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 long 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 “FX studios,” which has partnered up with Under Armour to train their professional athletes at UA’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’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’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’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’t get enough of it; though I still pursue fitness and acting as regular hobbies.