- Date of Birth:
- May 10, 1991
- 6' 1"
- The Bronx
Shaun Ross (born in The Bronx, New York City on May 10, 1991) is an American professional fashion model, actor, and dancer best known for being the first male albino pro model. Growing up, Shaun faced discrimination for being albino and was frequently bullied by his peers. He first was discovered for his dance ability after training at the Alvin Ailey Dance School and then appearing in a YouTube video. However, in 2008 he crossed over to the fashion industry at the age of 16. Since then he has been featured in photo-editorial campaigns in fashion publications including British GQ, Italian Vogue, i-D Magazine, Paper Magazine and Another Man. He has modeled for Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. He has also appeared in music videos such as Katy Perry’s “E.T.” and Beyoncé’s “Party.” In 2015, Shaun appeared in a TV series called The Man in the High Castle as the recurring character of the albino shoeshine boy. Recently Shaun became the face of Ford Motor Company with the slogan, “Be Unique.”
Best Known For:
Shaun Ross is best known for being the first albino African-American model and for appearing on the Tyra Banks Show in 2009.
Shaun Ross has been vocal about NOT speaking out about his sexuality. “I don’t think your sexuality should have anything to do with [your work], because at the end of the day you’re not exactly who you are in whatever you’re doing,” Shaun told Out in 2004. Shaun participates in the underground ballroom scene in New York.