With an eye for creating stunning conceptual direction, Jay Manuel has spent more than a decade in the world of high fashion and beauty, both in front of and behind the cameras.
Jay is well known for his roles as Fashion Correspondent for E! Networks, former host of The Style Network’s makeover series, Style Her Famous and Yahoo!’s “The Thread.” He’s best know as Creative Director and 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 Fashion Police. He was also host and executive producer of Canada’s Next Top Model.
He has co-hosted ABC’s The View, and has appeared on The Meredith Vieira Show, NBC’s Today, The Insider, The Wendy Williams Show, 106 and Park, Access Hollywood, Access Hollywood Live, E!News, Chelsea Lately, CBS The Early Show, Geraldo Live, Regis and Kelly, The Joy Behar Show, HLN’s Showbiz Tonight, The Nate Berkus Show, The Tyra Banks Show and MTV’s TRL.
A fashion and beauty expert who began his career as a makeup artist, his unique vision, expertise and incomparable style can be seen on the covers of the world’s most celebrated fashion magazines and on the runways of the industry’s top designers. Having built a career on calculated risk-taking and an exquisite taste and eye for what the public wants next, have led to him being sought-after by celebrities, photographers and advertising executives the world over. He has worked with the world’s most celebrated photographers, and has created “the look” for a long list of stars and models.
As a champion of today’s most important causes, Jay serves as 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.