Best known as the creative director on the hit reality television show ‘America’s Next Top Model,' Jay Manuel is famous for his different artistic palate and a profound sense of aesthetics. Manuel has been a makeup artist and stylist to several celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Rebecca Romijn, Rupert Everett, Angela Bassett, Tyra Banks, David Bowie and Jennifer Lopez.
Career and Progression:
Jay Manuel previously worked in ‘the business of managing to aesthetic’ for several years. He has worked as a stylist and makeup artist for Vogue, Victoria’s secret, Marie Claire, Harper Bazaar, Cover Girl, and Revlon. He has also worked with some favorite fashion photographers which include Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts and Francesco Scavullo.
Moreover, he served a creative director of photo shoots on ‘America’s Next Top Model’ from 2003 to 2012. After being fired from the show, he appeared as the lead judge and host of the second and third cycles of ‘Canada’s Next Top Model.' He also made a guest appearance in ‘Degrassi Takes Manhattan.'
Similarly, he owns a makeup line named Manuel Override, clothing line named Attitude and cosmetics line named Jay Manuel Beauty.
How Much is Jay’s Net Worth?
The outstanding make-up artist, Jay Manuel reportedly enjoys a hefty net worth of $3 million dollars. He summoned the amount from his endeavors as the make- up artist and the earnings from television appearances, clothing line, and cosmetics line. He has strived for several years in the fashion industry and worked with some excellent actors and brands.
Does the Handsome Make-up Artist Have a Partner?
Well, it may come out as a surprise to Manuel’s fans, but the incredible make-up artist is of gay orientation. Jay has always been very open about his sexuality and stays confident in his own skin. He is bold and courageous and at the same time inspirational to numerous gay individuals who try to keep their originality behind the curtain.
Moreover, the love life of Manuel isn’t that exciting and interesting like his professional life. According to whos dated who, the artist is possibly single and unmarried. Although he has a passive personal life now, it wasn’t similar in the past. In fact, Jay was dating a famous American photographer, Francesco Scavullo. Jay and his formal boyfriend got along for a particular time and parted their ways without citing reasons.
As of now, the fans of Jay are looking forward to seeing him getting married and enjoying a beautiful life with his wife/husband.
His Short Bio:
Jay Manuel was born on August 14 of 1972, in Springfield, Illinois. His South African father is of Malaysian and Dutch descents and mother of Italian and Czech descent. Jay grew up with adoptive parents in Toronto where he studied at Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute and York University. The artist has an impressive height of 6 feet 1 inches that match his personality.