Net Worth: $3 Million
- Source of Wealth Makeup Artist, Television
- Birth Place Springfield, Illinois
- Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)
- Nationality Canadian-American
- Date of Birth August 14, 1972
- Ethnicity Italian and Czech, and South African of Cape-Malay descent
- Occupation Makeup Artist and Reality TV Personality
- Education Dr. Norman Bethune College Institute and York University
About Jay Manuel
Canadian-American makeup artist and reality show personality Jay Manuel has an estimated net worth of $3 million. He was born on August 14, 1972 in Springfield, Illinois, USA. Adopted by Canadian parents, he attended Dr. Norman Bethune College Institute and York University. At one point, he was a pre-med student who also studied opera and worked for the Metropolitan Opera.
As a makeup artist, Manuel worked for clients such as Tyra Banks (personal make-up artists) and Iman. Other clients included Elsa Benitez, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Lopez, Rebecca Romjin, Mya, Kim Cattrall, Naomi Campbell, Vanessa Williams, Jada Pinkett Smith, Pink, Emily Watson, Bridget Moynahan, Angela Bassett, Natalie Cole, David Bowie, Rupert Everett, Patti LaBelle, Toni Braxton, Rosario Dawson, and Garcelle Beauvais.
Jay Manuel is most recognized as the former photo shoot director of the popular reality television show America’s Next Top Model (ANTM). He was fired during the eighteenth cycle of the show in 2012, along with Alexander and Nigel Barker. He is also a host and lead judge for the second and third cycle of the spin-off Canada’s Next Top Model.
Along with another ANTM personality and friend, J. Alexander, Manuel often appears on the Fashion Police episodes of E!: Entertainment Television with Debbie Matenopoulos. He also hosts his own show Style Her Famous on Style Network. He had a cameo appearance in DeGrassi Takes Manhattan, and played himself on a season 3 episode of the comedy-drama television series Being Erica. In 2011, he released a clothing line for Sears called Attitude.