In the news: Jay Manuel of Canada’s Next Top Model

Sarah Hampson of the Globe and Mail paints a slightly ridiculous portrait of the man self-described as the “Director of the Esthetic”:

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    “Tyranny of the Esthetic would be a better name for his work. Mr. Manuel is symptomatic of the cultural preoccupation with surface. He is prickly about which physical attributes are real and which are not, perhaps because so much is enhanced or fake.”