Earlier this year, 44-year-old Ryan Seacrest and 27-year-old Shayna Taylor broke up, and probably because she aged out and he decided not to renew their relationship contract. But it looks like Ryan found another model to redefine romance by signing her name on a short-term contract. Ryan is apparently dating 24-year-old model Larissa Schot, so you could say he shot his shot with Schot, and it worked.
According to Page Six:
At the end of June, Seacrest was spotted kissing a mystery woman while vacationing in the South of France. Since the initial sighting, the Daily Mail has confirmed that the woman in question is former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Larissa Schot.
The couple’s getaway comes four months after Seacrest publicly split from his three-year girlfriend, chef and wellness blogger Shayna Taylor.
Larissa Schot is a model who was on a few episodes of America’s Next Top Model.
At age 20, Schot appeared on the 22nd cycle of “America’s Next Top Model.” Though she was only on a few episodes, she has modeled in some major ad campaigns for brands like Gucci, Urban Decay and Nylon. She was most recently featured in Vic Mensa’s “Dark Things” video in 2018.
I also love that Page Six is quoting her high school newspaper to find out about her. Though based Ryan Seacrest’s alleged past behavior and interviewing skills, I imagine he probably mostly reads High School newspapers.
In an interview with her high school newspaper in 2015, Schot divulged that while she was active in high school recreational sports, she didn’t begin modeling until she turned 18. “I started playing volleyball in middle school and softball when I was around five or six years old,” she said. “But I’ve always wanted to model ever since I was 13.”
Larissa also champions causes such as getting more fashionable clothing for plus size women. No word on if Ryan approves, but probably not.
In 2018, Schot began a photo series on her Instagram with a plus-size model friend to celebrate the beauty of all body types, entitled “Thick and Thin.”
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To this amazing women and my closest friend. You have helped me realize how crazy difficult it is shopping and being an everyday women as a plus size model. I am so happy we are showing how cute outfits can be in plus and straight size clothing. 💕 through thick and thin we will always support one another. You’re amazing and I love you @xsophiacosettex
Thick and Thin. She also talks to ANOTHER high school friend about how she’s the Rosa Parks of plus size women fashions.
In an interview with a high school classmate, she explained her decision: “It makes me upset that my gorgeous friend does not have access to the same clothes as I do, and that many of the stores I frequent don’t carry her size. It was ignorance on my part, but I never realized how limited clothing options are for the plus-sized community.
I mean, okay, but at least she’s championing a cause and is being nice to her old high school classmates. Hopefully she can lean on them when her contract is not renewed. I imagine Seacrest does most of his breaking up by just yelling, “Seacrest Out!“, before continuing to read whatever high school newspaper he has handy.