Jay Manuel

United States

Jay Manuel Bio

Who is Jay Manuel

Canadian American make-up artist. He is most recognizable as the former creative director on the popular reality television show America's Next Top Model.

Early Life (Childhood)

Manuel was born in Springfield, Illinois. He was raised by adoptive parents in Toronto. Before entering the fashion industry, Manuel was a pre-med student and also studied opera, which included working for the Metropolitan Opera.

Interesting Facts

Originally, Jay wanted to become an opera singer. This fell through when he was told it would take a decade for his voice to improve. He then decided to pursue his other love - fashion.

Personal Life

Jay Manuel is homosexual and is open about it. He is currently dating his boyfriend, Francesco Scavullo. In September 2006, he introduced his own make-up line, Manuel Override, on QVC.


Is going to take over hosting Canada's Next Top Model (2006), from Tricia Helfer, in cycle 2.