Queer Eye's Bobby Berk Reveals What His Lowe's Partnership Means To Him - Exclusive

The truth about Bobby Berk is that he's not just a design expert on Netflix's "Queer Eye"; he's also passionate about people across the United States feeling comfortable in their own skin and in their own home. On "Queer Eye," the Fab Five — which includes Berk, Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, and Karamo Brown — can only uplift one individual's life per episode. However, that's about to change.

Now, public projects across the United States will be funded through grants provided by the home renovation store chain Lowe's. "Through grant funding, engagement with local Pros and volunteer support from Lowe's Red Vest associates," the company's official website reads, "Lowe's Hometowns will build, repair, beautify, inspire and make a positive impact on millions of Americans across the communities Lowe's serves." Berk is serving as the face of the project, with the design expert also kicking it off by nominating My Friend's Place, a Los Angeles shelter that provides services for homeless youth in the city.

Recently, we had the opportunity to talk with Berk about the Lowe's initiative and we learned all about the reason he chose My Friend's Place as his personal nomination, how exactly the program works, and who his personal heroes are, considering he's a hero to many across the world. Here, he revealed what working with Lowe's on this initiative means to him. 

Bobby Berk is happy to 'give back' because he's received help, too

For Bobby Berk, partnering with Lowe's means getting to use the fame he's built from Netflix's "Queer Eye" for good. In fact, the same applied to his previous presidential campaign work with Jill Biden ahead of Joe Biden's 2020 election win. "To be able to use our 'celebrity' to get awareness out there has been a dream come true," Berk told us. "I never thought I'd be able to have this type of reach to really help change minds and policy and the direction of our country."

This is why Berk is working to change the nation from within its smaller communities, too. "I love that Lowe's is giving me the opportunity to really give back to an organization that's really close to my heart," he said of nominating My Friend's Place in Los Angeles. "At 15, I left home when I came out, and there were multiple times throughout the next few years that I was homeless myself and there were organizations back home, like My Friend's Place, that really helped me."

"To be able to give back to an organization that is helping youth go through the same situations that I went through, I won't say how long ago, but a while back, it was really close to my heart," Berk continued. "Any opportunity that I can work with a company to kind of help people like we do on 'Queer Eye' is a great partnership to me."

You can catch Bobby Berk in Netflix's "Queer Eye." At the same time, Lowe's is accepting nominations for its Hometown Grants Program with Berk through April 4.