December 19, 1987 |
|Known for||The first male winner of America's Next Top Model|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Agency||NEXT Model Management|
December 19, 1987 |
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||200 lb (91 kg)|
|High school:||Bridgeport (CT) Central|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Bridgeport, Connecticut||Lackawanna College||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||4.27||Feb 26, 2008|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: JC (RB) Rivals: -- (WR), -- (CT)|
Carlos committed to Purdue University on February 24, 2009. Carlos also received scholarships from 3 other FBS schools (Kansas State, Rutgers and Temple). While at Purdue, Carlos was initiated into the Nu chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.
Carlos's play netted him a scholarship to continue his football career at Purdue University. He was named a starting wide receiver for four games through the season in 2009. In 2010, Carlos changed his position to running back for the Boilermakers, after an injury to Ralph Bolden. Carlos went on finish 3rd on the team in rushing yards (337) and touchdowns (2). Carlos graduated from Purdue with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration.
New York Giants
On June 3, 2013, Carlos was signed by the New York Giants. On August 20, 2013, he was waived/injured by the Giants. On August 21, 2013, he cleared waivers and was placed on the Giants' injured reserve list. On August 27, 2013, he was waived with an injury settlement.
America’s Next Top Model
Before his early retirement from football, Carlos had done a small number of modeling jobs. In 2011, he was the Krave magazine 'Krave Kover Winner'. The following year, Carlos appeared in the "Made Love Lately" music video by Day26 and was named an “unforgettable face” in a 2013 edition of Essence magazine.
In 2014, Carlos auditioned for the twenty-first cycle of America's Next Top Model. In the 4th week of the season, when the others models were getting makeovers, Tyra Banks revealed that Carlos would be keeping his natural look and would not be receiving a makeover. Over the course of the competition, he won best photo three times and was in the bottom two twice. On December 6, 2014, Carlos was named the first male winner of America's Next Top Model which included a contract with NEXT Model Management, a photo shoot for Nylon magazine and a cash prize of $100,000.
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- Peoples, Landon (15 Jan 2015). "ANTM Winner Keith Carlos on his New Life as a Top Model". Nylon magazine. Retrieved 23 August 2015.
- Cardi B Releases “Be Careful” Featuring Keith Carlos
|America's Next Top Model winner
Cycle 21 (2014)