When Carson launched his own fashion line on QVC in 2006, his collection sold out within 40 minutes, causing QVC to cut the two-hour show short.
In November 2006 Carson launched his own line of clothing and accessories for men and women, titled "Perfect", with retailer QVC.
He made his second movie appearance in 2006, playing an elf in an NBC Christmas TV movie titled The Year Without Santa.
He made his film debut in 2005, playing a bartender named Lance in the movie The Perfect Man.
In 2004 Carson published his first book, a guide to men's fashion, titled Off the Cuff: The Essential Style Guide for Men--And the Women Who Love Them.
In 2005, Carson published a children's book celebrating diversity, titled You're Different and That's Super.
Carson owns three horses (named George after George Clooney, Elle after Reese Witherspoon's character from Legally Blonde, and Lola after the character from the song Cococabana), and a dog (named Julio).
Carson is a nationally ranked equestrian and competed with the US World Cup equestrian team. He owns three horses, and regularly competes on the American Saddlebred circuit.
Carson graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor's degree in management, with a concentration in both entrepreneurship and finance, from Gettysburg College. He also minored in studio arts and became an accomplished sculptor.
Carson (on growing up gay): I'm always the one who's cutting it up, but this is serious for me. When I was growing up, I was obviously gay, and I got heckled every day of my life. The only way I knew how to survive was to make people laugh. If I could make them laugh, I wouldn't get hung in a locker for two hours. That's a blessing.
Carson: It's interesting because when we started doing the show, none of us thought of it as having any political agenda. And I think the real power from it and the real power that people obtain in their life is that there's great power and freedom in being yourself and expressing who you are. I think the beauty of our show is that unknowingly we got to do that ourselves and express ourselves and be true to ourselves and be honest and be out. The Philippine Daily Inquirer, July 2006.
Carson (on gay marriage): It's a human rights issue, and gay people and straight people, they should have the same rights. Whether you're gay or straight, with a physical disability, your skin's a different color, it's absurd in this age to not be aware and be concerned of the inequity in rights.
Carson: (on his book "You're Different and That's Super): I wrote the book because I realized that kids feel different for a lot of different reasons. It's really important to share the idea that being different might feel like a problem at the time, but ultimately diversity is a strength.