Model Interviews

Kyle Ross has a Porn Star’s Dream Life

Scott Rogers
Written by Scott Rogers

At home, work, and play with Helix’s first superstar.

Few porn stars instill a devotional following like the one held by Kyle Ross. Literally hundreds of thousands of followers worship his every move and moan. But beyond the golden locks and puppy-dog eyes lies one of the best business acumen in adult entertainment. Sorry friends, if you’re looking for a super sexy retelling of Ross’s porn exploits, this ain’t it. His hot history of over 80 scenes kinda speaks for itself. 😉

However, if you want to get deep inside Kyle’s mind, life, and career, this is the interview for you. Talking with me, Kyle opens up about his family life, growing up in Texas, and how exactly the porn industry became his passion. It is our most detailed and wide-ranging interview with a model yet.

Beyond his desire to get fucked on camera, a common denominator among all our kinky kids at Helix, Kyle’s love grows deeper; just like the fat cock usually in his ass. (Sorry I had to get ONE in there.) A self-proclaimed “Lifer,” Kyle is responsible for bringing Helix into the digital age. He demurs when reminded he was Helix’s first social superstar and lights up at the fact that he now heads the program that makes sure every model has an affiliate link to earn residuals on Twitter. He is their biggest champion.

For the first time, I am presenting a nearly-unedited interview on this blog. Because I want to make sure you see a completely different side to Kyle Ross. Not the one on camera, but the one in the office and at home.

Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a suburb of Dallas in a town called Southlake, Texas. It was a family town with all family homes. There we’re no single guys. No young people unless they were living at home with their parents. The gay culture there didn’t exist. I maybe knew like one or two gay kids in high school.

Were you out to your community?
I started getting more comfortable with being gay when I was in High School but I didn’t really feel the need to make an announcement. And so I would say I wasn’t officially “out”. But eventually I just stopped misleading people about it. I would make jokes about being gay. I’d say to people, ‘I would love to be on the wrestling team, but I’d get a boner.’ I stopped hiding and started to embrace it. But, like Daniel Tosh, I was never really fully out. I didn’t wear it on my sleeve. I always had friends that were known to be straight and I would get crushes on them. It got weird for me because I didn’t want to make them feel uncomfortable. In Texas, it’s a very patriarchal society. Being a masculine man, wearing cowboy boots and driving a pickup truck; it’s a way of life. It was very tough for me to understand my feelings for guys was normal or acceptable. I used to wish I was a girl, because then my feelings for guys would be normal.

You’ve talked openly about your parents’ divorce. How did that affect you?
Before my parents divorced, life was good. We lived a very privileged lifestyle and money was no object. My parents purchased a lake house in East Texas and we would drive out there every single weekend so it was kind of hard to maintain relationships with friends at home. I didn’t have the most dynamic friend circle. I hung out with a lot of girls. When the divorce process started, I didn’t think it would affect us kids too much. Dad moved to the lake house and my mom stayed with us in Southlake at first. Instead of feeling upset, I looked forward the new freedoms divorce brings to kids in a family. For the first time my parents were competing with each-other for my love. I admit the attention was great! I didn’t think it would have that profound of an effect on me and my brothers, but it turned out to be a big mess.

My mom was always chasing boyfriends and decided it was appropriate to uproot me and my two brothers from our decade long alma mater. The summer before my junior year in high school, mom had her sights set on the Tri Cities area in East Tennessee aka “bum fuck Egypt”. It never made sense to me. She told use we couldn’t afford the Southlake house anymore and that we had to move so it could sell. I always knew she was misleading us and thought it didn’t make sense to move across the country. We could have simply moved into a smaller home in the next town over. When we moved, she still owned and was making payments on the Southlake house. I wanted to live with my dad but she was hell bent on fighting him in court and told us “I must be with my boys”. In the back of my mind I knew it was so she could receive her $1,800 monthly child support payment for us three kids.

She bought a house in Tennessee that cost less then her car payment and cashed our her IRA early to purchase a few apartment buildings. I have a deep set resentment for what my mom put me and my brothers through chasing whatever it was she thought she wanted. We could have made it in Southlake at least until college and Tennessee was a fucking nightmare. The school was not the college prep school we were used to. I remember being asked by the school counselor, ‘Are you taking the vocational or university path?’ I thought to myself, ‘What the hell does vocation mean’? I never considered that not going to college was an option.

It’s sad to say I experienced some of the lowest parts of my life there. I was teased by my peers for being the new city kid and was even jumped in school by gang members. I really didn’t know what hit me. Coming from a place where students are given responsibility, I felt untrusted and imprisoned by the administration. I hated life and started to sneak my mom’s Xanax just to get through the day. It got really bad and most days I couldn’t even remember what I ate for breakfast. I have so much lost time. There was even a point where I was kicked out of the house and I lived in a motel with two individuals that ended up stealing everything I owned.

Ironically, we ended up returning home to Southlake for me and my twin bro to finish our senior year in high school. At that point I was deep into a Xanax addiction and I almost didn’t walk at graduation. I just didn’t care anymore and the only reason I graduated is because my teachers removed me from their classes and instead I spent weeks in the computer lab taking online summer school classes to earn the credits. Even more ironic, we moved back into the exact same house that Mom ‘couldn’t afford,’ now poorly maintained with an overgrown yard and dark green pool. The once beautiful American dream house was never fully revived and I moved out at 17.

If you’re wondering about the apartments, Mom lost them and the Tennessee house in foreclosure. We ended up selling Southlake and she made a pretty penny to blow through over the next couple years, unemployed. I continued supporting my mom throughout the years but after so much turmoil I prefer to avoid contact these days. My dad has always been there for us and remains a positive influence in my life, he’s very thoughtful, accepting and I love him very much. All said and done, it was a humbling experience and I don’t take it for granted.

Being from Texas, do you like country music?
I don’t hate it like some people do. Country music makes me feel comfortable and reminisce of simpler times when my family was together. I certainly love Texas. I love cowboys, masculine all-American man types, muddy outdoor stuff, motorsports and racing. I’m a masculine person and fit into society that way. I love Texas and try to visit several times a year.

How did you decide to become a model?
Growing up, I started watching porn at a young age. I remember when we got our first Wi-Fi router, it was magical! I was maybe 13 years old. My parents got me and my brothers laptops for Christmas, they were so cool and could play DVDs, wow! That introduced us to the internet and I discovered the world of gay porn and chatrooms. When I first saw two guys fucking on Cinemax I felt so excited.  I watched straight porn, but realized I would just be looking at the dicks. As I found this new joy, I kind of had this secret fantasy to be in porn. My favorite star at the time was Jeff Palmer, a hardcore performer and I just thought ‘What a great life!’ and envied the freedom of it. It was always kind of a fantasy that I never thought would happen.

And then when I turned 17, I moved out to live with my 25 year old boyfriend. He took really good care of me. We started going out to the Dallas clubs, there’s a really good gay nightlife in Dallas. The internet and Grindr was the Holy Grail in finding that liberation and freedom, to be comfortable with being gay. And then going to the Dallas clubs like S4, Roundup and BJ’s. Those were some the best times in my life. I used to go out twice a week and practically lived at the clubs. I was going in with a fake ID, of course. When I turned 18 they were pretty upset at how I presented my ID that says I was a year younger.

I just really liked the attention. It was a new-found attention from gay guys that I had never experienced before. I really loved being the one everyone wanted to talk to in the room. I was this young twink just soaking it up, dancing shirtless and taking shots from my boyfriend’s mouth. Once I had heard that some friends from the club had filmed in porn, I then began to think it was a real possibility. I wanted to get in touch with anyone who had done it to see if they could connect me with some producers.

Eventually, my club friend Croy told me about a website called Helix Studios. He said ‘They have twinks like you; young slim guys and you should apply.’ I never heard of them at the time because I mostly watched jock porn. My concern was since I’m so slim, I didn’t think I ‘d make the cut. I had only seen the ‘beefy guy’ type porn. The next day I applied online and it took them maybe two hours to respond. They flew me out a week later with my boyfriend, Breck Chambers, whom I filmed my first scene with and we just hit it off from there.

Did you expect to be with Helix so long?
I hadn’t thought that far ahead on anything! I was just getting into college. Once I got into the business, I was fast friends with Helix’ founder, Keith Miller. He taught me everything I know about making porn work out long term. He was always talking about creating stars. People would tell me that the twinks at Helix have a ‘six month shelf life’. But after my first year of doing two scenes a month, it just kept coming and coming. Once I got maybe two years in, I had my sights set on getting an office gig. I wanted a job that would outlast my looks.

And actually, I kind of got fed up with it. At one point, my contract had lapsed and I began to feel anxious. I had begged the management for an office job and even laid out a plan of what I would bring to the table. When I didn’t get the job, I went to Keith and told him ‘Your project manager has his head up his ass.’ I ended up moving back to Texas where I worked doing the bookkeeping for a construction company. I was just so bored in the remote area, that I went back to San Diego only three months later, determined to get that Helix office job. At that point, they had hired Evan Parker and Andy Taylor to work in the office and I got so jealous of that. And these two were just living it up! Keith was now open to hiring models in the office and the project manager that denied me before before had resigned. Finally, I was hired as the technology director’s assistant, thank you Deniz!! So yeah, to be this far down the road is a dream come true. I’m exactly where I want to be working side by side with Keith in the executive office as his right hand. It was so sweet driving by Lukas, the ex project manager, in my new Corvette just a couple years after he resigned.

Is it hard going from an authoritative position in the office to being a model and working with the guys in that way?
It’s like I know everyone’s secrets. It can be a little much sometimes. I don’t want to make bias decisions or even anti-bias towards myself. For example, because I also work in the office, I don’t demand to be featured in a certain marketing campaigns and I try to keep from influencing those decisions too much. Because I don’t want to have an unfair advantage in that sense. That said, I don’t know if my ego could handle just being a model. It’s honestly really nice working the admin duties and having that background. I’m really proud of what I do in working with young people. It’s nice to be an influence and have people take me seriously. It makes me come to terms with what it means to put out a sex scene, what’s important, and I get to see what sells. My Twitter has grown significantly over the years and I’m able to have a more dynamic perspective on things.

And off of that, is it fair to say you are Helix’s first porn star?
Well…I was their first reality star that engaged fans, essentially. One big star before me that comes up a lot in conversation is Tommy Anders. He’s this big dick twink. He was never really into the social media side of things. He didn’t want to be famous and never really ran with it like I did. When I started filming, the attitude I had in the scene, I brought so much energy with me, and it was unlike what the studio had seen before. I would go in there and slam those big dicks around to earn my five star scene, anything less was unacceptable! I was into hardcore porn. And so, I’d go in there and tear it up, and our director at the time, Robert, he didn’t really care too much about the direction of the movie. He would just hold the camera and start recording. Which I liked, actually. I’d come in, pick some positions out of a karma sutra app, and I’d say, ‘we’re gonna do this, this and this, and I would just do my thing. I really just brought the direction to the set with me, and It was kind of like me being a one man show where the camera operated around me. When Casey and Alex, our Hollywood style producers started, that all changed. And now I take direction from them. Which is insanely helpful and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Do you think you started Keith thinking about models gaining reality star status?
I wouldn’t want to be overzealous in taking credit for that. But I think I certainly demonstrated the potential for Twitter and social media for the studio and was one of the first ones to really run with it. I was the first model to demand an affiliate link where I get paid 50% of sales on traffic I refer. Now, models have become our best affiliates and they essentially get links on the very first day.

I remember when I first started I had scenes with Chase Young and he showed me Twitter. We created my profile in the hotel room after a shoot. I posted some nudes and the attention was so much fun, I referred to Twitter as ‘crack for models’. When I realized that I could make money from it with an affiliate link, I decided to turn myself into a business and run with it. At the time, my boss, Lukas, didn’t think Twitter was important. I would get 20, 30, 40, thousand followers and he would just talk shit about it. And meanwhile, Keith was looking in the back end to see my affiliate sales. I was one of the top affiliates for quite some time. Keith has always had this vision for the company and what the models could be and I may have been a proof of concept for what he always knew could happen.

My social media following wasn’t just built from me being a porn star. I was at home working every single day, posting scene previews and affiliate links all the time. I had determined that doing three posts throughout the day at different hours could maximize the followers. And when we started getting other models onto it, by that time I was working in the Helix office. One of my first jobs was helping the models to create a Twitter, I set them up with affiliate accounts and showed them how to advertise and make a residual income. I was a big part of scaling it with our models. It used to be difficult and I would have to convince them it was worth it, now they get at me demanding to be set up as quickly as possible.

The fans would kill me if I did not ask about your twin brother, Kris Ross. What is your relationship like today?
We’re pretty close. We talk a lot. He’s in Texas right now, actually. He works for the construction company that I used to work for. He used to DJ a lot of parties for me and my friends when we lived in San Diego. He loves DJing gigs, but it’s not like he’s out there doing gigs all the time. He’s working construction as the superintendent for job sites.

Followers that love you know you love big, fat cock. Tell me more about that passion.
The big thing about it is, I really like manly guys. I’ve always been into the bigger, thick guys. As a lot of gays are, especially the smaller ones like me. I used to be more into the outside appearance but as I got more into the porn industry with 75 scenes, 85 scenes, my tastes certainly changed. They need to have two out of three; face, body, dick. I just started noticing over time that whenever I had a scene with someone that was hung, it was always a really good scene. It was always easier to do it and less painful. I gravitate towards it because I can get lost in the scene. It’s not like I have anxiety or I’m overthinking it as I would with maybe more twinky, less hung guys. There’s nothing sexier and more masculine than a huge dick. The moment a huge cock slaps up against my hole, it really gets me going! Also, I do have a sensitive gag reflex, I can hardly brush my teeth without vomiting. But when I have a huge dick in my mouth, I just like forget about it. It’s like I become an animal. Dick size became more important to me over time as my gape size increases. It comes with age. Lol!

One of my favorite scenes was with Hayden Clarke. He was this big, baseball player type. He was masculine and had a beer can cock, it was so much fun! He would stand there watching straight porn and say he needed to get hard but his dick was already rock solid. There’s something sexy about a homo trying to act straight and masculine! As time goes on, Helix Studios has progressed into a college age studio, with the twinks displayed on 8teenBoy.com. Filming with Helix jocks is a dream come true!

We have to talk about Max. How did you two meet?
Well, we met in Texas initially. When I was a few months into filming, they asked me, ‘Who do you want to film with?’ I requested a scene with Max Carter. I thought he was just so sexy and remember the exact picture I saw of him on the website. The scene had been scheduled out for a couple weeks later. And so, I was living in Texas, at home on Grindr and I saw his profile. I recognized him and messaged him. And the message he sent to me was, ‘Oh, that’s not you. That picture is not you.’ He was accusing me of catfishing. He was like, ‘I know who it is. That’s not you.’ Then I was like, ‘You must know me then.’ He eventually ended up coming over and we really just hit it off. He stayed over practically every night. After he started staying at my house more often then not, I asked him to be my boyfriend. I was kind of going through a thing with my previous boyfriend and I didn’t want to have an exclusive relationship. But after so long, I was just like, ‘you might as well move in”.

How did he propose?
It was over Christmas 2017 when he proposed. That year, I was demanding a gift from him because he hadn’t got me a gift the last couple years. Which, is just a Max thing. So I was like, ‘You need to get me a gift.’ And so he decided to get me a ring. Which, I’ll joke with people, ‘That doesn’t count as a Christmas gift.’ It definitely has solidified our commitment to each other in a deeper sense.

How has being in this industry affected your lives together?
I think both of us being prominent employees at Helix has really kept things to where I can’t even have a life without him! Because the interactions that we have together, and how we work together, and our friend groups are all together. Life without Max is just not possible. The whole background at Helix is very important to who we are. I can’t see it any other way.

So no separation of porn life and home life?
I used to get a little bit more burnt out on it and try to find an escape. But over the years it has just become my life. I sleep in pretty late and work odd hours of the day. Working with models, they’re always hitting you up at 10:30 at night. It’s a job that involves a little work all the time. I don’t have set hours and truly live the porn star lifestyle. What would life be like without ample beauty sleep?

Now I work directly for Keith. Usually I’ll send a couple emails from home and then go over to his house and work with him in the kitchen, on our laptops. We’ll talk about deals, get things paid and do all the planning that way…The company recently relocated to Las Vegas so we’re doing the home office thing for now. I’m very excited to announce we’re moving into our new Las Vegas office next month! Working from home has it’s perks but I’m really excited to get back into office mode, Keith is a dream boss from heaven and let’s me handle my business without being up my ass all the time.

I guess the old saying is true ‘Only steers and queers come from Texas’. The rest stay there. Follow me on Twitter @KyleRossXXX and Instagram @KyleHelix. Thank you for the interview, Scott.

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Scott Rogers

Scott Rogers

A blogger with 5 years experience writing, Scott loves helping his readers indulge their fantasies. Follow and write to him on twitter at @scottrogersgay

3 Comments

  • One of the best and most revealing interviews with a Adult superstar! I am intensely jealous,but full of admiration Scott you were able to get Kyle at a time when he was so willing to reveal all.

    So Kyle was this interview part therapy session ? 😉

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