Tyrese Gibson Trivia

  • Tyrese Gibson
    • Famous as : R&B singer, actor
    • Birth Name : Tyrese Darnell Gibson
    • Birth Date : December 30, 1978
    • Birth Place : Watts Quarters, Los Angeles, USA
    • Spouse : Norma Mitchell (2-Dec-07 - Jan-09)
    • Claim to Fame : As Roman Pearce in "2 Fast 2 Furious" (2003)
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  • Became the host of the 2006 Soul Train Music Awards alongside Vivica A. Fox.
  • Once was a member of an underground rap group called Triple Impact.
  • Voted the 4th in the poll conducted by In Touch Weekly on the Sexiest Guy of Summer 2007.
  • Became a model for Tommy Hilfiger by age seventeen.
  • Was the host of "MTV Jams" (1996) from year 1999 to 2000.
  • Was included in People Magazine's Sexiest Men of the Year list by 2000.
  • Appeared in the July 2003 issue of Playgirl.
  • Admitted that he has a fear of owls on "The New Tom Green Show" (2003) just by looking at a painting of the animal and was freaked out when Green afterwards drew a picture of an owl for him.
  • Was one of the judges on the 2002 Miss Universe Pageant.
  • His role in "Baby Boy" (2001) was originally intended for the late Tupac Shakur who was shot to death in 1996.
  • Started an annual charity event, Watts Day, which contains fundraising performances by a group of artists giving back to the community in which they were raised, in 2000.
  • Purchased his first house at the age of 16.
  • Came to the Coca-Cola contest 2 hours late but managed to impress the jury with his voice when singing "A Ribbon in the Sky" which led him to be the winner of the competition.
  • Has nine tattoos on his body.
  • His childhood dream was to be a garbage man.
  • Donated over $300,000 to build the first Boys and Girls Youth.
  • Is the childhood friend of Brandy.
  • Has a strong resemblance with model Tyson Beckford.
  • Established the 2000 Watts Foundation, an organization dedicated to turn the condition of his hometown into a better one and to provide opportunities to its young citizens.
  • Was featured in Monica's "Angel of Mine" music video and that of Swv's "Rain."