Glow Up Season 4 returns to Netflix with ten young makeup artists from across the UK. The show begins August 19 and will be directed by TV and radio host Maya Jama. The 28-year-old has been in many shows and has made a good name for himself.
The new season of Glow Up pits ten UK makeup artists (MUAs) against each other in TV, theatre, cover and online beauty campaigns. Val Garland and Dominic Skinner, who are both makeup and beauty experts, will be the show’s judges.
The show’s official synopsis states:
Who shines and who disappears? Artists trying to be Britain’s next make-up star show off their amazing transformations and beautiful artwork. Glow Up’s Maya Jama started her career while she was still in high school.
Born and raised in Bristol, Maya began her career in broadcasting when she was just 16 years old. First, she went to London in 2012 to try to make a living by acting, modeling and hosting TV shows. After a few modeling jobs, she tried her hand at being a TV presenter. Still a teenager at the time, she began working on a weekly music video countdown for JumpOff.TV. She later worked for Sky UK at TRACE Sports.
During the 2014 World Cup, she hosted a show called Copa 90’s Maya’s Fifa World Cup Cities. She also hosted the World Cup Taxi series which had nine parts and was part of the same World Cup series. Later that same year, she became the host of The Wrap Up on MTV.
She later rose to prominence while working closely with the Brit Awards, hosting their 2017 Pre-Brit Awards party and a Facebook red carpet livestream, among other things.
In September of that year she co-hosted ITV’s Saturday night game show Cannonball with Andrew Flintoff, Frankie Bridge, Radzi Chinyanganya and Ryan Hand, which was just another thing she did. Jama was also a guest panelist on ITV’s Loose Women for two consecutive years, in 2017 and 2018.
At 23, the Glow Up presenter became the youngest person to co-host the MOBO Awards on Channel 5 with presenter Marvin Humes. This was one of the highlights of her career.
Maya Jama has also co-hosted other shows such as The Circle and Stand Up to Cancer. The host has also been a celebrity contestant on shows like Don’t Hate the Playaz, League of Their Own Road, and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year.
Maya’s career peaked in June 2020 when she co-hosted Peter Crouch: Save Our Summer on BBC One with Peter Crouch and Alex Horne. The Big New Year’s In, a New Year’s Eve show hosted by Jama, was also a BBC show.
She was a guest judge on the second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race in the UK in February 2021 and also hosted Simon Cowell’s new music competition game show Walk The Line.
She also took over hosting Glow Up after the third episode when Stacey Dooley left.