August 27, 2003

Over the Hill!

Mary-Kate and Ashley, the Olsen twins, are coming out with their own toothpaste. The interesting thing about this is that the picture of them on the packaging will not be of their current 17 year old selves, but a pic of when they were 13. Yahoo News:
"...the Olsens, now 17, appear as 13-year-olds on the packaging."

Past their prime at 17. I wonder how old they say they are in AOL chatrooms?

Posted by jghiii at August 27, 2003 12:13 PM
Posted by: boysonsherman on August 27, 2003 02:01 PM

Forget the twins.

Those triplets on the Cingular ads -- now they are something to drool over.

"yeah right -- books."

Posted by: Jack on August 27, 2003 04:11 PM


Posted by: sherman on August 27, 2003 10:10 PM

You've got to see the commercials. Three goodlooking college aged triplets talking about going to different schools but how they will use Cingular to keep in touch and save money, and like all those Cingular commercials, they have a name for their plan, and one brother says it's the (I'm paraphrasing) "The spend less money on phone and more on books plan" and then one brother goes............

Posted by: doug on September 1, 2003 08:11 PM

Apparently these guys are Craig, Ryan and Nick Karshner from Lake Isabella, Calif. This page ( references an article about them in the local paper, but apparently the story has been deleted from the website because the link takes me to an empty page.

Posted by: sherman on September 2, 2003 11:50 AM

Yeah, the Kern Valley Sun seems to throw their stuff into archives really fast. Here's the article. I'd have a picture for you -- but one posted at a gay web site was "Deleted at the request of the triplets' agent." Hmmmm --- someone doesn't realize who there target audience is...I mean, who do they think is making stars out of the Carlson Twins?

August 21, 2003

Triple Heart Throbs

By Patti McGarvey

The Karshner triplets of Lake Isabella, Craig, Ryan and Nick, are on their way to making their good-looking faces well-known in national TV commercials.

Born on Dec. 23, 1982, and raised in the mountain area of Caliente, where they attended grammar school and middle school at Piute Mountain School, the Karshner triplets moved off the mountain the summer before they went into high school and found a home in Lake Isabella. They attended four years at Kern Valley High School and graduated in June 2001.

The triplets are very athletic guys. They all have outgoing personalities and they are incredibly charming.

They love being active. They are extremely good gymnasts, excellent swimmers, and they love playing baseball as well as riding quads and horses.

Presently they are living in Bakersfield and are employed at the Holiday Inn Select on Truxtun Avenue, where they stay busy (between filming commercials) setting up for conferences and working as servers.

The Holiday Inn is 100 percent supportive of them making commercials; whenever they need time off to go to Los Angeles or to New York, they are given that time off. So far they have completed four commercials for Cingular, a cell phone company.

The story line of their last commercial that they just finished filming (and which will air this fall) will be about their characters going to college; one of them is heading for a university like Yale or Harvard, and the other two are heading for junior colleges.

With the cell phone business on the rise and Cingular being the second biggest mobile telecom operator in the United States, these triplets will have much exposure that will bring many more opportunities for them in the entertainment business.

After their first commercial for Cingular, the company requested the Karshner brothers to return to make more commercials because they have something to offer besides being triplets- their looks. You could say that Cingular knew they had "the right number" when they called upon these good-looking triplets for their commercials. They have the look that will sell products. They have that down-to-earth look, as well as a clean, wholesome, and youthful appearance. They are picture-perfect for any photographer.

A photo for an upcoming promotion shows the three of them standing in a field along a hillside, each wearing a thin white t-shirt and jeans. Their arms are crossed, showing off their muscles and their "six pack" stomachs. Their hair is slicked back, and with a serious look on their face, they look extremely healthy and with a magnitude of sexiness. This photo will make absolutely great poster material!

The Karshner brothers enjoy making commercials. Being triplets, all their lives they have been used to being in front of a camera and having a lot of attention. So what they are doing now for Cingular comes natural to them.

When asked if making a commercial is long hours and hard work for them, Nick said, "It's fun!" Craig said, "It [only] takes about three hours per day that we work." Ryan chimed in with, "It's harder work fighting the females off than filming [the] commercial."

These guys have their sights set on the movie business. They want to do action pictures or sitcoms. But they remain level-headed and truly nice guys.

The triplets were raised by their father, Steve Karshner, who did an outstanding job all on his own. Steve is self-employed as a farrier- a horse shoer. He went to Sierra Horse School in Bishop, where he received his certification and license in 1995.

Karshner takes pride in the way he raised his boys. He said they are boys who get along comfortably with adults as well as with kids. So far, he says, what he has taught them, the boys are living up to. When Steve was asked if there is much difference in their personalities, he said, "All three are outgoing and I am so proud of them for who they are. They are good guys." In addition, he said he was proud of the fact that his boys respect adults- in fact, people in general.

Steve said Craig is great at doing back flips. He can stand still and flip, and he is enormously good at impersonations. Ryan is the one who has the same interest as his father; he is the horseman, and enjoys getting on a wild one and working the horse until it becomes tame. And Nick, he is known as the gentle soul, the nicest of the nice. When he was born he was the smallest of the three. When Steve saw his son with a "mini cap" on his head, he nicknamed him "Peanut"- a name which has stuck all these years.

When asked what it was like to raise the boys all alone, Steve said it was hard, but he said if he had to do it all over again, he would not change a thing.

He said, "My boys have been a source of joy and pride from the moment they were born."

When the triplets were asked how they feel about traveling and going to interviews in Los Angeles, all three agreed it is fun. They have interviewed in several studios in Los Angeles and New York, and in the works are many upcoming projects. Between Paramount, Fox and Sony Pictures, they stand a chance of staying busy in the business.

Modeling work came first for the triplets. They first started getting into modeling during their senior year at Kern Valley High School. Their first professional modeling experience took place when they attended the 2001 International Modeling Talent Association competition, and staying seven days at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. They have their dad to thank for that experience and they appreciate the support they receive from him.

Their first time out of California was when they traveled to Savannah, Ga., where they were booked to work for Abercrombie and Fitch, the large clothing store company. They worked with photographer Brice Webber in Savannah and did a photo shoot for a European magazine called "Red" with Bridget Hall, a Victoria's Secret model. They were called to the Abercrombie and Fitch shoot; it was not an open call.

Because of their commercial experience they were invited to be presenters at the 2003 International Modeling Talent Association in New York. This event was held in July at the Hilton in New York City, They spent three days in New York. During their stay they visited Times Square, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and the area known as "ground zero"- the former site of the World Trade Center. Their business manager, Volony White, supervised the boys and took them to great places to eat. The boys say that during their short time in New York, they did a lot. And they all agreed it was very exciting to be in New York.

Their father had this to say about White- "She knows how to take kids from the beginning and get them started." And the boys gave thumbs up to that remark.

So what does the near future hold for these three brothers? Well, right now they are waiting for the fourth Cingular commercial to air, sometime this month or next. They also have a web site in the making, and say it should be active soon. The web site will be called and it will provide information about the boys, as well as sell items such as t-shirts, posters, and calendars.

Posted by: James on September 2, 2003 01:19 PM

The website is

Posted by: jessica on September 17, 2003 01:00 PM

where can i get some pix of these hotties?

Posted by: Mark Reed on October 14, 2003 04:59 PM

Wuz up karshners,
Its Reed, I guess i should of went in and talked to your modeling agent while i had a chance. I saw you on the verizon commercial, it was crazy. Now im in washington, when i come back ill holla at you, but im usually being black so... Anyway, good luck peace!!

Posted by: Geoffro4 on November 6, 2003 03:13 AM

whats up

this is the cousin of nick ryan and craig. I just wanted to say for the last time they look like me i was born first. And to the Nick, Ryan & craig if you guys ever see this, Thanks for the bad a** birthday party. it will be one to go down in the books. to all the hot ladys we are all single

Posted by: Aaron Stewart on November 21, 2003 09:56 PM

I have been out of the cosmic loop for far too long (and I never got the chance to read the article in the Kern Valley Sun, because I used to work for them, and ended up quitting)

I actually used to hang out with-- AROUND the triplets at lunches at Kern Valley High School, I was more of "a friend of a friend", Frank Villafranca.

Its crazy to see all this stuff popping up all of a sudden, and I didnt really know it went beyond the commercials until I heard today "Local triplets Nick, Ryan, and Craig Karshner get voted to People Magazine's 50 sexiest men". Of course at this point I promptly spit out my soda and looked for The Bakersfield Californian, which had a large article on them.

If you would like, I can throw up a copy of the article, dont bother with the Sun, they have turned to junk recently.

Hey Mark, long time no see, Heard from Chip for Felgie recently?

Posted by: Jeniffer on November 24, 2003 12:24 AM

I think that Nick, Craig and Ryan Karshner are like the hottest guys on the friends and I love them...the first time i saw them was in my People magazine. Im soo glad i bought this magazine.

Posted by: Pam on November 24, 2003 08:18 PM


I agree they are really hot..I just checked out their website looks like they have a calendar available and there is a link to a newscast they did regarding the people magazine

Posted by: nora on December 4, 2003 07:25 PM

i agree with all the comment about thoses boys....
they are the hottest guys of the world and i really have a crush on nick

Posted by: casie on December 9, 2003 08:54 PM

nick, ryan ,and craig...well. what can i say? i have know them for a really long time.they are the coolest guys.(and hottest any of you guys read this i want to let u know that u guys r like my brothers,and i really miss being around you. :-) and it feels kinda weird knowing people who r kinda really famous ..well i hope you guys enjoy it ..when i met you guys i kinda knew you had something goin for u guys because everyone know there is no other triplets that are as cute and nice as you guys...and have great personalities.. GEOFF-yes you r cute too...heheheh.....your like my brother too... to all them gurls out there ...the triplets And geoff are really great guys..if u havent ever met r really missing out on something great... love you all ...including geoff... heheehe

Posted by: danzig on February 22, 2004 11:37 PM

what up, ...yeah i found this site when i was trying to find female triplets and your names popped up...