judgeJay Manuel
biography

Entrepreneur. CEO. Creative Director. TV personality. Makeup artist. Visionary. Jay Manuel is all of these things in the business of managing the aesthetic,and more. Jay embodies the creativity and focus essential for developing a unique and memorable personal style. Beginning his career as a Makeup Artist, he quickly became an admired fashion and beauty expert who has worked with some of the industry’s most creative visionaries and beauty icons. He has spent 20 years on both sides of the camera working with the world’s most celebrated magazines and as a fashion correspondent, series regular, host, judge, creative director and executive producer on some of the decade’s hottest television shows. Jay is well recognized for the energy and dynamism he brought to his roles as Fashion Correspondent for E! Networks, Host of The Style Network's makeover series, "Style Her Famous” and as the inspired Creative Director/Judge on the CW Network reality series "America's Next Top Model".He has also hosted "Style Rocks the Red Carpet" for New York Fashion Week and been co-host of "Fashion Police". He parlayed his previous experience to shine in his role as Host/Executive Producer of "Canada's Next Top Model"and has covered the glamorous red carpet world of celebrity fashion and beauty at the Emmys, The SAG Awards, the Grammys, the Golden Globes and the Oscars. As an advocate and champion, Jay uses his celebrity to shine a light on today’s most important causes. He serves as a Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile and has lent his talents to hosting the Red Carpet for the “GLAAD Media Awards”(Los Angeles), hosting "Fashion Cares" (Toronto) which benefits AIDS research and hosting the "American Image Awards" (New York) benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. In 2015, Jay realized his career-long dream and launched Jay Manuel Beauty, a prestige line of cosmetics based on a new Filter Finish Collection™ technology. In partnership with Simon Property Group, Jay launched the inaugural Jay Manuel Beauty Retail Experience in November 2017 at Roosevelt Field Mall with a national expansion to follow in 2018.