Cyrus is a native of South Carolina. He earned his degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of South Carolina, with subsequent jobs spanning the entertainment industry: radio, social media, theater, pageantry, and television.
He worked 19 years as the Radio Promotions and Marketing Director for six radio stations owned and operated by Clear Channel Radio. For nine years he was a regular on the highly rated 104.7 WNOK Morning Show, The Morning Rush, as their movie and fashion critic, "Mr. Blacklist."
Mr. Blacklist (one of his alter-egos) shares his talent with The Vegas Entertainment Network and performs as the on-camera toungue-in-cheek movie, event, and fashion reviewer. He created video reviews for the City of Lights, found at www.thev.tv
Community theater always has been a favorite hobby. Select credits include Gypsy, Big River, The Red Stockings Review (lead), and The Midnight Murder Mystery.
He is the CEO of Cosmic King Productions and owns and operates Gowns and Crowns, a full service pageant consulting business. He has spent 30 years in the pageant business and has earned over 2000 crowns to his credit; from local pageants to the Mrs. Galaxy system. For more on Cy's pageant career please visit his business website at www.gownsandcrowns.com
In 2009 Cyrus was the star of his own reality show, "The King of the Crown," for the Discovery network. The program aired as a one hour pilot followed by thirteen episodes on TLC. The King of the Crown aired both nationally and internationally. You can catch select episodes on Amazon TV Prime by searching: King of the Crown at www.amazon.com
Cyrus has made numerous guest television appearances.
MTV's My Super Sweet Sixteen featured Cyrus along with his client, Margaret Ann Carter, as she celebrated one beauty of a birthday in Charleston, South Carolina.
He appeared on The Anderson Cooper Show to weigh in on TLC's program, "Toddlers and Tiaras," and provide perspective on the controversial world of child beauty pageants.
Cyrus was cast as himself on Lifetime's reality show, "The Week the Women Went." His role was to help a small town full of men produce a local beauty pageant for all the girls in the community.
Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" held another opportunity for Cyrus to lend his talents. He was cast as himself to assist celebrity housewife, Cynthia Bailey, produce her first beauty pageant in Atlanta.
Cyrus is currently working on his first book, " Does Big Hair Win: a girl's guide to being in a beauty pageant." The book will be a fun read and will share knowledge gained during his 30-year career in pageantry. Popular clients will be featured; one of whom is Catie Upton, the Miss Teen USA hopeful whose quest for the crown turned her into an overnight Youtube sensation.