American Beauty Star judge Yu Tsai is an internationally renowned celebrity and fashion photographer. His inspirations are a compilation of his studies and his extensive travels to Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. After changing direction from his scientific studies, Yu Tsai earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA where he discovered his passion for directing and design.
Yu has shot for iconic international brands such as Apple, Guess, Coca-Cola, Emporio Armani, Victoria’s Secret, and continues to work with his clients such as Guess, Sports Illustrated, FreeSoul, Pantene and Hickey Freeman. He continues to shoot in the editorials arena; creating covers and stories with International magazines such as Harpers Bazaar Singapore, Vogue Thailand, Harpers Bazaar UK, Cosmopolitan US, Flaunt Magazine and Sports Illustrated. His celebrity clients include everyone from Leonardo Dicaprio to Katy Perry, Alicia Keys and Anne Hathaway.
In this season of American Beauty Star, he will bring his photographer’s eye for detail and biting critiques to the judging panel.