Hayes has signed a modeling contract with the agency Wilhelmina Denver, Us Weekly reported.
"I've never been with a major agency such as Wilhelmina Denver," Hayes, 28, told Us of the opportunity. "I've been signed with a couple smaller local agencies in my past, but this will be a big step in the right direction for me."
Before officially signing the deal, Hayes moved from his hometown of Jacksonville, FL, to Denver, CO. He also grew out a fairly lengthy beard, which he was probably asked to do considering he'll be representing the Rocky Mountain region.
"The entire industry in Denver excites me," Hayes revealed.
"It's grown so much in recent years and the opportunity of not only great Colorado projects but national projects as well will be greatly beneficial for both Wilhelmina and my career moving forward."
Hayes insisted Wilhelmina Denver was "not the reason" he moved to a different state, but the potential of finding modeling representation was "definitely something I was hoping would come about knowing I was moving out here."
Wilhelmina will reportedly work to book Hayes for hosting gigs and product endorsements.