Jay Byars, is an American model born in Gaffney , South California (USA) on November 5, 1986 and he is now 28. He went to college at Converse few miles from his home town.
He moved to Orlando, Florida to attend courses at Motorcycle Mechanics Institute. He practiced motocross and compete in races for 4 years. Eventually he broke his collarbone and his wrist and had several other injuries which needed surgeries. But what make him to stop this dangerous sport was his mother’s heart attack as she was so afraid by his son crashes. So he gave up!
But his addiction to motocross didn’t fade away and when he moved back to his home town to attend the Limestone College where he belonged to the Fellowship of Christian Athlete. He was asked to crate a Motocross camps and coach the kids interested in this sport. This raised a will to be involved with Impact Sports, a Christian organization using Sports to Impact the World with Gospel. Jay went to mission trips to different places all over the world: China, Brazil, Africa, Malaysia …and more. He also worked as volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and The Boys and Girls Clubs.
Jay Byars through all these actions has developed a deep faith in God which makes him a genuine man.
Jay never gave up in practicing sports and his permanent training shaped a perfectly chiseled body. The young guy is also blessed with a pretty face and all of these made him well matched to be noticed by a South Californian photographer who was the trigger of his modeling career. He signed with Major Model Management NYC, and modeled for international designer like Hugo Boss, Fruit of theLoom, 2(x)ist, and Sawyer Bennett.
THE PERFORMER IN “SURVIVOR”
In 2012, when he was 25 y/o he was nominated as a participant to the TV reality show “Survivor”, his performance was good enough to stay “alive” for 25 days. The show was a booster in the career of Jay and he was recognized by people when back in South Carolina. Jay is telling this story that even before the show even aired he was on the news because somebody saw a leak on the Internet. He was an hour and a half away from his home in a toboggan, wearing a coat and sunglasses. He took his glasses off and this young kid was like “Man, you’re that dude on Survivor!” and thought :”It’s just awkward, but I’m still the same guy!”.
FITNESS & MODELING, THE DAY TO DAY LIFE OF JAY
When preparing himself foe the show, Jay went through an intensive gym training program with Olly Pierce and since then they partner to open up Jay Byars Fitness activity.
Now Jay is focusing on his fitness business and his modeling career.