Celebrity Crush: I heart Jay Manuel!

I’m sure you’ve all heard of him and have seen his lovely face on TV many times. Jay Manuel is a TV personality from America’s Next Top Model and the E! Network as well as numerous other projects. He is also the host of Canada’s Next Top Model and Style Her Famous.

Jay was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on August 14th, 1972. His spunky looks and amazing style come from his mother of Italian and Czech decent and South African father of  Malaysian and Dutch descent.

Jay Manuel

Before he wound up in the world of fashion, Jay was a pre-med student and studied opera! He then eventually became a makeup artist where he has worked with the likes of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Victoria’s Secret and Revlon. He has worked his magic on numerous celebrities and made them look amazing and he is even lucky enough to be the personal make-up artist for supermodel Tyra Banks. He has worked with some amazing photographers including Herb Ritts, Richard Avedon, Annie Leibovitz, and Francesco Scavullo.

Jay is a make-up artist, fashion photographer and model. His most recognisable role is the Art Director for photo shoots on reality show, America’s Next Top Model, hosted and produced by Tyra Banks. Affectionately known as Mr. Jay, his role on the show also includes being a makeup artist and a guest judge. I am a huge fan of Top Model and love watching Jay while he manages to transform these models from dull to glam in mere minutes. His designs for amazing photo shoots and runway shows are extraordinary.

Mr. Jay in Action!

Jay now hosts and is lead judge of the second and third cycle of Canada’s Next Top Model. He is the face of Match.com, the internet dating site and often appears on E! Network’s, Fashion Police and Live From the Red Carpet for the Academy Awards, The Grammys, The Golden Globes and The Primetime Emmy Awards.
Jay also hosts his own show on the Style Network called, Style Her Famous. This is a really fun makeover show where woman are styled to look like a celebrity they admire.
He has also introduced his own make-up line called Manuel Override which can be purchased on QVC. Unfortunately, QVC do not deliver to Australia yet so I will be looking out for this line on eBay (hopefully!).

Jay Manuel is my current celebrity crush. He is openly gay though, so I don’t think he will crushing back on me anytime soon!
Yes, I googled and this is the question – who is Jay Manuel’s boyfriend? Who knows, all I can say is that I really admire him and everything he has accomplished in his career so far and wish him well in all his future successes!

Kisses dolls,
Love Kirst xx

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Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Keeping up with the Kardashians is an American Reality TV series airing on E! on Foxtel. The show has been going strong since October 2007 and the 4th season just finished in February. The series takes a look into the lives of the Kardashian/Jenner family. The show has a bit of everything – hilarious laugh-out-loud episodes, weddings, births and heartbreak.

A spin-off of the show, starring sisters Khloé Kardashian and Kourtney Kardashion  called Kourtney and Khloé take Miami documents the sisters opening a new boutique in Miami, Florida. Season two will be aired in June 2010.

Keeping Up With The Kadashians

THE CAST:

Kim Kardashian, 29 – The Bombshell
Kim is the middle child and daughter of Kris Jenner and the late defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sr. She is dating NFL football player Reggie Bush. Kim co-owns the D-A-S-H boutique with her sisters Khloé and Kourtney. She also has her own online show-shopping site called Shoedazzle, has a signature fragrance and her own fitness DVD’s. She originally became famous for the infamous sex tape with her ex boyfriend, singer Ray J. Kim has appeared in TV shows like How I Met Your Mother and CSI:NY and films such as Disaster Movie. She has been on countless magazine covers and has done countless interviews.

Khloé Kardashian, 25 – Mrs. Odom
Khloe is the youngest daughter of Kris Jenner and the late defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sr. According to her she is also the wisest of the Kardashian sisters.
Khloe is the new blushing bride of  Los Angeles Lakers Basketball star Lamar Odom. We saw her get married in a special episode of KUWTK. She is extremely loyal and protective of her family. She has a sharp tongue and quick-witted sense of humor. She is also a spokeswoman (with Kim) for diet product Quick Trim, a PETA supporter (she appeared in a nude photo shoot for PETA’s “I’d Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur” campaign) and co-owner of the Dash boutiques with her sisters. She made headlines following a DUI arrest in 2007.
She has also participated in Celebrity Apprentice.

Kourtney Kardashain, 30 – The Hot Mama
Kourtney is the eldest daughter of Kris Jenner and the late defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sr. Kourtney is the petite older sister and is now a first-time mom to son Mason with her boyfriend, Scott Disick. She still manages to take care of boutique Dash which she co-owns with her sisters. She also co-owns the children’s clothing store, Smooch with her mother, Kris. She previously appeared in the reality television show Filthy Rich: Cattle Drive. Kourtney can hold a grudge and when she is mad, she gets really mad. She also has a really sweet side and always makes the room in her life to spend quality time with her family.

Kris Jenner, 54 – The Momager
Kris is the mother of mother of Kim, Kourtney, Khloé and Robert with ex-husband and the late, Robert Kardashian, Sr. She is also the mother of Kendall and Kylie with current husband, Bruce Jenner. Kris is one of the busiest moms (and grandmas) in Hollywood. She manages Bruce, Kim, Kourtney and Khloé’s careers as well as Kendall’s new modeling career and also runs her children’s boutique, Smooch, which she co-owns with daughter Kourtney. She also finds the time to being a hands-on mother and housewife. 

Bruce Jenner, 60 – Mr. Mom
Bruce is a father of 10. Bruce married Kris in 1991 and became stepfather to Kris’s children, in addition to four children from two previous marriages. Bruce and Kris have had two children together. He is an American Olympic gold medalist decathlon champion and is the glue that holds this family together. He is also a motivational speaker and holds events all across the nation. He always puts family first—followed closely by golfing and piloting his radio-controlled helicopters.

Kendall Jenner, 14 – Belle of the Ball
Kendall is the eldest daughter of Kris and Bruce. She recently signed as a teen model with the Wilhelmina modeling agency and has already landed a job with Forever 21. She still focuses on her family, busy school schedule and love of horses.


Kylie Jenner,
12 – Firecracker
Kylie is the youngest daughter of Kris and Bruce. She is also the youngest of all the girls. Kylie is a firecracker in the making. She has an outgoing personality and girl-next-door looks. Her career ambition is to get into acting. She enjoys torturing her father Bruce by wearing makeup and growing up into a young woman.

Robert Kardashian, Jr. 22 – Mr. Business
Robert is the youngest son of Kris Jenner and the late defense attorney Robert Kardashian, Sr. At the start of the series Robert was very shy and let his sisters walk all over him. He has now turned into a confident young man. Robert graduated from the University of Southern California where his father studied, with a business degree. He is now the CEO of Perfect Skin where he is developing his own line of skin-care products.

Scott Disick is Kourtney’s boyfriend and father of her son, Mason. (season 1-present)

Lamar Odom is Khloé’s husband and plays as a foward for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Reggie Bush is Kim’s bf and running back for the New Orleans Saints.

Adrienne Bailon is Rob’s ex-girlfriend who broke up with him because he cheated on her. She is also an ex-Cheetah Girl.

So make sure you tune in and watch Keeping Up With The Kardashians!

Love Kirst xx

Giuliana & Bill – Perfect Match

Have you been watching Giuliana & Bill on E! and The Style Network? Well, you should be! It’s hilarious, lovely and sometimes brings a tear to your eye!

Giuliana & Bill were married in Italy on the 1st of September, 2007. During an interview Giuliana remembers that she met Bill a long time ago at an NBC party where Giuliana’s ex-boyfriend was working. He actually introduced them! Giuliana was a fan of The Apprentice and thought Bill was a cutie-pie, but that was that. Giuliana then interviewed Bill a year later when they were both in relationships and then again a couple of years later where they were both single and that’s when they hit it off.

Giuliana & Bill

Bill is based in Chicago and Giuliana is based in LA during the week. They split their time between the two cities and travel back and forth to see each other. They aren’t to worried about it at the moment as they love each other enough to know it’s not going to hurt them. They will re-access their situation later especially when it comes to having kids. Right now they are both focusing on their careers.

We’ve watched them bond over their Italy Wedding, building a house and even planning a second wedding (jealous much?!). I’ve heard that the first season of their show was about getting to know Giuliana & Bill. Apparently the second season gets more personal, so fasten your seatbelts!

Giuliana & Bill really are the perfect couple. You can just feel how in love they are and how much they really respect each other. We’ve seen them laugh together, cry together and work out together. I can’t wait for the next episode!

Love Kirst xx