duo (who could definitely give the Canadian Ryans a run for their money) will reportedly be discussing “the importance of Pride and Canada’s contribution today” and one lucky winner and a guest will get to join them.
❗ @Antoni Porowski ❗ and @JustinTrudeau will be in Montreal to celebrate #prideMTL and YOU have the chance to win a trip to join them! Get the details and enter now 👉 https://t.co/pOHuV7TPJt pic.twitter.com/yY5quvfGMv
— Liberal Party (@liberal_party) July 28, 2018
Yes, that’s right. The meeting is funded by the Liberal Party (so take that with a grain of salt) and participants who enter the #LoveWins draw will have a chance to win a seat at the table. The prize also includes “dinner on the town” in Montreal and some “Liberal swag” for the parade. The partisanship isn’t subtle by any means, but who wouldn’t want to sit down for some avocado toast with Antoni Porowski?
Antoni was born and raised in Montreal and graduated from Concordia University. On Queer Eye, he is known (and often razzed) for swooping in with a tea towel slung over his shoulder and offering simplistic recipes like a salad consisting of only avocado and grapefruit slices (in his defense: he’s making quick and easy meals that are practical and functional for the people he’s helping). Porowski also announced last week that he will be opening a “fast-casual” restaurant in New York City later this year.
I guess it’s official, then? 😬 https://t.co/U3z1KMrSQf
— Antoni Porowski (@antoni) July 26, 2018
The Pride brunch contest closes August 2 and doesn’t require a donation to enter. The prize includes air fare to Montreal, accommodations for three nights, dinner vouchers, that Liberal swag and tickets to the brunch event. Montreal Pride is August 9 to 19 and the date of the trip is based on the winner’s availability.
Fans of Queer Eye (and Antoni’s co-stars) are already freaking out over the meeting. And yes, there are jokes about Antoni’s “cooking.”
— Jonathan Van Ness (@jvn) July 30, 2018
Justin Trudeau will have a meeting with Antoni?? Oh my, our baby is getting important awww
— lil meow meow 🍭 (@ladybenzedrine_) July 29, 2018
OMG could you imagine meeting both Antoni and Just Trudeau?!? I would literally faint https://t.co/hZeYBoGGYk
— Dan Jezierski 🏳️🌈 (@jezierski94) July 30, 2018
Antoni looks like he could be Trudeau’s more fun younger brother who left the cold winters of Canada to seek a better life for himself and found love and friendship along the way
Only to one day return and discover that he had the love he needed all along
— Jackie Tanner (@iamjackietanner) July 30, 2018
Antoni shows him how to make a kale and onion salad, and sends him on his way. His life changed forever. https://t.co/UNtbGRsmSi
— Boner Vivant (@Doug_Tilley) July 30, 2018
I hope Antoni stays on-brand by teaching Trudeau how to make exactly one dish and then doing literally nothing elsehttps://t.co/dnnlcF0BF1
— Joshua Axelrod (@jaxel222) July 30, 2018
Antoni from Queer Eye is going to brunch with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
— Siobhan Morris (@siomo) July 29, 2018
Now, what are the odds that the Liberals are going to livestream the whole thing for the rest of us?