Miley Cyrus' 18-year-old brother Braison Cyrus has entered the world of celebrity -- as a male model.
The teenager recently signed a contract with Wilhelmina Models, according to E! Online. The U.S. agency's roster of talent also includes R&B singer Chris Brown, pop star Cyndi Lauper and actress and model Rebecca Romijn.
Braison will make his modeling debut on the cover of the January/February 2013 issue of TROIX Magazine. The outlet will also feature him in a 25-30 page spread, showing him sporting several different looks, a rep for TROIX told OTRC.com. The issue will be released worldwide on December 31 -- New Year's Eve. (Check out sneak peek photos)
Braison and Miley, 20, share the same parents - Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus. In 2008, Braison guest starred on an episode of the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana," the show that made Miley a star. Their parents also share a daughter, Noah, a son and daughter from Tish's previous relationship and a son from Billy Ray's previous relationship.
Braison, whose Twitter username is Cyrus the Beserker, Tweeted to his some 30,900 followers a link to a People magazine report about the modeling contract news, which features a slew of comments about his look from readers. "Yea, Heath Ledger and James Franco come to mind, good for him!" one person wrote, while others said the teenager looks like female singer K.D. Lang and "Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki.
When asked by a Twitter user what he thought about the remarks, Braison Tweeted: "Well, I read the comments and got nothing but negativity. But that's okay because it's a new reason to keep trying."
Braison Tweeted a photo of himself in a serious pose, watching the CBS sitcom, on November 22.
Braison made headlines in July due to a health scare. His dad Tweeted a graphic photo of the teen lying on a hospital bed and holding a giant container of blood. Braison said on Twitter: "I got my tonsils out last week. Not sure what happened exactly but long story short my artery opened and I was bleed a lot. All good now."
(Pictured above: Left: Braison Cyrus, the 18-year-old brother of Miley Cyrus, appears in this photo that will be included in the January/February 2013 issue of Troix magazine. He is making his modelling debut on the cover of the issue and in its 25-30 page spread. It will be released worldwide on December 31 -- New Year's Eve. / Right: Miley Cyrus appears at the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012. )