Kyle and Lane Carlson, known collectively as the Carlson Twins, are identical twin brothers and work together as male fashion models.
The twins were born on December 24, 1978 in Stillwater, Minnesota, United States. Lane is the elder of the two, born six minutes earlier than Kyle. The Carlson twins grew up with two older siblings, Aaron and Michelle (`Mich`) and a younger sister, Lynnaya. They attended Stillwater High School and later both graduated from Winona State University.
They began their modeling career when Lane was "discovered" in a mall in La Crosse, Wisconsin[when?], and have since become internationally successful models. As with the Brewer twins, the Carlsons became famous after nude modeling for photographer Bruce Weber. They have worked for companies such as Armani, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Out magazine, and are also known for their work in the Spring Break 2001 edition of the now discontinued Abercrombie and Fitch A&F Quarterly catalog. Both frequently work as underwear models, and Kyle is one of the most used models for Calvin Klein underwear.
In 2005, they appeared as themselves in the TV comedy Mobile Home Disaster on the WB Television Network.
In 2007, Kyle appears as himself regularly on the television show Deserving Design with Vern Yip on HGTV doing carpenter work.