Born Ross Richard Clark on October 25, 1988, in Essex, Rylan Clark is one of those celebrities who are openly gay. He grew up in Stanford-le-Hope, Essex, with his mother Linda Clark.
The English presenter, television personality, singer and model, Rylan Clark is worth about $6 million.
He Developed His Career From Modelling And X Factor
Having worked for Optical Express during his initial days of career, Clark is also a voice for animals. The hunky model has posed naked for several campaigns to speak against the fur industry. Starting his career in the entertainment industry as an extra in Love Actually, Clark has also appeared in Harry Potter movies.
Rylan Clark is no stranger to the spotlight which has been on him from an early stage in his life. As a part-time model, he went into the modeling industry when he was 16 and has been on ‘Take That’ and ‘Westlife’ tribute bands in Ibiza. He was a finalist in the 2011 competition signed by Katie Price, where he finished second behind Amy Willerton. It was during his early modeling career that he opted for the name “Rylan” to serve as his stage name. He later auditioned for the 9th X Factor series where his performance was much appraised. Notably, Clark was part of a Spanish boy band called 4bidden until January 2010.
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Clark is easily remembered as the guy who finished in fifth place in the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012 as well as for winning Celebrity Big Brother 11 in January 2013. However, his journey as a contestant on X Factor wasn’t such a walk in the park, especially at the beginning.
In May 2012, Clark auditioned for the ninth series of The X Factor at The O2 Arena in London. He took on a dance version of Des’ree’s “Kissing You” in front of the judges – Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Tulisa and guest judge Rita Ora. While the judges were amused by his friendly banter and bubbly personality, the same cannot be said for his singing. Thus, Barlow gave Clark a “no”, but Ora, Tulisa, and Walsh all decided to say “yes”, putting him through to boot camp.
After several hurdles, Clark was eventually put through into the boys’ category with Nicole Scherzinger as his mentor. He finally made it to the live shows as one of Scherzinger’s final three, along with James Arthur and Jahméne Douglas.
Rylan Clark joined ‘Daybreak’ as a guest entertainment presenter in 2012 after which he became a housemate in Celebrity Big Brother, the eleventh series. He was the second celebrity to enter the Big Brother House. Making it to the final five, Clark became a household name in the UK and went on to win the popular competition.
Apparently, winning the coveted Big Brother title made him a beaming star in the industry. Also, the win and popularity did a lot of good to Rylan Clark’s total assets as we know it today. Shortly after appearing on the show, Clark started making fortunes through his career as an actor. Even more profoundly, he made several appearances on some hit shows including Big Brother’s Bit on the Side, This Morning, The Xtra Factor, Up Late with Rylan and Babushka, Celebrity Juice, and a slew of others, and Supermarket Sweep just to mention a few.
Earlier in 2007, Clark had applied to compete in the Big Brother 8, but couldn’t get in because of some hitches with the press.
Rylan Clark’s Net Worth
In February 2014, the multi-talented TV star made a guest appearance in the Sky 1 comedy series Stella after which he became a finalist for the 2015 BBC One’s Celebrity MasterChef. While Rylan Clark enjoys his proudly gay life with a net worth of $6 million, though there seems to be more money rolling in for him. Moreover, Clark released his autobiography titled The Life of Rylan on 30 June 2016. The book went to No.1 in The Sunday Times Bestsellers List and helped grow Rylan Clark’s wealth.
He got married to Dan Neal in 2015.
Quick Facts about Rylan Clark
Full Name: Ross Richard “Rylan” Clark
Profession: Presenter, television personality, singer, model
Height: 6’4″ (193 cm)
Weight: 149 lbs
Nationality: United Kingdom
Date of Birth: October 25, 1988
Place of Birth: Essex, London, England
Marital Status: Married (Dan Neal), 2015
Astrological Sign: Scorpio