Jay Manuel
Canadian make-up artist
Jay Manuel
Jay Manuel is a Canadian make-up artist, fashion photographer, and model. He is most recognizable as the director of photo shoots on the popular reality television show America's Next Top Model. Manuel is also the host and lead judge of the second and third cycle of Canada's Next Top Model, a spin-off to the original. Manuel was born in Springfield, Illnois to a mother of Italian and Czech descent and a South African father of Malaysian and Dutch descent.
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Front Row Fashion Week 2013: Miss J And Jay Manuel Show Up Sans Tyra (PHOTOS)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It may be Monday, but celebs like Michelle Dockery, Christina Ricci and Molly Sims were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in the tents this morning. New York Fashion Week has already seen several famous faces in the front rows, and Day 5 inevitably brought more big names to the tents. Katie Cassidy seems to be a Front Row frontrunner as she attended Pamella Roland this morning, and then Karen Walker a few hours later... with an outfit change, obviously. And New York Fashion Week wouldn't be complete without America's Next Top Model personalities J. Alexander, photographer Nigel Barker and makeup artist Jay Manuel -- will Tyra Banks make an appearance later this week? Check out more big names filling the front rows on Monday. Want more? Be sure to check out HuffPost Style on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest and Instagram at @HuffPostStyle.
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The 'blanket' over California retired annuitants' executive pay
The Sacramento Bee - almost 4 years
Our story in Sunday's Bee looked at how California's state government appoints retired annuitants to high-level, high-paying "career executive assignment" positions with virtually no oversight. One aspect that the report doesn't address is how departments use "blanket funds" to pay for the 75 executive positions we reviewed. Paying CEAs with "blanket" money, at the very least, runs counter to the spirit of state policies intended to scrutinize and limit those high-level leadership and policy-making classifications. "If you retire as a CEA and one of your friends wants to bring you back," said Norma Suave, a retired state human resources and labor relations officer, told The State Worker, "paying them under the blanket is a way of bringing you back in and paying you CEA pay." Blanket funds are essentially a department's petty cash drawer for personnel expenses. "Under the blanket" pay goes to here-today-gone tomorrow employees such as expert witnesses for court cases ...
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Mary Crescenzo: To Dye Or Not To Dye? Why I Became A White-Haired Woman
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
I've made the transition. More and more baby boomers and others are doing it, too. We're letting it all hang out on our heads, from pure white to gritty gray, from Richard Gere to Mo Rocca, from Emmylou Harris to Judy Dench. There is a beauty to naked hair. Yet as we forge our way to buck the stereotypes of the evil, icy witch, the powerful bitch (Meryl Streep's character in the film The Devil Wears Prada) and that general image of over the hill, there is a price to pay. Want to rise in the corporate world? White hair will get you nowhere. Women and even men on the bottom rungs are dying to climb up. Don't worry if you're a man at the top. You're seen as mature, powerful and wise when white begins to shade your natural color. (I shall use the terms white and gray interchangeably.) Those hair color advertisements are for both women and men: Color your hair and you'll be noticed, land that job, and get the guy or girl. Other product ads subscribe to the double standard of w ...
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Tyra Banks: Don't Hate Me for Letting Men Compete on America's Next Top Model!
US Magazine - over 4 years
America's Next Top Model fans were stunned when show execs axed fan favorite judges Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander in favor of Rob Evans, Kelly Cutrone and Johnny Wujek for cycle 19 -- and there are even more changes in store for ANTM's 20th cycle. When the next installment premieres in summer 2013, Tyra Banks and Co. will be bringing in the men -- allowing male models to compete on the series for the first time in show history. Living in the same house along with their female catwalk counterparts, the men will face the public as ANTM takes its elimination voting to social media and allows viewers to help decide who gets the boot. PHOTOS: ANTM's most beloved past contestants Aware that the new shakeup may make waves among the ANTM diehards, Banks, 38, told Us Weekly that she isn't the only one who decided to introduce men into the competition. "The male model idea has been around for five years and everyone says, 'Tyra! You're the boss, so we hate you for this, a ...
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Nick Antonelli: 'America's Next Top Model' Recap: Meet Tyra's Co-Eds
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Oh, hello there! If you're just joining us, then might I suggest that you buckle the hell up, because everything is about to stop making sense. We are entering the deviant and enigmatic world of "America's Next Top Model" (Fridays at 8 p.m. ET on The CW), a place where women are critiqued for posture as tarantulas are lowered onto their faces. Here, nonsense words are used as legitimate criteria by a panel of judges (see: "smize," "tooch," "dreckitude"), and low-grade weaves are forcibly sewn onto the scalps of sobbing white women. Like I said, nothing makes any sense. Now, don't let my gushing bitterness deceive you -- I am nothing if not a faithful servant to the altar of Tyra Banks. I have spent years of my life scrutinizing the "ANTM" archives. I have lovingly memorized the words to TyTy's epic Cycle 4 freak-out. I have read "Modelland," people!! With these shameful facts related, I must concede that there are a few minor/extreme changes to the show's format this season ...
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America's Next Top Model: Watch Tyra Banks, New Judges in Action!
US Magazine - over 4 years
Here they are, America: Meet your new Top Model judges! Tyra Banks parted ways with longtime panelists Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander at the end of cycle 18 in April, and when cycle 19 premieres on The CW this Friday, she'll be joined instead by fashion publicist Kelly Cutrone, supermodel Rob Evans and celeb stylist Jonny Wujek to critique a new batch of college-aged catwalkers. In this sneak preview clip, the judges meet 21-year-old Laura James, a student at Paul Smith's College in New York. Having wowed the judges during a prior runway show, James faces criticism at the panel session from new judge Wujek, who styles Katy Perry. PHOTOS: ANTM's most beloved past contestants "[At the show] you were killing it, but today I'm bummed, because you look a little like a publicist," he tells the LBD-clad brunette as the camera pans to Cutrone, the owner of NYC-based PR firm People's Revolution. (Cutrone also mentored Whitney Port on MTV's The City and had her own Brav ...
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Why Tyra Almost Quit 'Top Model'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Tyra Banks almost walked away from her hit modeling reality series "America's Next Top Model." “I've thought about turning the reigns over,” she told the New York Post. "I had to be reminded that [the show] is my baby. A few years ago, I was willing to give my baby up for adoption!" Banks said she's hired help, a personal executive coach, to help her cope with the pressures. She said she's learning to delegate. “It has decreased my stress more," she said. "America's Next Top Model" has lived across two networks -- UPN and The CW -- aired 18 cycles, with the 19th on the way and seen its fair share of faces come and go from the judging panel. The most recent shake-up happened in 2012 when J. Alexander, Jay Manuel and Nigel Barker were dropped from the series. The upcoming Season 19, which will be college-themed, will feature new faces Rob Evans, Johnny Wujek, Bryanboy and returning judge Kelly Cutrone. Wujek will serve as the photo shoot creative consultant and Bryan ...
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PHOTOS: Naomi Wants To See Your Best 'Face'
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Are you ready to put your best face forward? If so, Naomi Campbell wants to see what you've got. The supermodel is hosting two open calls in New York City and Los Angeles this month to find a bevy of beauties to compete in her new model competition reality show "The Face." Hopefuls looking to star in the Oxygen Network show, set to debut sometime next year, must be at least 18 years old to audition. And since it is a model search, ladies that are five-feet-seven-inches or taller are specifically encouraged to attend the call. Stakes are high: the winner will become the face of a "major national brand" (but no word on which one yet). And while you start practicing your best smile (or smize), make sure you perfect your strut. The audition announcement reads: "Be prepared to give us your best walk as well." Need some more direction? In a press release about the casting call, Naomi offers up the following info: "I'm looking for contestants who have the whole ...
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Oneka LaBennett: Papa's Got a Brand New Outlook on Gay Marriage
Huffington Post - over 4 years
When President Obama endorsed marriage rights for same-sex couples on May 9 -- becoming the first American president to do so -- he said his adolescent and pre-adolescent daughters had influenced his thinking. The girls have friends raised by same-sex couples, he said, and they could not imagine that their friends' parents should be treated differently. Do Sasha and Malia Obama represent a sea change in black attitudes towards gay rights? The NAACP's May 19th announcement in support of same-sex marriage, which came on the heels of President Obama's, was a surprise to many. Superficial analysis of California's Proposition 8 ballot initiative suggested that when blacks came out to vote they voted against marriage equality. While talk around the passage of Proposition 8 asserted that black voters disproportionately fueled the initiative, an extensive study showed that other factors such as age, party identification and church attendance are more relevant than race in influe ...
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Naomi Campbell Signs on for Oxygen Reality Show 'The Face'
The Wrap - almost 5 years
Naomi Campbell is throwing her hat into the reality TV ring. The occasionally temperamental supermodel has signed on to serve as one of the coaches on Oxygen's upcoming unscripted offering "The Face." The series, which comes as part of Oxygen's push to boost its original programming by 50 percent, will feature three supermodel coaches leading and mentoring their teams of aspiring models through the ins and outs of the modeling world.   Also read: Celebs Off a Plane: 10 Famous Problem Flyers "Throughout the series, the supermodel coaches will mentor these young hopefuls through the tricks of the trade while exposing them to the very best photographers, stylists and designers in the fashion world," Oxygen said of the series. The winning contestant of the series will receive a contract to model for a major national brand. Also read: "ANTM" Makeover: Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander Leaving The show's other coaches, as well as the brand that the contestants ...
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Tyra Banks on America's Next Top Model Firings: Show "Needs a New Boost"
US Magazine - almost 5 years
Tyra Banks shocked America's Next Top Model fans when she fired her panel of experts -- Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and J. Alexander -- but the show's hostess says cleaning house was a necessary evil. "We reached a point where were feel the show needs a new boost," Banks, 39, told Access Hollywood at New York City's Matrix Awards, just days after news broke that she had let her trusted colleagues go. PHOTOS: Stars who were fired Photographer Barker, runway coach Alexander and creative director Manuel have been with America's Next Top Model since its inception in 2003, but Banks confirmed via Facebook Friday that the trio would not return for Cycle 18. VIDEO: Wildest Top Model freakouts "It's very difficult because I love my guys -- they're my guys," Banks told Access, adding that she wouldn't rule out working with the men in the future. "My partner Ken Mok and I have projects we're developing, and we're a family -- it doesn't end." PHOTOS: Reality TV shockers Thoug ...
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Chris Jancelewicz: Just Let 'Top Model' Go, Tyra
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
In what might be the most embarrassing confession of my career, I will admit that "America's Next Top Model" is my guilty pleasure. I've watched it since the early days of Adrianne Curry, the first-ever winner; I've seen Tyra Banks' hair morph from sleek bob to red weave to waist-length 'do; and I've witnessed the endless cycle of judges come and go. None of these changes have been particularly shocking. But when Tyra announced last week that she was firing long-time "Top Model" personalities Nigel Barker, Jay Manuel and Jay Alexander, I was floored. Aside from the contestants' shifting attitudes and characteristics from season to season, that fired triad was the meat of the show. Now gutted, whatever poses as "America's Next Top Model" will be nothing of the sort. Nigel and "The Jays" are as much a part of the identity of "ANTM" as Tyra herself -- in fact, most of their "celebrity" and popularity came from their roles on the show. In recent seasons, Tyra has been getti ...
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23rd GLAAD Media Awards In Los Angeles
Outtake - almost 5 years
The GLAAD Media Awards were held in Los Angeles Saturday Night. They’re call it The Year of Chaz as the Transgender Activist picked up 2 additional prizes as part of the watchdog group's 23rd annual Media Awards. Bono was also honored with GLAAD's Stephen F. Kolzak Award which is presented annually to an openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender media professional who has made a significant difference in promoting equality. Cher presented her son with the award & was joined on stage by Rep. Mary Bono Mack. Past winners have included Ellen DeGeneres, Rufus Wainwright, Wanda Sykes, John Waters & Melissa Etheridge. Bono was chronicled in Becoming Chaz, about his transition from female to male & was joined on stage by directors Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato to pick up the prize for outstanding documentary for the OWN release. Bono's 2 awards come a month after the organization recognized ABC's Dancing With the Stars as outstanding reality program after a season in which B ...
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Jay Manuel On 'America's Next Top Model' Firing
Gather - Celebs - almost 5 years
America's Next Top Model has been on the air for nine years, but it looks like they are going to try changing things up in an attempt to boost ratings. It's not uncommon for shows to "switch things . . .
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Nigel Barker to America's Next Top Model: Good Luck Without Me!
The Hollywood Gossip - almost 5 years
Nigel Barker, a photographer who has been with America's Next Top Model since its beginning in 2003, was let go from the reality competition this week. How is he taking the news? Not too well. "Good luck to whoever [replaces me]," Barker told TMZ. "I would imagine it's a tricky thing to replace someone who's going on their 19th season." Neither J. Alexander nor Jay Manuel will return to America's Next Top Model this fall, either, as insiders tell major changes are in store. Ratings have not been strong for two cycles in a row now. ""Who knows if this is going to work?" Barker asked. "I don't necessarily think it's a good idea ... Maybe it will work. Maybe it won't. I wish them luck." Somehow, we doubt he totally means that. [Photo: WENN.com]
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jay Manuel
    THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    On April 20th, 2012, it was announced that Jay Manuel, J. Alexander and Nigel Barker would not be returning for the next cycle of America's Next Top Model.
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  • 2011
    Age 38
    In 2011 Jay Manuel released a clothing line for Sears by the name of Attitude.
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  • 2006
    Age 33
    In September 2006, he introduced his own make-up line, Manuel Override, on QVC.
    More Details Hide Details He is the personal make-up artist of supermodel Tyra Banks. On America's Next Top Model, Manuel is also known as "Mister Jay", a counterpart to J. Alexander's "Miss J." He also made a cameo appearance in Degrassi Takes Manhattan, as well as playing himself in a season 3 episode of the comedy-drama television series Being Erica.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on August 14, 1972.
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