Iain Murray might be on to something: "there's more than a little similarity between the Queer Eye crew and the Spice Girls."
What does this tell us about the "types" that we look for in these manufactured teams? Spice Girls? Backstreet Boys? N-Sync? Trading Spaces? Manufactured team celebrities appeal to the widest possible audience by being identifiably different from one another & letting each of us have a favourite.