Keith Kasson Carlos was born December 19, 1987 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and is a former American football wide receiver, also known as the Cycle 21 winner of America's Next Top Model.
Early life[edit | edit source]
Carlos attended Central High School in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
College career[edit | edit source]
Fullerton College[edit | edit source]
After high school Carlos attended Lackawanna College. 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, Inc.
Purdue[edit | edit source]
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.
NFL career[edit | edit source]
Philadelphia Eagles[edit | edit source]
Carlos signed with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) in 2011.
New York Giants[edit | edit source]
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[edit | edit source]
On December 6th 2014, he was named the 21st winner of ANTM. Tyra Banks, who produces the show, has acknowledged that Carlos' uncanny resemblance to African-American model Tyson Beckford was the definitive deciding factor in his winning Cycle 21 on Americas Next Top Model. He won best photo a total of three times and was in the bottom two photos twice. He was also the first male winner of the show.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
He welcomed his first child, a son, Keith Jr. on December 29, 2017.