Karamo Brown Biography and Wiki
Karamo Brown is a reality television host, author, actor, and activist from the United States. Brown debuted on the MTV reality show The Real World: Philadelphia in 2004, becoming the show’s second openly gay black man. He is currently starring in the Netflix series Queer Eye as a culture expert.
Karamo Brown Age and Birthday
Brown is 41 years old as of 2021. He was born on 2 November 1980 in Houston, Texas, United States. His birth sign is Scorpio.
Karamo Brown Height and Weight
Brown appears to be quite tall according to his photos. He stands at an average height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m)and has a moderate weight of 187 lbs( 85 kg).
Karamo Brown Education
Brown graduated from Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 1999. Following the school shooting in 2018, Brown became an active member of the Never Again MSD movement, which advocated for new gun control legislation. After The Real World, he graduated from Florida A&M University, a historically black university, and worked in social services for nearly a decade.
Karamo Brown Family
Brown is the eldest of three sisters. He has Jamaican and Cuban ancestors. Unfortunately, details about the actual identities of his parents and siblings are not available at the moment.
Nonetheless, this section is currently under review and will soon be updated.
Karamo Brown Wife
Brown was informed in 2007 that he was the father of a ten-year-old boy named Jason, and he was given custody of him that year. In 2010, Brown adopted Jason’s half-brother Chris. Brown and his two sons relocated to Los Angeles in 2011, where they currently reside. Brown proposed to his eight-year partner, director Ian Jordan, in May 2018. They will divorce amicably in June 2020.
Karamo Brown Career
Karamo appeared on an episode of The 5th Wheel, a heterosexual reality dating game show, in 2003. He and another male contestant went on a date with three female contestants, with Karamo making no mention of his sexual orientation, despite the fact that he came out when he was 15 years old.
Karamo made his television debut in 2004 on the MTV reality series The Real World: Philadelphia, becoming the first openly gay black man on reality television. Later, he competed in the Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II, but was eliminated in episode six.
Brown returned to reality television in 2016 on TV One’s The Next 15, which followed him and five other reality stars. Brown has appeared as a guest host on HLN’s Dr. Drew On Call, YouTube’s The Young Turks, as the host and producer of HuffPost Live for the Huffington Post, and as a recurring guest host on Access Hollywood Live. Brown joined the Own Show as a host and segment producer in 2014.
Brown served as the host of MTV’s Are You The One: Second Chances. Brown is the Netflix revival of Queer Eye’s culture expert. In February 2018, Netflix released the first season. Brown’s memoir, Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope, was released in March 2019. Brown appeared in Taylor Swift’s “You Need to Calm Down” music video in June 2019.
Brown appeared on the 28th season of the celebrity dance competition Dancing with the Stars in 2019. He was paired with Jenna Johnson, a professional dancer. Brown and Johnson were the fourth and final couple to be eliminated. Former Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer was also a contestant on the show, and he was viewed as a divisive and contentious choice. Brown came out in public to “defend” him, calling him “a good guy” and “a friend.” He even said he was “proud of him.” Many people, including author Roxane Gay, chastised Brown for normalizing Spicer and his work in the White House. Brown expressed displeasure with Spicer’s role as a mouthpiece for many lies in Trump’s service.
Brown strategically had transgender friends over and invited Spicer to socialize in his DWTS trailer, which shared a wall with him. Later, he would explain to Spicer how actions and policies opposing LGBTQ rights affect those people. Brown stated that he felt he could relate to Spicer because “he has the capacity to find out where others are coming from and to help them become more open-minded and educated.”
Brown began sharing some of his best advice about promoting self-esteem to students at various universities in 2018. Brown’s children’s book, I Am Perfectly Designed, written with Jason “Rachel” Brown and illustrated by Anoosha Syed, was published by Henry Holt in November 2019. Jason stated that the title of the book was inspired by Brown’s repeated use of the phrase to him as a child. Karamo Brown collaborated with Honest Company alumni in 2020 to launch MANTL, a premium personal care brand for bald and balding men.
Karamo Brown Net Worth
Brown has a net worth of $250,000. This amount is from his extensive career among other investments.