His hair started turning gray by the time he was 14.
Released his autobiography, titled "Heart Full of Soul."
Named the Best-Mannered Man of 2006 in a poll compiled by the National League of Junior Cotillions, an etiquette and social training program that involves thousands of young people in the United States.
Chosen as the Krewe of Endymion's grand marshal for the 2007 Carnival season.
Topped People magazine's "Hottest Bachelor" list (June 2006).