Mike Scocozza is an American model, writer, traveler, oysters shucker, and knucklehead. He is most known for his stint as the ice cream man on America’s Next Top Model Cycle 20: Guys & Girls. But his journey in the entertainment industry began many years go.
Born and raised in Pennsylvania, Mike inherited a love of music from his parents. As a child he was frequently found dancing around the living room, listening to mom and dad's old albums. At the age of 14 he received his first guitar and never looked back from there. After graduating from high school, Mike signed his first record contract and began touring the country; living the rock and roll lifestyle with some of his best friends. After some time, life on the road got to be too much. Mike quit the band, moved to Los Angeles, and became a talent manager. Here he was able to use his experience in the music industry to help others pursue their dreams. He went on to guide and shape the careers of many musicians and artists.
While living in Los Angeles, Mike began helping his friend on the Coolhaus truck, a well-known gourmet ice cream sandwich maker in the food truck scene. While working on the truck, Mike had a chance encounter with supermodel Tyra Banks that would change his life and unexpectedly introduce him to the world of modeling. A few months later Mike found himself as a finalist on Cycle 20 of America’s Next Top Model.
Following the show, Mike immersed himself in the world of fashion. He signed with modeling agencies in Los Angeles and New York and began working. He also found himself in front of the TV camera. It has been quite a career thus far for this journeyman, but Mike is truly just getting started in the entertainment industry.