IMG Models has signed Professional Bull Riders Inc.’s bull rider Bonner Bolton to a global modeling contract.
Bolton, 28, competes in PBR’s elite Built Ford Tough Series. The Odessa, Tex. native also performs as a stunt double for actor Scott Eastwood in the movie, “The Longest Ride.” He appeared in the competition scenes, riding fictional bull rider Luke Collins’ bull nemesis, Rango.
Bolton has previously appeared in a print campaign for Boot Barn’s Country Chic apparel.
The bull rider began the 2016 season with high expectations, but is recovering from a severe injury he suffered in PBR’s 2016 season opener in Chicago. He landed on his head and fractured his C-2 vertebra. He was temporarily paralyzed and following spinal fusion surgery, is recovering well, has begun training again and expects to compete in 2017.
Bolton joins a stable of IMG models who include Christie Brinkley, Gigi Hadid, Lauren Hutton, Karlie Kloss, Kate Moss and Chrissy Teigen.