Model crush: Tyson Ballou

Tyson Brett Ballou (born on November 14, 1976) is a male model. Discovered by the modeling agency Page Parkes, he has become one of the industry's most sought-after male models.

Since his discovery at the tender age of 15, Tyson has been one of male modeling's stars. With stints for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Versace and Dolce Tyson is a bonafide campaign icon, but his ongoing editorial work is consistently blue chip as well. Open up an issue of Hercules, VMan or Details and you're sure to see Tyson's handsome face staring back at you.

Born in Garland, Texas, Tyson Ballou played up is southern appeal and became on of the fashion industries most sought after male models. Starting his modeling career at the young age of 15 with modeling agency, Page Parkes. He appeared in campaigns for Fashion! Dallas, J.C. Penney and Foley's.

In 1997 Ford models came knocking on Ballou's door, shipping him off to New York City for modeling. In September 1998, Tyson switched to IMG; since IGM, Ballou has been featured in such campaigns as Jil Sanders, DKNY, Hugo Boss Sport, Byblos, Moschino, Emporio Armani , Exte Acht, Samsonite, Perry Ellis, BCBG, Valentino Roma and Emporio Armani Fragrance. In addition, Tyson has appeared in L'uomo, Vogue, Jalouse, The Face, Harper's Bazaar, Arena Homme Plus, Visionaire, Numero, and W. 

With a never ending list of accomplishments and clients, Ballou continues to stay on top of his game - this southern, family-oriented, basketball loving boy will continue to keep us in awe for quite some time.

He is ranked at number one Top Icons list and The Money Guys on Models.com .

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