Queer Eye’s season 7 features the same fab five: Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Bobby Berk, and Jonathan Van Ness as they help the struggling residents of New Orleans. What they give is more than an ordinary makeover–the fab five transforms cast members’ lives in a way they’d never imagined. Among the season 7 cast, Michael Richard is one.
Learn everything about him in the article below.
Michael Richard On Queer Eye
A farmer by profession, Michael was a child when he first developed an interest in plants, gardening, and farming. The feeling of giving back to the community was instilled in him because he himself grew up in such an environment where they constantly gave back despite not having much for themselves.
For as long as he can remember, Michael struggled with his identity and self-worth. A worker at Recirculating Farms in New Orleans’ Central City, Michael constantly struggled with feeling worthy of people’s time and feeling judged while talking about gardening and farming.
Michael’s fiance Kaila Marie Vignes nominated him on Queer Eye. The first thing Michael’s supervisor, Marianne, did in his makeover was to instruct the Fab Five to show Michael that he is worthy of respect.
Grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness tried channeling 10% of Michael’s enthusiasm for gardening into grooming himself; he gave his hair a fresh Afro look. Culture expert Karamo Brown showed Michael that he has community support accessible to him. Fashion expert Tan France helped Michael in finding a happy medium; he designed outfits for Michael and built him a wardrobe.
Design expert Bobby Berk pushed Michael onto sending his application to become the Executive Director of Recirculating Farms which he had put on hold for years. Bobby also transformed Michael’s house into a welcoming space for guests. Finally, Food and wine expert Antoni Porowsk assisted Michael in Recirculating Farms’ annual fundraiser; she helped with the catering and was also in charge of appetizers at the event.
After the makeover, Michael seemed to be doing good in both his personal as well as professional life. As of May 2023, he was serving Recirculating Farms as a director, with his process of becoming Executive Director still continuing.
Furthermore, Michael was also accepted into the environmental law program with a scholarship. As a result of which, he is currently pursuing a Master’s in Environmental Law and Policy at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.
Are Michael Richard And Kaila Marie Vignes Still Together?
We can happily say that Michael Richard and his partner Kaila Marie Vignes were still together at the time of this writing. On February 23, 2023, Kaila even shared a picture of herself and Michael on her Facebook.
Michael and Kaila reportedly got engaged to each other on June 1, 2020. The couple have not gotten married yet.
Information about their love life was unavailable as of 2023.
Michael Richard Age
As per Michael’s Facebook, he was born in 1991. His age was 31 as of May 2023.
Who Are Michael Richard Parents?
Born to Creole parents, who were both half-Black and half-Native American, Michael faced an identity crisis at an early age.
His early years were not particularly happy as there was no stability at his home–with his father having his own set of issues and his mother outrightly refusing to let him live with her.
Michael’s mother is Margie Whitfield. She currently works as Access Navigator at Ochsner Health. She has a BA in Psychology and MA in Organizations Management, both from Ashford University.
Michael’s dad is now married to another partner, Angelique Scott Harrell Richard. As per radaris.com, Michael’s stepmom turned 60 years old in 2023.
In the family, Micahel has two brothers. Their identity was undisclosed as of 2023.
Michael Richard Job
Currently a student of Environmental Law and Policy at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Michael had previously done a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Southeastern University.
After the completion of Queer Eye Season 7, Michael was reportedly promoted to farms director at Recirculating Farms, which meant that the Fab 5 did do some work on him.
Talking more about Michael’s job, he is on the leadership team of the Greater New Orleans Growers Alliance and a Food Policy Action Council. The reality TV star leads programs for children and young adults, focused on inspiring connections to fresh food and healthy lifestyles.
A recipient of the National Young Farmers Coalition’s 2023 Young Farmer Grant, Michael also pursues his passion for modeling and acting.
Michael Richard Height
Queer Eye Season 7 star Michael stands tall at a height of 6 feet.
When Is Michael Richard Birthday?
Reportedly, Michael celebrates his birthday on the 25th of October every year.
Where Is Michael Richard From?
Michael hails from New Orleans, Louisiana.
Is Michael Richard On Instagram And Facebook?
You can find Michael Richard on Instagram @mcr2nd. Most of his IG feed is full of his own pictures as well as pictures of him with his partner Kaila Marie. At the time of this writing, Michael had only 754 followers on Instagram. On Facebook, Michael goes by the name “Michael Christopher Richard II,” which is also his full name.