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Jay Manuel

Mostly Credited As: Jay Manuel
Date Of Birth: August 14, 1972 (Age 42)
Country Of Birth: Canada
Birth Place: Springfield, Illinois USA
Height: 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Jay Manuel


Jay Manuel may be noticed for that silver hair and fashion expertise, but before he even entered the fashion world Manuel had other hopes and dreams. Originally, Manuel never thought he’d be in the fashion and beauty industry, as he had aspirations to become a medical professional. Born to a kidney specialist father, and a teacher mother, Manuel had his eyes set on the sciences, and was even accepted to the University of Toronto. Despite his medical dreams, Manuel had an immense love for opera. In between studying, Manuel flew to New York every month for opera training and coaching with the assistant conductor of the Metropolitan Opera. Manuel still held a deep passion for medicine, but felt a strong pull toward the arts. What really flipped the switch for Manuel was a publicity shoot for Martin Scorsese's “The Age of Innocence.” Manuel helped out by doing his opera teacher’s makeup. His work impressed the entire team and, before he knew it, Manuel left medicine and opera behind him. He was now a part of the fashion and beauty world. Manuel’s very first celebrity fashion gig was for a Luciano Pavarotti CD cover. Ever since then, his career has skyrocketed. He is most popular for being a judge and creative consultant on The CW’s “America’s Next Top Model,” alongside Tyra Banks. For 18 seasons he served on the show, but unfortunately was fired in 2012. He’s also been a part of several other fashion series like “Canada’s Next Top Model” and the Style Network’s makeover series, “Style Her Famous.” That’s not all; from time to time, Manuel can be spotted on the red carpet as a fashion expert for some of the top award shows including the Emmys, Grammys, SAG Awards, Golden Globes and Academy Awards. If that’s not enough, he’s also the host of Yahoo’s premiere fashion and beauty lifestyle program The Thread. In 2009, Manuel also gave others a little taste of his style with the launch of a contemporary women’s clothing line called Attitude at Sears Canada. When he’s not participating in the fashion world, Manuel is busy giving back to others. He’s a Smile Ambassador for Operation Smile and a huge supporter of the GLAAD Media Awards, AIDS research and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. For more than a decade, he’s been making a name for himself in the fashion and beauty world.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
CTV at the Oscars (2013)As: Himself
Operation Fabulous (2009)As: Himself (Co-Host)
Canada's Next Top Model (2006)As: Himself - Fashion Photographer, Make-up Artist & Model (Host S02 - S03)
America's Next Top Model (2003)As: Himself (Photo Shoot Director - S01-S08)
Episode Cast Credits 

The Nate Berkus Show (2010) 
  Style Crimes 01x152: (May/13/2011) As Himself 

Being Erica (2009) 
  Adam's Family 03x11: (Dec/01/2010) As Himself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 13, Show 25 13x25: (Oct/03/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Natasha Bedingfield; Jay Manuel; Rainn Wilson 26x246: (Aug/11/2008) As Himself 

The Tyra Banks Show (2005) 
  Insider Tips With Mr and Miss J 03x149: (May/19/2008) As Himself 
  Top Model Awards: The Fiercee Awards 03x146: (May/14/2008) As Himself 

The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet (2007) 
  Jay Manuel , Rue McClanahan, Alicia Silverstone 01x64: (Apr/19/2007) As Himself 

Canada's Next Top Model (2006) 
  Beauty Is As Beauty Poses 01x06: (Jul/05/2006) As Himself 

E! True Hollywood Story (1996) 
  America's Next Top Model 10x23: (Mar/26/2006) As Himself 

I Love the ‘80s: 3D (2005) 
  1980 01x01: (Oct/24/2005) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Best Week Ever (2004) 
  The Bachelor, Wrestlemania and more 03x10: (Apr/01/2005) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


America's Next Top Model (2003)• Producer (Photo shoot)

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