COLLEYVILLE – Myles Crosby, a 6-3, 205-pound Colleyville Heritage senior replete with high cheekbones, a chiseled jawline and a head of neatly slicked light brown hair, burst onto the modeling scene last year. At 17 he became one of the youngest stars in the industry and posed in Calvin Klein ads for jeans, underwear and the Euphoria fragrance. He has graced the pages of Esquire, GQ and Vanity Fair, to name only a few. But a lucrative and glamorous modeling lifestyle isn’t Crosby’s dream. He’s putting modeling — and the money and fame that’s come with it – on hold to focus on college football. Crosby, 18, will sign a national letter of intent on Wednesday to play football for SMU.
“I’m told I’m so stupid by every single person,” Crosby said. “That every single person in my shoes should drop out of school now and go make the money.” But football has always come first for Crosby, who even skipped a fashion show in Milan last year so as not to miss a game. Crosby is the 11th-ranked male model in the world, according to Models.com. If he entered modeling full time right now, Gerald Frankowski, the director of the men’s division at the Kim Dawson Agency, said the young star would “easily” be earning a six-figure income.
For now, though, Crosby is focused on football and school. He plans to major in film and is interested in directing after he graduates. “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.” Crosby amassed 108 tackles, 13 pass breakups and two forced fumbles last season – not the sort of numbers one might expect from an athlete who moonlights as a model.
Well if the intention of this article was to make me feel like a jealous piece of shit mission accomplished. Seriously have more stuff going for you Myles Crosby. Just try to have more stuff going for you. Top 11 male model on the planet. Talented football player with national letter of intent to big football school. Surrounded by Texas smokes for the next 4 years. Want to know the only person who gets more ass in college than a football player? A football player who is the 11th ranked male model in the world. Fucking unbelievable. Got an automatic 6 figure job waiting for him if football doesn’t work out to fly around the world and literally sit on a couch doing Blue Steel faces. Those are his two options. Play football or get paid to be hot. He’ll probably get that film major and end up like Scorcese Jr. too the way his life is shaping up. FUCK Myles Crosby.