My name is Jonah Levi Taylor and I was born on April 23, 1985.┬ I grew up in┬ the small town of Zeeland, Michigan.┬ I currently live in Baltimore, Maryland, due to some┬ wonderful opportunities and a special lady named Jennifer (my Wife).┬ I continue to model regularly along the East Coast, while traveling for jobs here and there. ┬ I am also wrapping up my Bachelors degree in Sports Management and Marketing. ┬ At the moment, I am blessed to work alongside Nate Costa, owner of the elite training facility ~ez_ldquo~FX studios,~ez_rdquo~ which has partnered up with Under Armour to train their professional athletes at UA~ez_rsquo~s headquarters in Baltimore.
School has made me a credible writer and that is one of the reasons, other than helping others to follow their dreams, why I started this blog.┬ I have made friends and connections all over the world,┬ though none surpass the friends and family I have back in Michigan and here in Baltimore.┬ They truly are a blessing and I thank the Lord for them everyday. ┬ I started my journey toward becoming a model at the age of 19 with no experience or background. ┬ Honestly, I knew nothing about becoming a model. ┬ After 7 years of small steps and many leaps of faith, I have done it, and continue to do it. ┬ The best part is, that since I did it, you can too. ┬ I am not special. ┬ I am the average American guy, but due to my faith and passion, it all happened better than I could have hoped for.
Some of my travels included a three-month stay in Beijing with an agency named Absolut. ┬ It was incredible seeing the Great Wall of China and modeling inside the Olympic Stadium of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. ┬ I was excited to perform many jobs there as it was a good kick-start to my portfolio and modeling career. ┬ A few months later I got the chance to travel to Taipei, Taiwan, where I lived for four months with an agency named V&L. ┬ It was there that I shot for Esquire and Pierre Cardin, as well as many┬ commercials for Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Blackberry, and Wrigley~ez_rsquo~s Gum. ┬ From there I went to┬ Seoul, South Korea, where I lived for two months and shot for fashion lines such as Dolce & Gabana, and campaigned for Levi~ez_rsquo~s. ┬ I also spent much time in Hong Kong and Japan modeling for numerous types of jobs. Hong Kong was my favorite of all my travels. ┬ That brings us up to date, here in the Baltimore/D.C area where I have recently done runway for Macy~ez_rsquo~s, Nordstrom, Ermenegildo Zegna, and Neiman Marcus. ┬ I have used my personal training background to gain many┬ agencies and clients in the world of fitness modeling as well.┬ I have always had a passion for fitness and acting, and that brought me to modeling. ┬ Modeling took off and now I can~ez_rsquo~t get enough of it; though I still pursue fitness and acting as regular hobbies.