Sean O'Pry is a 25-year-old Georgia native

By Mariah Haas
Updated November 11, 2014 08:45 PM
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Taylor Swift‘s “Blank Space” video has garnered millions of views since it made its debut, but the gorgeous man who stars alongside the pop star has also swept the Internet.

Here are five things to know about Sean O’Pry, a 25-year-old (he was born in 1989 like Swift) male model from Kennesaw, Georgia.

1. He was discovered on MySpace.
Last year, O’Pry reportedly made $1.5 million, which earned him the number one spot on Forbes’ 2013 World’s Highest-Paid Male Models list.

2. He’s going to school for acting.
“I want to be well-accepted as an actor, not just [as] a prop. I’m studying to actually have a career and longevity and not just be ‘that guy,’ ” he told Vanity Fair. “I think that’s very needed to be taken seriously. [The music video] is definitely not a step in the wrong direction. Doing this video really motivated me further.”

3. He has a dog named Mya.
His dog Mya is an adorable fixture on his Instagram. Plus, she knew he was going to be in the “Blank Space” video before many others did. “I couldn t tell anybody,” O’Pry explained to Vanity Fair. “It was very difficult … Yeah, [my friends and family] thought I was doing a job on a beautiful upstate property. My dog [knew], but I don’t think she told anybody,” he jokes.

4. He didn’t have to audition for "Blank Space."
“Lana [my manager] called me and said, ‘You have an option for a Taylor Swift video,’ … and I said, ‘Okay confirm it,’ and she was like, ‘That’s not how it works they have to confirm you,’ ” O’Pry told Access Hollywood. “I was like, ‘Oh, okay,’ and then an hour later I got the job.”

5. He has a supportive family.
O’Pry, who regularly shares sweet photos of his family on social media told E! News his younger sister Shannon was “very excited” about him being in the video. He also has an older brother, Chris.

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