Karamo Brown (born November 2, 1980) is an American television host, reality television personality, and activist Karamo became the first out gay black man on reality TV when he appeared on MTV The Real World: Philadelphia.
On December 8, 2017 it was announced Karamo will star in the reboot of Queer Eye as the Culture Expert debuting on Netflix in February 2018.
Brown was born in Houston to a Jamaican mother and father and has three older sisters. He's a graduate of Florida A&M University and worked as a licensed social worker for nearly a decade after The Real World.
Karamo started his career in television on the MTV reality series Real World: Philadelphia in 2004 and competed in the Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II where he was eliminated in episode 6. Brown made a return to reality television on TV One’s The Next 15 in 2016, which followed Brown and five other reality stars.
Brown was a contributing host on HLN’s Dr. Drew on Call, YouTube’s The Young Turks, served as host and producer of HuffPost Live for Huffington Post and as a recurring guest host of Access Hollywood Live.
He is currently the host of MTV’s Are You The One: Second Chances. Karamo will star in the reboot of Queer Eye as the Culture Expert debuting on Netflix in February 2018.
Brown co-founded 6in10.org, an organization that works to combat HIV stigma and provides mental health support and HIV education to the LGBT community. Karamo volunteers as a youth counselor at the Los Angeles LGBT Center. Brown has also partnered with the Center for Disease Control and the National Black Justice Coalition as their health and wellness ambassador.
In 2007 Brown was notified that he was the father of a 10 year old boy Jason and received custody of him that year. Brown adopted Jason's half brother Chris in 2010. Karamo and his two sons moved back to Los Angeles in 2011 where they currently reside.