Jonathan Van Ness is no stranger to breaking boundaries. The Queer Eye star has rocked dresses on the red carpet, been open about his gender identity (he identifies as non-binary but uses “he” and “him” pronouns), and candidly written about his diagnosis as HIV positive in his vulnerable memoir. Now, he’s adding yet another barrier-breaking title to his growing list: first non-female cover star of Cosmopolitan U.K. in 35 years.

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JVN posted an excited Instagram to share the news. In the cover shoot, he’s wearing an orange sherbet-colored Christian Siriano gown made of tulle and a pair of high socks and Nike trainers. Of course, his Queer Eye counterparts commented plenty of love and congratulations.

Van Ness beams on the front of the magazine, with a cover line teasing, “Jonathan Van Ness: Yep, we did it. You’re totally welcome.”

The U.K. edition of the iconic magazine featured One Direction on its December 2012 cover nearly eight years ago as the first all-male cover stars. But Van Ness is the first solo, non-female-identifying celeb to grace the front page in the publication’s history.

Van Ness was also previously named the first non-female ambassador for Essie nail polish during Pride month, saying of the honor, “For me, polish has always been a form of self-expression.”

We’re couldn’t be more thrilled for our twirling goddess and give major props to the British Cosmopolitan for championing yet another non-traditional cover star. We can’t wait to read his story in the January 2020 issue.