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Thom Filicia is the interior design expert on the American television program ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ and is currently working on a home makeover show for the Style Network, titled ‘Dress My Nest’.
Filicia attended Syracuse University’s Art and Design school in the college of Visual and Performing Arts and holds a B.A. in interior design. In his final year of college, Filicia was hired after an internship by the design firm Parish Hadley, then worked for Robert Metzger Interiors and at Jeffrey Bilhuber before opening his own interior design company, Thom Filicia Inc. in 1998. His firm has completed both residential and commercial work in metropolitan New York, the Hamptons, Connecticut, and Bermuda. His firm was chosen as the exclusive design firm for the U.S. Pavilion at the 2005 World’s Fair.
Filicia gained exposure when he became the interior design expert on the reality TV show ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy’ in 2003, which won an Emmy in 2004 for Outstanding Reality Program, and received a nomination again in the same category in 2005. He also is co-author of the ‘New York Times’ bestselling book, ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: The Fab Five’s Guide to Looking Better, Cooking Better, Dressing Better, Behaving Better, and Living Better’.
Source- Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thom_Filicia