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September 27, 1980 |
Emmanuel Ray is a London-based presenter and socialite. He won Fashion Icon of the Year award at Fashions Finest Awards UK, 2011. He was named Britain’s First 'It Boy' by BBC entertainment correspondent Paul Conway.
He regularly contributes on line and on air and hosts a variety of exclusive soirées including fashion shows, art exhibitions, showbiz parties and media events, additionally raising funds for various charities and lending his voice to human rights issues.
In March 2009 Ray started as a fashion and entertainment presenter and commentator and worked with BAFTA award winning television producer and celebrity booker Simon Wilson, until 2010. He then covered a variety of fashion shows, celebrity parties and launch events including London Fashion Week, Clothes Show Live, Ideal Home Show, Alternative Fashion Week.
He has represented the British fashion industry on the World Fashion Channel, commentating and interviewing during London Fashion Week 2010.
Born and raised in a poor family in war torn Sri Lanka, Ray became a dancer at the age of 6, and attended school with scholarships. At the age of 15, a professional photographer spotted him on the beach and involved him in a photo shoot. This paved the way to a modeling career and he travelled around Asia, the Middle East and Europe.