Blue-eyed beauty Genesis Luna had a tough time after the military, but is now poised for success

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Name and age: Patrick “Genesis” Luna, 21

Occupation: Model/actor

Spotted at: Wycliff and Maple

The first thing you notice about Genesis are his heavenly, sky-blue eyes. If the eyes are the window to the soul, this beauty has plenty of soul to go around. Born on the military base at Fort Campbell, Ky., Genesis has made Texas his home for a number of years, originally living in San Antonio and Amarillo before moving to Dallas a few years ago. This striking Aquarius is half German, a quarter Spanish and a quarter Chicasaw. He wears a wolf paw tattoo to represent his native animal.

Veteran at life: Genesis served five years in the Army National Guard; three years ago, he returned from Iraq and had a hard time adjusting to civilian life. He couldn’t find a job, which lead to him losing his car and his apartment; he spent several months living on the street. A VA counselor diagnosed him with PTSD, and suggested counseling, which eventually got him back on his feet.

As an actor, Genesis’ handsome build, honed by years playing sports and time enlisted in the military, is often cast as a jock. He is currently producing and acting in a horror/thriller feature shot locally, Sylance, due to be released shortly. He is also starring in The Complex, a comedy sitcom for NBC, and will be in Man on the Roof  and Tinsel, to be released in 2013.

“I’m not a bad boy.” Genesis is a spiritual person with a positive spirit, who doesn’t cling to material things. He says he’s a chance-taker, but likes to analyze things before making any decision. “I’m not a bad boy. I’m a good boy. I just didn’t get caught.”

You can follow him on Twitter @Genesisxxx24.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 26, 2012.