David Evangelista is an openly gay five time Emmy Award nominated fashion/beauty contributor to The Early Show, as well as a guest judge on Iron Chef America and a well known red carpet regular who playfully seeks Joan Rivers as his rival. He was nominated for five Emmy Awards for the hairstyling he did on The Rosie O'Donnell Show.
He is well known for his contributions to The Early Show, including his makeover segments, his take on red-carpet fashion, as well as just regular tips on fashion and beauty. Since 2002 he has been a regular contributor, appearing on the show at least once a month.
He is close friends with Joan Rivers, and has been seen with the likes of "Cojo", critiquing celebrities as they "strut their stuff" on the red carpet.
He is also friends with Rachael Ray and Alton Brown of The Food Network fame. In 2006 he was invited to serve as a guest judge on several occasions on the request of both Alton Brown and Rachael Ray. He became a memorable guest judge on the show for his strict, but gentle comments towards the chefs in each episode. To this date Evangelista has guest judged over 6 times on Iron Chef: America, and served as a guest judge in the most memorable episode to date ; in which Rachael Ray served up her best in a contest against well-known Italian cook Giada de Laurentiis.