Miss Universe 2011 - Judge - BJ Coleman
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BJ Coleman


As a publicist, journalist, and television personality BJ Coleman has established himself as a contemporary authoritative figure on entertainment and fashion.

BJ got an early start in entertainment when, at age 15, he filled the post of posse member on BET’s popular teen talk show Teen Summit with host Ananda Lewis, interviewing such personalities as Hilary Clinton, Method Man and LL Cool J. After a string of positions with Maury Povich, CNN, and Queen Latifah, by his senior year, BJ was hired as the personal assistant to Baby Phat creative director Kimora Lee Simmons.

In 2003, Coleman became a trusted fixture on the walls of NC Connect (Naomi Campbell’s Marketing and PR Firm) where he served as PR Account Executive and Celebrity Wrangler, handling and assisting the firm’s heavyweight accounts, including Dolce & Gabbana, Alicia Keys, Carlos Miele, and New York’s exquisite hot spot PM lounge.

From 2004 - 2008 BJ’s expertise was a vital part of the Phat Fashions empire, serving as Senior Director of Marketing & Public Relations, where he built and developed an in-house PR division for the legendary hip-hop fashion house. In 2008, BJ became the Vice President of Entertainment & Talent for 5W Public Relations, a NYC-based PR agency where BJ represented such stars as Malinda Williams, Ray J, D-Nice, hairstylist Ted Gibson & rap star Trina.

BJ has placed himself as one of New York City’s premier faces. In 2005 and 2006, BJ was among those listed on Vanity Fair Editor George Wayne’s annual Hot Downtown 100 list and Hamptons magazine named him as one of the hottest singles on the South Fork.

BJ’s experience has made him a television favorite, having commentated as an expert for various programs and networks including The Tyra Banks Show, VH1, BET, & E!. In 2008, BJ switched to magazine reporting, writing a column for Hip Hop Weekly entitled In The Know with BJ Coleman; an insider’s look at some of hip-hop’s most lavish events, and judging the preliminary rounds of Miss USA in 2010 and 2011.

BJ Coleman resides in New York City and is the president and CEO of Coleman Entertainment Group, an entertainment and fashion-based image agency. Coleman has also gained notoriety as a television personality, with appearances on various networks including VH1, BET, Style and Bravo’s hit reality series, Real Housewives of Atlanta.