Often times when you think of a high school sports star you think of the meat-head jock that has a wardrobe consisting of sweats, sweats, and (yep, you guessed it) sweats. But these two models completely defy this stereotype, being both highly-ranked and well-dressed students. Blake Tibbetts (left) and Ryan Kelley (right) are some of our favorite models to shoot because not only are they incredibly talented athletes, but they have impeccable style and are great in front of the camera. To celebrate graduation coming up and these two heading off to college we put together a compilation of some of our fav pics of Ryan and an interview with Blake... enjoy!
Ryan will be attending Arizona State University in the fall and attained a coveted spot on their football team.
Ryan attends Basha High School and played as quarterback on the football team.
Ryan was on the All CUSD Football Team as 1st Team Quarterback.
Life of a Teenage Athlete:
To be a sports star today you have to have more than a good physique and winning smile, you also have to have a likability to you, and this is exactly what Blake has. In order to embody the “sports star of today” you need style, personality, and a social media following- and this inspires athletes like Blake who is, “Inspired by all the athletes I follow on social media and see the clothes they are wearing.” Social media opens up a new, much smaller world, between the athlete and aspiring athlete. Blake describes his personal style as, “Sporty and casual” and his typical outfit consists of joggers paired with a simple tee. Blake describes his best technique for motivating himself as perseverance, he also credits his longtime girlfriend, and fellow KCP Senior Squad Model, Morgan Nasby as a huge motivator. As for his passions? He is most passionate about eating right and working out, he is always trying to improve his body in the best, most efficient ways possible. When it comes to style he remains versatile but always keeps comfort in mind due to his busy schedule. As he moves on to college he will be attending Arizona State University and majoring in Finance with a minor in marketing. Although he will not be continuing his football career on a collegiate level he will take the many things he has learned as a teenage athlete and carry them with him throughout his life.
Congratulations to both Blake and Ryan on their great accomplishments as high school athletes and we wish you all the luck in the world as you move onto college.
How the heck are Katie and I supposed to say goodbye to all the amazing KCP Senior Squad members of 2017?! Luckily for us, every year new KCP Seniors join us and help us remember that although we will miss the year before, there are always beautiful seniors to help fill the void. Be sure to check out our previous blog post on the KCP Senior Squad of 2018! Now I'm off to frantically plan everything I have to do in the 6 days (yes! I said 6!!!!) I have left of high school! Thanks for reading!
Know the Writer: Tatianna Apodaca is a Senior at Basha High School and will be studying Digital Film with an Emphasis in Screenwriting at the Honors College at Grand Canyon University in the fall. She has a passion for traveling, performing, and writing. At home she has a pup that is smothered with love and kisses, as well as a wonderful family. She loves working with Katie who is always a blast and enjoys interviewing and styling all the KCP Seniors!
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