Jay Byars, born in 1986, in Gaffney, South Carolina, is an American model and TV personality, best known a cast member of “Survivor: One World 2012″.

Byars started his career as model when he met Josh Norris, a photographer from his area who basically became a model mentor. He encouraged Byars to send his photos to a few agencies. A month later, he was sent to NYC and signed with “Major”.

Byars has modeled for underwear brands “2(x)ist”, “Hugo Boss” and “Men’s Underwear Store”. His career took off quickly and in 2011, he was about to start a big campaign for another underwear brand but passed it on to be a part of the popular reality TV series, “Survivor”.

Bryars’s hobbies include working out, indoor rock climbing and motocross.