--Bonner Bolton is an American fashion model and former professional bull rider.
--He grew up on a ranch in Texas, learning how to ride horses and bulls.
--He won the CBR World Championship finals in 2007 and the Las Vegas championship in 2011.
--He has appeared as a stunt actor in movies such as “The Longest Ride” and competed in “Dancing with the Stars” in 2017.
--He is currently signed to the IMG Models modelling agency and has a net worth of over $1 million.

Who is Bonner Bolton? Wiki Bio

Bonner Bolton was born in Odessa, Texas USA, on 1 June 1987, so under the zodiac sign of Gemini and holding American nationality – he is popular for his career as a fashion model, while he is also a former professional bull rider.

Early life and education

Bonner spent his childhood on a ranch between Gardendale and Odessa in Texas – it was there that he learned to ride horses, and eventually became a trainer. His parents are Toya and Sally Bolton, but he hasn’t shared many details of them as he prefers to keep them away from the media’s attention – Bonner has two brothers named Brody and Bridger, and two sisters, Brylee and Bliss. The ranch he grew up on has been in the family’s ownership since 1903; his father Toya was a professional rodeo cowboy for more than 14 years, and was the one who motivated Bonner to get into bull riding.


Bonner has been an avid bull rider since he was 14 years old. After he matriculated from high school, he won a bull riding scholarship, attended Odessa College, and later Texas Tech University.

Career of a model and a bull rider

Bonner officially launched his career of a bull rider after competing at the CBR tour which started in 2005 and ended in 2013. He was able to qualify and compete in the CBR world championship finals in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, but only managed to win it in 2007. He won the Las Vegas championship in 2011 and went on to win the Hobbs championship in 2013.

In 2015, Bonner won the Yakima event which was his second Velocity Tour win in that year. He was ranked the 34th best bull rider in the world and so qualified for the Professional Bull Riding World Finals, finishing fourth.

Bonner has had a chance to act in several movies as a stunt man – he appeared in “The Longest Ride” movie in 2015 which is based on the Nicholas Sparks’ book. The main role of Luke is played by Scott Eastwood who is a professional bull rider, and Bonner was one of four other bull riders who served as stuntmen for the movie.

Bonner’s injury and end of his career

Bonner’s career of a professional bull rider was officially finished on 10 January 2016 at the Chicago Invitational event – he was holding first place on the leader board, but as he was trying to dismount his bull, he mistimed it, was sent in the air, and landed straight on his head. The bull fighters saved him from being run over by his bull, but he was taken to hospital and diagnosed with a broken C-2 vertebrae – luckily for him, his spinal cord was intact.

The surgery he had to undergo went well, but he was stuck wearing a neck collar for several months – he’s talked about the support he received during this tough time when he knew he was never going to compete at bull riding again. Bonner will have metal plate in his neck for the rest of his life, which could kill him if he suffers from even a slight head injury.

Career of a fashion model and other jobs

Bonner was signed to the IMG Models modelling agency on 19 May 2016, just several months after his nearly fatal accident. He has since become a sought-after male model, and has posed for the Saks Fifth Avenue luxury department store,posed for Saks Fifth Avenue, was featured in the “Cosmo Guy” section of Cosmopolitan magazine, without his shirt for one of the Br4ss underwear campaigns. His latest assignment was becoming ‘The Cosmo Guy’ in the issue of the “Cosmopolitan” magazine, released in August 2019.

Bonner also appeared in the “Dancing with the Stars” TV show in 2017,  partnered with Sharna Burgess, and the two were eliminated on 8 May taking fifth place.

Love life and relationships

Bonner is one of the most secretive people on the internet, as he hasn’t shared any details regarding his past and present relationships with the public.

Although he hasn’t talked about it, Bonner is rumored to be dating professional dancer Sharna Burgess whom he danced with in the “Dancing with the Stars” TV show. While the public felt the emotions between the two while they were dancing, both of them have denied the rumors, stating that they were only dance partners, however, they later uploaded pictures of them together on Valentine’s Day, while still not making their relationship official.

Bonner Bolton

While they both still stated that they were just friends, Bonner announced in an interview with “E! News” in 2017 that he was planning on going out with Normani Kordei, another professional dancer who competed in the “Dancing with the Stars” TV show. It’s un known whether or not Bonner and Normani have been on a date, and judging by his social media accounts, Bonner  appears to still be single, hasn’t married, and doesn’t have any kids.

Hobbies and other interests

Bonner’s number one passion was bull riding, and once he couldn’t do it anymore, he turned to modelling and posing in front of the camera – aside from that, he has numerous other interests.

Bonner has been a fan of martial arts since he was a kid, and has been taking tai chi classes for years now. He enjoys going fishing with his father, which is something they have been doing together since his earliest years. Bonner’s favorite season is winter, as he’s an avid snowboarder – he first tried skiing but after he saw people on snowboards and tried it, he was hooked. He’s also become a traveller after his neck accident – already covering a wide area of the US, and tioured  around Europe in the summer of 2020.

Bonner has been a lover of animals since he was a kid, and has had numerous pets throughout the years, including dogs, cats, horses, cows, bulls, chickens, and ducks.

Appearance and net worth

Bonner has short brown hair and blue eyes, and is 5ft 11ins (1.81m) tall, while his weight is not known. He has had multiple tattoos inked onto his body over the years.

According to authoritative sources, his current net worth is estimated to be more than $1 million, from his former career as a bull rider  and is steadily rising thanks to his new career of a model.

Social media presence

Bonner is quite active on several popular social media networks, as this is very important for the career he’s built for himself on the internet.

Bonner launched his Twitter account in March 2012, and  his Instagram account is currently followed by more than 120,000, people, he’s is running a Facebook page as well.

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