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Wes and Queer Eye | Wes Meets His Shooter

By: Val Ceravich

Queer Eye
Wes meets his shooter in a meeting with Karamo Brown at a coffee shop.

DBNR’s founder, Wesley Hamilton, did the unthinkable during the filming of his Queer Eye episode when he met his shooter. It’s not easy to face the man who changed your life forever. But that’s exactly what Wesley did. Karamo Brown mediated the reconciliation, and Wesley developed a new level of freedom by facing his past. It was a tense, but ultimately liberating experience for him. Here’s the behind-the-scenes look from Wesley.

Wes meets his shooter in a meeting with Karamo Brown at a coffee shop.
Karamo Brown mediating Wes’s meeting with his shooter.

Catch up on the other articles about Wes and his time with the Fab Five from Queer Eye!


  1. Hi Wesley,

    I saw your story on Queer Eye and you’re such an inspiration. It was good to see you and Maurice meet and have a conversation about what happened to you. Although you and he will probably not be friends, but I hope he can learn from you do something positive with his life. Best wishes to you, your family and your organization. Keep doing what you’re doing.

  2. Hey Wesley, just saw watched the episode. Really powerful stuff man, you’re truly inspiring. Keep on keepin’ on!

    1. Hey Wesley I saw you on Queer Eye and man your are a truly amazing person.I can’t tell you how much your attitude inspires me to try and make changes in my own life. God bless you and all the wonderful work you are doing.

    2. Hey Wes,
      I just recently watched the Queer Eye episode featuring you in it. I loved your positive outlook on life and your acceptance of the change. Keep doing what you are doing. It is truly inspiring to see a man who is not deterred by a disability and who will fight in the face of adversity. I hope that you and Maurice will collaborate in the near future.

  3. Hello Mr Hamiton, I watched your story on GMA and was really inspired. You’re truly an amazing, courageous person. Continue success and more blessings helping others in your community.
    If I may ask : I started a Nonprofit Organization in 2017 in my Community in Florida ( Rose D’or Club, Inc) a Multicultural youth group empowering youth to embrace their culture, learn about diversity, stop bullying due to discrimination and hatred. 2020 Pandemic made it difficult and recruiting volunteers is difficult. People wanted to be paid, went funraising is difficult. Even posting requests payment to bring traffic on my website. Any suggestions on how to make my Organization a success. I invest all my personal saving to start it and don’t want to give it up. No support system right now. I started it after my breast cancer diagnosis and it means so much to me to make it a success. I would appreciated any idea or advice you could give me. Thank You 🙏 and God Bless!

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