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.