Although Justin Gatson did not make it very far on Nashville Star, he certainly seems to be doing well in the world of modeling. I have heard him sing, not bad, but I think it will be his continuing to remove his pants that will provide the best chance of financial stability.
Justin Michael Gaston (born August 12, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter, model, and actor who was also a contestant on Nashville Star on season 6. He finished 10th overall out of 12 contestants. He portrayed the role of Ben Rogers on Days of Our Lives for less than four months in 2014.
He appeared on the magazine cover of Tetu in 2013.
In 2005, Justin Gaston left his hometown of Pineville, Louisiana, to pursue a career in acting. Gaston first worked as an underwear model for Christian Audigier, Adidas, International Jock, and Hugo Boss.
Gaston appeared as Taylor Swift's love interest on her 2008 music video for "Love Story", and also appeared on the pilot episode of the television series Glee, which premiered on the Fox network on May 19, 2009.
In February 2010, Gaston began appearing on Simon Fuller's interactive reality show, the If I Can Dream webseries, which aired on Hulu. The show provided round-the-clock coverage of the daily lives of five aspiring stars who had moved into a house in Hollywood, California. Gaston's costars were Ben Elliott, Giglianne Braga, Kara Killmer, and Amanda Phillips.
On April 14, 2010, Gaston performed a duet on Simon Fuller's American Idol with Brooke White, the fifth place finalist on season 7. Gaston's song choice was the Elvis Presley ballad, "If I Can Dream".
In June 2010 Gaston posed nude in a photo shoot for PETA's "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad campaign along with Ben Elliott and Giglianne Braga.
During the summer of 2010, Gaston was a temporary opening act for American Idol winner Kris Allen.
On February 6, 2014, it was announced that Gaston joined the cast of the soap opera Days of Our Lives. He plays the role of Jordan Ridgeway's brother, Ben Ridgeway. He made his first appearance on February 27, 2014. Gaston was let go from the series at the end of the first 13-weeks of his contract cycle; he was replaced by former All My Children actor Robert Scott Wilson.