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    24 Moments Jonathan Van Ness's New Netflix Series Made Me Laugh, And 16 Times It Made Me See Things Differently

    Jonathan is the TV host with the most!

    Note: This post includes a brief mention of an eating disorder and depression.

    Queer Eye cast member Jonathan Van Ness wears a lot of hats — he's a reality TV star, an expert hairstylist and hair business owner, a podcaster, and a constant source of fashion inspiration.

    Jonathan can officially add TV host to that list, since his new series, Getting Curious With Jonathan Van Ness, was released on Netflix on Jan. 28.

    Jonathan Van Ness smiles and poses at the 2020 Biossance launch party in Sydney, Australia

    These are some funny moments from the series and some informative lessons that were shared:

    1. Made me laugh: When Jonathan's inner angel and inner devil argued over whether bugs are gorgeous or gross.

    Jonathan Van Ness ponders whether bugs are gorgeous or gross

    2. Made me think: When Jonathan got an up-close-and-personal look at insects from entomologist Dr. Jessica Ware.

    Jonathan Van Ness is amazed at the termites he's being shown by Dr. Jessica Ware

    3. Made me laugh: When Jonathan was honest about his attitude toward spiders.

    Jonathan Van Ness speaks to Dr. Cheryl Hayashi, a curator of the American Museum of Natural History, about spiders

    4. Made me laugh: When Jonathan reacted candidly to hearing the diet of a centipede.

    Insect expert Frank Somma shows Jonathan Van Ness a centipede

    5. Made me laugh: When Jonathan conquered his fear of spiders with the help of a reality TV reference.

    Jonathan remembers an episode of "America's Next Top Model" where the models held tarantulas for a photoshoot to get through holding a tarantula himself

    6. Made me laugh: When Jonathan made the case for bug movies after getting inspired by insect expert Frank Somma.

    7. Made me laugh: When Jonathan and Rachel Dratch recreated the construction site of the Empire State Building, but Jonathan's focus was elsewhere.

    Jonathan tries to balance like a gymnast while on a construction site set with Rachel Dratch

    8. Made me laugh: When Jonathan made it through some height fears at the Edge at Hudson Yards observation deck.

    Jonathan Van Ness and Carol Willis walk along the Edge at Hudson Yards observation deck

    9. Made me think: When Jonathan learned some history about the Empire State Building.

    Left: the finished Empire State Building is seen from an aerial view, middle: an Empire State Building construction worker stands on a beam overlooking New York City, right: a group of Empire State Building construction workers raise an American flag

    10. Made me think: When Jonathan was taught the backstory of how One World Trade Center was built after 9/11.

    Ken Lewis tells Jonathan about the backstory of building One World Trade Center after 9/11

    11. Made me laugh: When Jonathan found the right moment to work in a Zoolander line.

    Jonathan Van Ness references a line from the comedy film "Zoolander" while discussing skyscrapers at the architectural engineering office, SOM

    12. Made me laugh: When Jonathan was extremely thankful to make it through an elevator ride at a skyscraper construction site.

    Jonathan Van Ness kisses the ground after safely making it out of an elevator at a skyscraper construction site with SOM Director of Structural Engineering Preetam Biswas

    13. Made me laugh: When Jonathan's inner Elle Woods emerged upon meeting attorney Paula Segal.

    Jonathan Van Ness meets attorney Paula Segal, which prompts him to have an Elle Woods moment

    14. Made me think: When Jonathan heard from Segal how skyscrapers could impact neighborhoods in the future.

    Paula Segal explains to Jonathan how future skyscrapers could negatively impact New York neighborhoods

    15. Made me laugh: When the design for Jonathan's skyscraper concept was revealed by Nathan Lee Graham, and he kept the Zoolander references going.

    Nathan Lee Graham reveals the design for Jonathan's skyscraper idea, and Jonathan makes another great "Zoolander" reference

    16. Made me laugh: When Jonathan's favorite figure skater, Michelle Kwan, made an appearance on the show and inspired him to get on the ice.

    Jonathan gets very happy to see his favorite figure skater, Michelle Kwan

    17. Made me laugh: When Jonathan was willing to bet on his ability to spread his love of figure skating to viewers, but Netflix had to pull in the reins a little bit.

    Jonathan offers to refund Netflix viewers if he can't make them as obsessed with figure skating as he is, but Netflix shows a legal disclaimer to clarify that this isn't possible

    18. Made me think: When Jonathan and his skating coach, Eliot Halverson, went over figure skating jumps.

    Figure skating coach Eliot Halverson lands a jump on the ice

    19. Made me laugh: When Jonathan remained optimistic while trying to complete an Axel.

    Jonathan Van Ness attempts an axel

    20. Made me laugh: When Jonathan was on a mission to learn more about the figure skating scoring system.

    Jonathan Van Ness says he feels like he's a spy as he gets ready to learn more about the scoring system for figure skating

    21. Made me think: When Gracie Gold opened up about how competitive figure skating impacts the mental health of skaters.

    Figure skater Gracie Gold discusses her experiences with mental health as a competitive skater

    22. Made me think: When Jonathan and Eliot addressed figure skating's prejudiced history and Eliot discussed her optimism that the sport can evolve moving forward.

    Eliot talks about her love of skating and her hope that the sport will be more diverse in the future

    23. Made me think: When Jonathan met with leaders who are paving the way for diversity in figure skating.

    Joel Savary talks to Jonathan about his mission of helping skaters of diverse backgrounds continue pursuing the sport

    24. Made me think: When Jonathan went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to learn some hair history.

    Aude Semat reveals to Jonathan that Ancient Egyptians used hair extensions 6,000 years ago

    25. Made me laugh: When Jonathan tried for a Rapunzel moment with Lea DeLaria.

    26. Made me laugh: When Jonathan had some fun with wigs.

    Jonathan tries on a redheaded wig, a Christmas tree wig, and a long gray-haired wig

    27. Made me think: When US Representative Ayanna Pressley opened up to Jonathan about her hair journey and introduction of the CROWN Act.

    Representative Ayanna Pressley opens up to Jonathan about her hair journey and introducing the CROWN Act

    28. Made me think: When Jonathan and author and artist Alok discussed the rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming people.

    Alok and Jonathan talk about the rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming people

    29. Made me think: When Geo Neptune spoke about their Two-Spirit identity and how everyone has their own unique balance of masculine and feminine energy.

    Geo Neptune talks about masculinity and femininity with Jonathan

    30. Made me laugh: When Jonathan pulled himself together as he modeled for designer Christian Siriano and activist and model Nala Toussaint.

    Jonathan reminds himself to focus as he does a runway strut for Christian Siriano and  Nala Toussaint

    31. Made me think: When Nala talked about her hopes for the future of representation across the gender spectrum.

    Nala Toussaint talks about how she hopes young children across the gender spectrum will one day be able to see themselves being represented positively in media

    32. Made me think: When gender-nonconforming activist Joshua Allen discussed their experiences, and how marginalized transgender and nonbinary people must be acknowledged.

    During a group discussion, Joshua Allen talks about how they embrace being themself, as well as the rights of transgender and nonbinary people

    33. Made me laugh: When Jonathan spoke of his lifelong love of snacks.

    Jonathan Van Ness talks about his love of both savory and sweet snacks

    34. Made me laugh: When Jonathan got a behind-the-scenes look at how powdered donuts, one of his favorite snacks, are made at the Entenmann's factory.

    Jonathan is in heaven as he sees how Entenmann's powdered donuts are made

    35. Made me laugh: When Jonathan couldn't help but sneak a donut at the factory.

    Jonathan slyly eats a donut when no one is looking at the Entenmann's factory

    36. Made me laugh: When this factory visit inspired Jonathan to have an I Love Lucy moment with his Queer Eye castmate Antoni Porowski.

    Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness recreate the famous factory scene from "I Love Lucy" while dressed in drag

    37. Made me think: When Jonathan did a taste test with flavor chemist Dr. Arielle Johnson.

    Jonathan tries to guess what jelly bean flavor he's eating while his nose is plugged

    38. Made me laugh: When Jonathan had a tough spelling bee word to tackle.

    Jonathan asks for azodicarbonamide in a sentence during a spelling bee competition

    39. Made me think: When Jonathan discovered what sugar does to the brain.

    Dr. Nicole Avena talks to Jonathan about how sugar impacts the brain

    40. And, lastly, made me laugh: When Jonathan gave half an Oreo to his buddy, Jonathan Van Mouse, who was less than impressed with the offer.

    Jonathan offers to split his Oreo with Jonathan Van Mouse, who is not super into this offering

    Me after watching these episodes and immediately wanting more:

    -The National Eating Disorders Association helpline is 1-800-931-2237; for 24/7 crisis support, text “NEDA” to 741741.

    -Peer-support services are available at the Trans Lifeline. You can call the hotline at (877) 565-8860.

    -If you or someone you know has experienced anti-LGBTQ violence or harassment, you can contact the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs hotline at 1-212-714-1141.

    -The National Alliance on Mental Illness helpline is 1-888-950-6264 (NAMI) and provides information and referral services; is an association of mental health professionals from more than 25 countries who support efforts to reduce harm in therapy.