You go, boy. It’s really refreshing to see a model as young as Myles Crosby challenge the stereotype that models excel in beauty but lack brains – as he walks away from modeling to pursue a career in football and education in film. In the video you’ll hear about him talking about his dedication to football, but at around the 3:30 mark is where he speaks up about modeling, his lack of passion for it and why he did it in the first place (to help his parents). Very respectable, in my opinion. Myles sheds light on how unstable a career in a superficial industry can be. I hope this shows that you don’t have to get pigeon-holed into doing just one thing with your life and that challenging people’s perceptions of you is a good thing. Here’s the article from Yahoo! Myles Crosby is a male model. If you haven’t seen him yet, the odds were that you would very soon. The 18-year-old has modeled for Calvin Klein and is allegedly “ranked” as the 11th best male model in the world. Yet now you almost certainly won’t see Crosby on any billboards or magazine ads, at least for the next four years. There’s a good reason for that: Crosby is turning down modeling fame and likely fortune to chase his dream to be a Division I college football player. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, Crosby, a senior at Colleyville (Texas) Heritage High, is expected to sign a national letter of intent with SMU on Wednesday. The defensive back racked up 118 tackles and two forced fumbles in 2012 and gained a reputation for being a hard hitting safety. That’s what June Jones and the SMU staff will expect of Crosby when he suits up for the Mustangs, too, even if playing that way could lead to unintended negative consequences for any potential modeling future after his college career comes to a close. “The stereotypical model is a lot softer than I am,” Crosby told the Morning News. At 6-foot-3 and a chiseled 205 pounds, Crosby is considered one of the industry’s fastest rising models by sites like Models.com. He posed predominantly for Calvin Klein products, gracing ads for CK jeans, underwear and even a cologne. He was featured in ads that appeared in Esquire, GQ and a handful of other major magazines. All of that almost guaranteed that Crosby would have a six-figure income if he wanted one, according to the director of the men’s division at the Kim Dawson Agency, a group that focuses on model representation. Still, Crosby insists that he has no hesitation about signing on to play football at SMU, both for athletic and educational reasons.
“I have a passion for football and I want an education,” Crosby said. “This modeling crap could only last another year and then I’d have no education and never get to play football. I’d regret it for the rest of my life.”