Miss Universe 2012 - Judge - Nigel Barker
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Nigel Barker


Nigel Barker has been taking the worlds of fashion, beauty and entertainment by storm for the past 20 years. Regarded as a world renowned photographer, Barker began his career as a model for over 10 years in London, Milan, Paris and New York City. In 1996, he opened StudioNB, his photo studio in Manhattan. Quickly rising to the top, he shot for magazines like GQ, Interview, Lucky, Tatler, Cover, Town & Country and Seventeen as well as for designers and brands such as Nicole Miller, Ted Baker, Lands' End, Nine West, Lexus, Leviev, Jordache, Beefeater, Pamella Roland, Ford and Sony.

Barker’s presence in the fashion, beauty and entertainment industries have resulted in an array of exciting roles as a director, spokesperson, author and 17 seasons as a judge on “America’s Next Top Model.” Currently hosting Oxygen’s groundbreaking competition series “The Face,” the battle to find the next supermodel, Barker is working with Naomi Campbell, Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha to transform hopefuls into the face of a national brand. The show will premiere on Tuesday, February 12 at 9pm ET/PT. In his personal time, Barker is passionate about giving back and is actively involved with the USO and serves as a celebrity ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Do Something organization and the United Nations Foundation.