Jay Manuel made his debut on the first cycle of America's Next Top Model as the poignant makeup artist and photo director who offered his sharp tongue, color commentary and industry expertise to help transform the girls from bland to glam.
Manuel is no stranger to "the business of managing the aesthetic," as he calls it. His renowned makeup skills are always in high demand by the likes of Tyra Banks, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Lopez, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Mya, Kim Cattrall, Naomi Campbell, Iman, Vanessa L. Williams, Jada Pinkett Smith, Pink, Emily Watson, Bridget Moynahan, Angela Bassett, Natalie Cole, David Bowie, Rupert Everett, Patti LaBelle, Toni Braxton, Rosario Dawson and Garcelle Beauvais-Nilon.
Manuel's unique vision extends much further, having designed ad campaigns and provided stunning conceptual direction for various fashion editorials. His collaborations with legendary photographers Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz and Francesco Scavullo have enhanced the pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire and the Victoria's Secret catalog.
Manuel is also the host and lead judge of Canada's Next Top Model.