Meet the Cast


Leah Wyar

American Beauty Star judge Leah Wyar is the Chief Beauty Director of Hearst Magazines, where she oversees the 150 monthly beauty pages of Cosmopolitan; ELLE; Good Housekeeping; Harper’s Bazaar; Marie Claire; O, The Oprah Magazine; Prevention; Redbook; Seventeen; Town & Country; Woman’s Day; and Women’s Health. She is additionally responsible for all corporate beauty and branded content innovations, including My Beauty Chat—a voice-first beauty brand on Amazon Alexa—and the Hearst Beauty Reports, which run across multiple magazines.

Prior to being named Chief Beauty Director, Leah served as Executive Beauty Director of Hearst Magazines’ flagship Cosmopolitan, the world’s largest young women’s media brand. She has also held roles as a beauty editor at Fitness and SELF.

As a veteran industry expert, Leah has appeared on CNN, The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Kathie Lee & Hoda, Live with Kelly & Ryan, and The Talk. In 2017, she starred in So Cosmo, a docu-series on E! that followed the lives of eight Cosmopolitan staffers.

With a unique perspective and knowledge of all things beauty, Leah brings her years of expertise to the American Beauty Star Judging panel.