Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, She's An Onion With All Sorts Of Layers (Extended Interview)

  • Published: 10 October 2019
  • The 'Queer Eye' star and author of the new book 'Over The Top' wants to encourage people to be themselves, or like his mother always said, 'bloom where you're planted.' #Colbert #JVN #QueerEye

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  • Stephanie Parcus
    Stephanie Parcus  1 hours back

    final fantasy theme *_* <3 <3 <3

    • Katie Smith
      Katie Smith  2 hours back

      I've never loved a human I didn't personally know more than him❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

      • mike vandyk81
        mike vandyk81  3 hours back

        Loooove the final fantasy intro music 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

        • Mary Yanashima
          Mary Yanashima  4 hours back

          Final Fantasy 7 Prelude/ Crystal Theme is the song he walks in with. Good choice! <3

          • RaymondKym Suttle
            RaymondKym Suttle  4 hours back

            What the fuck is he wearing. It's hideous. That being said, I like a lot of what he says: "Bloom where you're planted" is a great quote.

            • Aida Roman
              Aida Roman  5 hours back

              Van Ness, you are so amazing I thought you were a Bernie supporter. Anyways, no one can be perfect. Congratulations on your new book!!

              • Emilia Ronquillo
                Emilia Ronquillo  5 hours back

                He's not only seems so genuinely kind and wonderful but he's so smart and on it! Love JVN

                • Chelsea Laraman
                  Chelsea Laraman  5 hours back

                  So pretty

                  • Laura Boverman
                    Laura Boverman  5 hours back

                    Te amo Jonathan. Tienes una amiga en Argentina. 💜

                    • Omargoodness table
                      Omargoodness table  6 hours back

                      I’m not against a guy wearing a dress but... This is a horrible one, not the dress, him in it. Sorry not sorry 😐

                      • kcsoup3
                        kcsoup3  6 hours back


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                          Name ____________  6 hours back

                          I’ve never noticed Stephens unsymmetrical ears while looking forward. Bro I can’t unsee that. Totally fine though I just can’t stop staring

                          • Amanda Sandlin
                            Amanda Sandlin  7 hours back

                            This gives me so much hope. I also want to commend Stephen Colbert for being an amazing and respectful interviewer. Two stand-up people right here. Let's jump out of this water, frog friends!

                            • C Dee
                              C Dee  7 hours back

                              Early in my career as a RN in the early 90's, I donned gloves and gave a HIV+ patient a back rub with lotion. He broke down and cried saying "No one touches me anymore. "

                              Even in the medical field there was a total lack of knowledge about HIV status.

                              We HAVE come a long way!

                              • LeavingIt Blank
                                LeavingIt Blank  7 hours back

                                Thank goodness there's a .75 speed setting.

                                • Jason Breniser
                                  Jason Breniser  7 hours back

                                  I'm so happy he is inspiring everyone and getting all this screen time.

                                  • Benjamin Johnson
                                    Benjamin Johnson  7 hours back

                                    I love him, he is so brave to be himself and doesnt care what people think! A true inspiration 😊

                                    • Rogelio Baillères Gil
                                      Rogelio Baillères Gil  9 hours back

                                      I cryied of how powerful this human being is, I hope more people connect with his light and do their own thing for the goodness and wellness of others.

                                      • Danman92
                                        Danman92  10 hours back

                                        Why the final fantasy music?

                                        • Tonina Johnson
                                          Tonina Johnson  11 hours back

                                          Frogpotting- its a thing. Kind of like gaslighting, but not intended to make you feel, crazy. Instead, they slowly come for you in different ways, at first not seeming to have bad intentions, but by the time they're through like JVN said, you're boiled. Hitler did that in Germany.

                                          • Tonina Johnson
                                            Tonina Johnson  11 hours back

                                            Love him!!!!

                                            • Patricia Roblin
                                              Patricia Roblin  11 hours back

                                              Good job JVN. You did some great educating there.

                                              • Andrea Diaz
                                                Andrea Diaz  11 hours back

                                                I love Jonathan so much! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

                                                • kazoome
                                                  kazoome  11 hours back

                                                  Final Fantasy?!

                                                  • LyricNy'Jelle
                                                    LyricNy'Jelle  12 hours back

                                                    This is the healthiest his beard has ever looked

                                                    • Little Relief
                                                      Little Relief  12 hours back

                                                      I think, that smile could have cured my depression. Now, it can help - never too late to start working on it.

                                                      • Oscar Parrilla
                                                        Oscar Parrilla  13 hours back

                                                        Such a well studied read individual get it bitch!

                                                        • Oscar Parrilla
                                                          Oscar Parrilla  13 hours back

                                                          Awwww! our ray of sunshine !

                                                          • Vanilla Kream
                                                            Vanilla Kream  14 hours back

                                                            I love how in this interview JVN has time that he can use exclusively to promote the show and his book, yet he chooses to bring light to some extremely important political issues. I think it's amazing that he's using his celebrity status to educate people, and to encourage them to go out and be more politically active instead of just using his platform for himself. Honestly JVN is so amazing. I stan.

                                                            • JomoWhore
                                                              JomoWhore  15 hours back

                                                              Warren/Van Ness 2020

                                                              • K Wegs
                                                                K Wegs  15 hours back

                                                                As someone from Quincy, can confirm that it is absolutely miserable (especially if you're LGBT)

                                                                • sarana77
                                                                  sarana77  16 hours back

                                                                  Omg I love them

                                                                  • Missy Stevens
                                                                    Missy Stevens  16 hours back

                                                                    I love him I'm crying he's so beautiful and brilliant

                                                                    • StevenM801
                                                                      StevenM801  17 hours back

                                                                      is everyone gonna not talk about the Final Fantasty Interlude they did when Jonathan walked out? Just sayin..

                                                                      • SchalaZeal
                                                                        SchalaZeal  17 hours back

                                                                        You can see on Colbert’s face that he’s like, “this kid is pretty great!” Bet they’ll be friends going forth. 👍🏾

                                                                        • cg standing
                                                                          cg standing  18 hours back

                                                                          what a ray of sunshine

                                                                          • Kendall Hickey
                                                                            Kendall Hickey  20 hours back

                                                                            Was that a jazzy Final Fantasy theme song he walked in to?

                                                                            • Jai Lawrence
                                                                              Jai Lawrence  20 hours back

                                                                              Remember....... sexual identity i.e. orientation (LGBT)is totally diff. From gender identity(trans,non-binary etc) . Most People have NO clue about this or most things outside of what we were taught are the "norm", and we all know who made up those Brules(bullshit rules)!

                                                                              • Me and My Girls
                                                                                Me and My Girls  20 hours back

                                                                                Jonathan you are so beautiful inside and out!❤️

                                                                                • Amanda McCleese
                                                                                  Amanda McCleese  21 hours back

                                                                                  I love him so much. We do not deserve JVN, but I'm so glad we have him!

                                                                                  • Krzysztof KaeS
                                                                                    Krzysztof KaeS  21 hours back

                                                                                    Omg when Johnatan enters the studio they play the music from Final Fantasy 7
                                                                                    Was it intentional ?

                                                                                    • MaMaMzBK
                                                                                      MaMaMzBK  22 hours back

                                                                                      Dope spirit! Love people like thi:s!💛

                                                                                      • Yolanda Edwards
                                                                                        Yolanda Edwards  22 hours back

                                                                                        Balance! Omg! Yes Jonathan. You are so right! I totally love you 😍

                                                                                        • Ana Cláudia
                                                                                          Ana Cláudia  1 days back


                                                                                          • Rab Townsend
                                                                                            Rab Townsend  1 days back

                                                                                            ... final fantasy theme as walk-on music?

                                                                                            • Alex Leibowitz
                                                                                              Alex Leibowitz  1 days back

                                                                                              Why did he come out to the final fantasy theme?

                                                                                              • Liz N
                                                                                                Liz N  1 days back

                                                                                                Women aren’t even this feminine.

                                                                                                • Hollie Anne
                                                                                                  Hollie Anne  1 days back

                                                                                                  I. LOVE. HIM.