Justin Gaston

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Justin Gaston

Justin Gaston in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana on February 20, 2010
BornJustin Michael Gaston
(1988-08-12) August 12, 1988 (age 24)
Pineville, Louisiana, U.S.
OccupationActor, model, singer
Years active2008–present
Spouse(s)Melissa Ordway
 
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Justin Gaston

Justin Gaston in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana on February 20, 2010
BornJustin Michael Gaston
(1988-08-12) August 12, 1988 (age 24)
Pineville, Louisiana, U.S.
OccupationActor, model, singer
Years active2008–present
Spouse(s)Melissa Ordway

Justin Michael Gaston (born August 12, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter, model, and actor who was also a contestant on Nashville Star on season 6. He finished 10th overall out of 12 contestants.

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Career

In 2005, Justin Gaston left his hometown of Pineville, Louisiana at age 17 to pursue a career in acting. Gaston first found work as a model for 2(x)ist underwear, Christian Audigier, Adidas, International Jock, Hugo Boss, and other notable labels.

In 2008 Gaston was a guitar player for the Hannah Montana band in the Hannah Montana (season 3) concert. This led to Gaston's nine month dating relationship with the series star, Miley Cyrus.

Gaston appeared as Taylor Swift's love interest on her 2008 music video for "Love Story", and also appeared on the pilot episode of the television series Glee, which premiered on the Fox network on May 19, 2009.[1]

In February 2010, Gaston began appearing on Simon Fuller's innovative interactive reality show, the If I Can Dream webseries, which aired on Hulu. The show provided round-the-clock coverage of the daily lives of five aspiring stars who had moved into a house in Hollywood, California. Gaston's If I Can Dream (series) costars were: Ben Elliott, Giglianne Braga, Kara Killmer, and Amanda Phillips.

On April 14, 2010, Gaston performed a duet on Simon Fuller's American Idol with Brooke White, the fifth place finalist on American Idol (season 7). Appropriately, Gaston's song choice was the classic Elvis Presley ballad, If I Can Dream.[2]

In June 2010 Gaston posed nude in a controversial photo shoot for PETA's "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad campaign along with If I Can Dream castmates Ben Elliott and Giglianne Braga.[3]

During the summer of 2010, Gaston was a temporary opening act for American Idol winner Kris Allen.[4]

Personal life

Gaston is originally from Pineville, Louisiana. At Pineville High School (Louisiana), Gaston was an athlete who competed in track and field, finishing sixth in the pole vault event at the 2005 Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) 4A State Championship meet. Gaston achieved a height of 12' 6" in the competition.[5]

Gaston married actress Melissa Ordway on September 22, 2012.[6]

Filmography

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2008Love StoryRomeoMusic video based on the song "Love Story"
2008Nashville StarHimself3 episodes
2009GleeFootball Player1 episode
2010If I Can DreamHimself18 episodes
2011Deadly Sibling RivalryPatrol Officer
EscapeeKyle
2012Game ChangeLevi Johnston
Single LadiesGavin1 episode

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