Jay Lyon is an Australian model and musician in the band Tamarama, and is also a reality TV star who appeared in The Hills and The City television series. Take a look below for 20 more fun and interesting facts about Jay Lyon.
1. Lyon started off his career as a model and is a member of the band Tamarama, which take their name from the well-known beachside Sydney Eastern Suburbs area of Tamarama, New South Wales, in Australia.
2. They get their influences from beachside folk-pop artists such as Jack Johnson and G. Love & Special Sauce.
3. Along with fellow member Nicolas Pottsy Potts the band released their first Album/EP, Wonderland City on 7 May 2008, named after the Wonderland City amusement park in Sydney.
4. On June 1, 2010, they released their first full album titled Tamarama on label Universal/Motown.
5. In 2008, Lyon appeared in the American MTV teen series, The Hills.
6. Shortly afterwards followed that up by appearing in the MTV spin-off series, The City, playing the part of Whitney Port’s boyfriend, with whom he was having a relationship with in real life.
7. In 2014, Lyon co-founded the Original Meatball Company with Dominic Lopresti, a restaurant specializing in meatballs inspired by Lyon’s experiences in New York.
8. From February 2015 to February 2017 Lyon operated a recruitment business, Lyon Recruitment.
9. Lyon Recruitment provided Labour Market Testing services to immigrants to Australia to obtain skilled work visas.
10. Jay Lyon also worked as a paralegal at Perez Varela Lawyers during these years.
11. In 2016 to present, Lyon is a partner in a production company with long time friend and internationally acclaimed artist and photographer Nick Leary.
12. The company named The Aesthetic create visual assets for luxury brands and property developments.
13. Their most recent work being for Australia’s most prestigious residential property development One Circular Quay.
14. In 2003 Jay Lyon dated Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr.
15. The couple were together for 4 years before ending their relationship in 2007.
16. In 2008, he started a relationship with American reality TV star Whitney Port.
17. He starred on the TV series The Hills and The City alongside her.
18. He cheated on her and subsequently ditched her to go tour with his band in 2009.
19. Growing up he was a student at the exclusive St Aloysius’ College in Kirribilli, Sydney.
20. Jay Lyon has had an encounter with Tara Reid.