Cover Feature | Corey Brooks
He has nothing to hide (& that’s a good thing)
– By Stacey Gualandi
When it comes to his love life, Corey Brooks says he has nothing to hide, and that willingness to bare (almost) all is getting him a lot of exposure.
The Dallas native is quickly becoming a reality TV show staple. He survived the Summer of ’16 as a house guest on CBS’s Big Brother, and more recently, as a shipwrecked suitor on MTV’s second season of Ex on the Beach. His Instagram-idol status even helped land him a coveted Ford Model contract. The lens—and the ladies—love him.
“Unpredictable,” says Brooks about his current schedule. “Every day I wake up and look at my phone and wonder: ‘What could be in my inbox today?’”
Before the 26 year old hooked-up in a house full of televised strangers, he was rounding the bases playing college baseball with the Texas A&M Aggies. He had dreams of the big leagues until an injury cut his career short.
“I blew my arm out a couple years ago and had no idea what I was going to do,” says Brooks. He was coaching youth baseball when a friend suggested he try out modeling 2 years ago. A natural from the start, Brooks is now the face of athleisure for Academy Sports & Outdoors, JC Penney, Golds Gym, Fruit of the Loom, Fanatics, Chevy/Cadillac, Aramark, Liverpool, Lily Pulitzer, and Vineyard Vines…to name a few.
While a reality TV reputation isn’t for everyone, Brooks plans to use his new platform for good. He’s single—for now—yet hopes to have six-eight kids someday; he has a new philosophy on dating (“I’m not looking for someone to make me a better person. I just want a best friend, partner and someone who’s not going to bring me down”); and he wants to satisfy his appetite…but not for what you might think.
“I’m the biggest food guy ever: A hardcore foodie,” he says. “I want to eat for free the rest of my life.”
(Take notes ladies!)