His albinism made him the object of much bullying. He appeared on the Tyra Banks Show in 2009 and discussed his negative childhood experiences.
He appeared in the music video for Katy Perry's song "E.T."
He was born to an African-American family in The Bronx, New York. His parents are Geraldine and Shaun Ross, he also has three siblings.
He appeared in Lana Del Rey's short film Tropico.