Mr. Miss Universe

I’m best known for “Mr. Miss Universe,” GQ’s profile of my life of working with the world’s most beautiful women while serving as a lawyer on some of the most hard-fought corporate battles/deals of our time. I’ve dedicated more than a decade of my life to each, and found them both to be exhilarating, exhausting and at times existentially perplexing.

A One-Stop Shop

I’m a believer that most fun things in life require a license of some sort, which probably explains all the paper I’ve been collecting. In addition to nine years at Stanford (BA and MBA) and Yale (JD), I’m a CPT (NASM), CPR/AED-certified (Red Cross), notary public (NY), real estate broker (NY) and AJP (Gemological Institute of America). Call me your one-stop shop for all your legal, business, fitness and colored gemstone crises.



For the Love of the Sell

A lifelong passion for modern luxury and the ever-changing ways in which we relate to the brands we love and covet took me to Milan and London in 2016, where I worked for the YOOX Net-A-Porter Group: the leading online luxury retailer. In Milan, I undertook strategic and business development analyses and hiring matters on behalf of Federico Marchetti, Group CEO, and his office. At Mr Porter in London, I assisted in the relaunch of the Style Council (marketing/influencer platform) and evaluation of high-value customers.

I’ve also had the privilege of working with numerous brands in legal, social, business partnership and events-based roles, ranging from Dolce & Gabbana and Diageo to Carmen Marc Valvo and Orlebar Brown.


Jeff Works Out x Equinox

It’s the gym that kept me going through long years on the road for Wall Street deals and international beauty queens, and it’s where I became inspired to become a NASM-certified personal trainer. I’ve journeyed across 44+ cities and 3 countries, clocking in ~30,000 miles in my quest to be the first to work out at all 90+ locations. From LA to London, from Midtown to Miami, from Westlake Village to Williamsburg…I will not be denied!

Your Chief Motivational Officer

Offering you a vertically integrated, highly entertaining solution to all the problems you didn't know you had.

From Yale Law to M&A

I received my JD in 2010 from Yale Law School, where I served as the managing editor/co-founder of the Yale Law Journal‘s new online platform. I’ve spent six years in the top three Wall Street law firms, most recently at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, as well as worked in the Office of M&A at the SEC. My legal publications cover FCPA issues and financial disclosure guidelines, and I’ve represented companies as diverse as Diageo, Lands’ End, AT&T and China’s sovereign investment fund in their most complex mergers, acquisitions and governance matters.

Jeff Lee and Condoleezza Rice
Six Years in Silicon Valley

I received both my BA (2006) and MBA (2017) from Stanford, where I’ve focused on the modern luxury and e-commerce sectors. In 2016, I worked for leading online fashion retailer YOOX Net-A-Porter, both for CEO Federico Marchetti in Milan and at the Mr Porter menswear division in London, where I assisted in the relaunch of the Style Council project.

Jeff Lee Monika Janeczek Luis Weber @ Equinox
Fitness for Life

I’m a Certified Personal Trainer accredited by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and have had a longstanding passion for fitness (particularly HIIT, or high-intensity interval training) since college and my days advising international beauty queens. These days, you can find me at various Equinox locations…just follow the eucalyptus scent!

Jeff Lee & Gemological Institute of America
All That Glitters

I formalized a childhood fascination with precious stones through the Gemological Institute of America, where I received my AJP in 2016 and plan on continuing my studies in colored gems and grading.

Your One-Stop Shop

I’m a notary public (2010) and real estate broker (2017) registered in New York State, as well as CPR/AED-certified (2016) through the Red Cross. In other words, if you anticipate needing a prenup and one of your in-laws keeling over during the speeches…you should probably call me.

Jeff Lee & Amy Chua, The Tiger Mother
The Brush-Up

I’ve had the great fortune of being mentored by Tyra Banks, Yue-Sai Kan, Allison Kluger and other branding & marketing geniuses, and in turn regularly advise public figures in the academic, corporate and entertainment worlds on styling and presentation. My clients range from Amy Chua (Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother) to CNN and NBC correspondents.

Miles Logged for Equinox
Fitness by car, air, train and...sea?
No. of Dogs Kidnapped for Social Media
I'd be a terrible full-time owner but I'm addicted to the likes.
Nations Prepared for Beauty Contests
From Malaysia to Venezuela, someone's got to do it.
Longest Period Awake for an M&A Deal
There were two 30-min naps in there, and maybe some cookies got involved.
Kiran Jassal - Miss Universe Malaysia 2016

``I didn't know what any of those letters other than JD and MBA meant, and it didn't matter.``

– Tyra Banks