HOMETOWN: SAN DIEGO
Background: Model turned floral designer and event planner.
Two steps to curing clutter: 1. "Just because you get a gift—candles, pillows—doesn't mean you have to put it on the couch. There's nothing wrong with regifting something like that." 2. Have a friend over and go through your closets: "A friend is more objective."
Home essential: "Buy the best mattress you can afford, because it's amazing when you wake up rested. You have more energy during the day."
Background: "I'm half English, half Greek—the same balance as George Michael." Runs his own L.A.-based event design company.
Life philosophy: "Don't create your own obstacles. There are enough that exist already."
Biggest surprise of the show: "How much the women would fight us. I thought it would be like Santa showing up, but that's not what happened. Not everyone knows what they want, but 9 out of 10 women know what they don't want."
HOMETOWN: SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y.
Background: Ex-model, trainer—and straight girl. Now divorced and openly gay, she is single mom to Zoe, 15.
Status: Engaged to photographer Joon Pascocello.
The name: Really Barbara Jean, but "the day I was born my grandmother said, 'Oh, what a honey.' They called me that ever since. Thank goodness she didn't say, 'My little pierogi.' "
Common straight-girl mistake: "Oversized clothing. We had so many girls who didn't even know they had boobs until we got them out of their T-shirts."
Why's she the one driving the car? "Hey, I'm a lesbian. I like to be in control".
HOMETOWN: YAMHILL, ORE.
Background: Stylist for cable's How Do I Look? and former actor. "I played Dexter Thornhill, Urkel's white preppy nemesis" on Family Matters.
On the show's concept: "Straight women and gay men? We have a beautiful friendship. There's this trust that exists."
Absolute fashion don't: "I'm putting my foot down on stretch pants."
Fantasy makeover: "I love Janeane Garofalo. She may be happy as a clam the way she looks, but it'd be fun to Robbie-ize her. I'd dip her in wax, then get in a tub with her and give her a good scrub...have her hair blown out with maybe a controlled curl."
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