90's Boss Model: Tracy James

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Since the age of 17, when he landed his first national commercial for Clearasil, Tracy
James's career has been on the rise. When Tracy appeared on the cover of a popular calandar, he was requested to appear on the Joan Rivers show. Joan Rivers gave him an extra boost by featuring him on her show, and in return his picture with Joan appeared on the cover of the Enquirer. This strange series of events landed Tracy numerous fitness magazine jobs which were being viewed by the people at Soloflex.

A Model example of the Fit Male: "The Soloflex Man"

Over the past few years Tracy Jame's popularity has snowballed into a multi-media sensation. Launching his career as one of the original Soloflex men, he captivated audiences nationwide with his 30-minute infomercial as well as appearing on an instructional video. He soon adorned the covers of many major fitness magazines and, national as well as international calendars.

Fitness Video Star

Tracy quickly gained recognitionthe fitness community; thus his first fitness video, from the "Firm" series, was unveiled. With over 3 million copies sold to date, it has been one of the top five selling workout videos of on the market. Tracy has recently released three more video`s which will be available on this site. He is currently negotiating another series of tailored video`s for people with disabilities. Tracy continues to work with various charities donating time and money for those in need. Every Thanksgiving you can find him in the kitchen at Gods Love, We Deliver.

Cosmopolitan's "Man of the Year"

A short while later, Cosmopolitan Magazine placed him in the ranks of such super studs as Burt Reynolds, Arnold Schwarzeneggar, Jim Brown and David Hasselhoff when he was voted "Cosmopolitan Man of the Year." Cosmopolitan not only bestowed him with the title of "Man of the Year," but they also placed a pull out centerfold of Tracy in the May 1996 issue; Cosmopolitan's 25th Anniversary issue, which was reserved only for major celebrities up until this point. Tracy can also be found on the covers of Cosmopolitans steamy romance novels and fashion editorials throughout the year.

"Under Exposure"

Catching on quickly to his appealing qualities, Giorgio Armani chose to place Tracy on all of his underwear packaging and advertisements. Tracy James soon appeared in advertising campaigns from over 16 different underwear companies in all. Check the packaging the next time you're browsing through the underwear department of your favorite store. Chances are you'll see Tracy James. Tracy also somehow made time to finish college and get his bachelors degree in electrical engineering.

Sailing Away

With the wind at his back Tracy James ventured to Europe where the international fashion community warmly accepted him. Working with designers like Valentino, Armani, Versace, and Adolfo Domingez served to propel Tracy James into nearly every major fashion magazine on the rack. One of his most memorable European experiences was working with photographer Steven Meisel, while shooting an editorial for Italian Vogue with Kristi Hugh. One of the photographs from the shoot was selected as the cover shot for Vogue's hard cover anniversary issue.

A Warm Homecoming

Upon arrival back in the states Tracy James was awe struck by the incredible publicity his Cosmopolitan centerfold had generated while he was in Europe. Cosmopolitan Magazine went on to print an additional 1/2 million copies to meet the demand. Tracy went on to make a number of nation wide television appearances on programs like, Oprah, Entertainment Tonight and Good-Morning America, All My Children, One Life to Live, As the World Turns and Another World. As a guest on 95.5 WPLJ in New York City, the station experienced several hours of jammed phone lines with over 3,000 faxes, e-mails and calls. (click here to see video)

The Gladiator

Tracy James' physical endurance was evident during his guest appearance on American Gladiators where he walked away with the gold metal after defeating a former Olympic athlete.
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He recently wrote, formatted, and starred in a new series of exercise videos, which he based on his years of experience in keeping a model's body (his own) in tip-top shape.

Hobbies include fencing(love it), golf, gymnastics, boxing, skydiving, piano, singing, paintball and just about any other sport that comes his way!!!!

- Biography taken from his official website, check it out, there are many pictures! -



AngelLover said...

I always loved Tracy James !!! Thank you for the bio !!! :o) :o) :o)

Tyler Ingoia said...

Tracy, his nipples were wanted by my straight Buds more than me! eternal & universal.

Johec said...

:)) every man wants to have a body like that

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