You would be forgiven if the name Ryan Paevey does not quite ring a bell to you, however, if you are a regular viewer of the ABC soap opera, General Hospital, then his face must be quite familiar as the actor has one of those faces that is difficult to forget. Blessed with near-perfect cheekbones, light blue eyes, and an endearing smile, Ryan is definitely eye candy to those that appreciate the finer things that life has to offer. With such outstanding physical traits, the actor is slowly and steadily making his way up the ladder in the movie world after having somewhat conquered the modeling industry.
How Ryan Paevey Became a Model
One of the major prerequisites of a male model outside of being tall and good looking is having an athletic body type. Paevey, who is of Indonesian and Dutch ancestry and stands at a height of 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) meets all the aforementioned requirements. From his high school days, the Californian native had participated in various athletic activities, running track and cross country races. When not doing school-related activities, he worked construction with his dad which further contributed to him having the appropriate body type.
Ryan Paevey further worked as a bartender to make extra money and it was here that he first thought about becoming a model as people would always tell him to consider it for the obvious reasons. He was said to have turned down a few modeling opportunities before he decided to give it a shot.
Paevey’s first foray into modeling saw him take very racy pictures which he now regrets as an adult. In 2009, he appeared in the music video for the song “Sex Therapy” by Robin Thicke. His facial similarities with Robin meant he was the perfect body double for him in the video. In 2010, he was in Toni Braxton’s music video for her song “Hands Tied” and two years later he appeared in Christina Aguilera’s music video for the song “Your Body”.
His Transition to Acting
After appearing in a number of music videos, Ryan Paevey focused a bit more on commercials. One of the very first gigs he landed was a campaign for the American clothing company Izod and then the beer company, Corona.
In 2011, the model opted to try his hand at full-time acting as he starred in the short film, The Girl with the Glove. In the following years, he took roles in projects like 4 Dead Girls: The Soul Taker, Hollywood Heights, and The Client List before landing what would become his breakthrough role in the soap opera General Hospital. He played the role of Nathan West on the show that launched him into the national scene as he would go-ahead to appear in a total of 280 episodes over a five-year period.
While appearing on General Hospital, Ryan Paevey began taking up roles in different Hallmark Channel films. His first movie with the television channel was Unleashing Mr. Darcy in 2016 where he played the lead role of Donovan Darcy. He later reprised this same role in a 2018 sequel titled Marrying Mr. Darcy.
In between those projects, Ryan appeared in other Hallmark Channel films like Harvest Love (2017) and Hope At Christmas (2018). Others are From Friend to Fiance (2019), A Summer Romance (2019) Christmas At The Plaza (2019), and Matching Hearts (2020).
Besides his acting endeavors, Ryan Paevey has further done some work as a TV show host. In 2014, he co-hosted the syndicated television newsmagazine show, Extra, before appearing as a co-host of the talk show, The View, in 2015.
Who Is Ryan Paevey’s Girlfriend?
Ryan Paevey has been linked with almost anybody the media spots him out with, including actresses. It is, however, not clear if the model turned actor has dated any of the said people. One person whom he has been heavily linked to is his General Hospital co-star, Kristen Storms. Another name that has been floated around is model Jessa Hinton. In regards to Storms, both he and his coworker have denied claims that they were ever an item while the story of him and Hinton were never addressed as it slowly died away.
In an interview with the Hallmark Channel, Ryan said his work takes up most of his time, which means that he has little time for anything else. The actor, however, does not rule out starting a family in the near future as he added that brains and a sense of humor are the top things he is looking out for in a partner.