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Bravotv.com: At the beginning of the season, did you think you would win? Or who did you think would after seeing the other models?
Well, I’ve got to admit, at the beginning of the season, I was very intimidated by all the models, definitely I thought I wasn’t going to be underestimating myself. And really who I thought was going to win was either Sandhurst or Jonathan. That’s who I thought was going to win. So when I got down to them at the end, when I was with them, I was just amazed by myself. I thought “Holy crap! I really made it this far.” I had a one in three chance to win so why not just go for it?
Bravotv.com: Especially in the last episode they [Jonathan & Sanhurst] almost kind of played father figures during the show for you. What was that relationship like with the other guys?
The relationship with the other guys was very good. I love those two. Jonathan, he’s more of the father figure type of guy and Sanhurst is more of just like your best friend. I really was privileged to actually share a home with them for two months and have fun with them. I had fun no matter what we were doing.
Bravotv.com: In the last episode, you get to shoot with this amazing photographer in the first part and do the whole Polaroid challenge with that camera. What was that like?
That was my favorite photo shoot out of all of them. It wasn’t like "Do this pose." It wasn’t very "posey." It was more showing yourself. There was one of them that was pretty posy because it was a high fashion one, but then there was your portrait, and then there was there’s the group shot. And I felt like in the group shot, I did the best.
Bravotv.com: And then you had the Cosmo shoot. Did that just feel really natural to you?
Well that was probably one of my favorite photo shoots. It was very natural. And they just told me to act like that guy that girls want to be with and the guy that guys want to be friends with. And I was good in that and they said "You really are a Cosmo guy." And I felt very confident about that.
Bravotv.com: In your final catwalk, you had the more playful one, and then you had the Ben Sherman one, what did you want to accomplish with those catwalks?
Really on those catwalks, I just wanted to show them that I’ve matured since the beginning of the competition and that I know what I’m doing and I’m ready to be a supermodel. That’s really what I was just trying to show them. And I felt a little awkward and funny in the whole suit I had on with all the bows. It was kind of weird. But, it was fun.
I loved you from the beginning! You've got the coolest face with so much character. I knew if you could get your maturity level up a bit, you would be a big contender. I'm glad I was right! CONGRATULATIONS! I hope you have tons of happiness and success. You deserve it.
ps....loved how you said you would treat your won son/child.
OMG!! Disappointed. You received the 'sympathy and tears' win.
The real winner should have been Sanhurst or Jonathan.
All of the finalists were strong, but I picked you out very early. Models are not the end all and be all in this world (a lot of people make fun of them), but you exhibit talent on video as well as the still camera, so you may succeed beyond the modeling realm. My advice to you is to plan for your comfort in life in your 30s 40s and beyond because you are guaranteed success in your 20s. You have a good spirit, Branden. and your look and personality are truly inspiring. I wish you the best.
I knew you had it the week you wore the rocker wig on the catwalk...you have a very unique paul newman-like face...CONGRATS, and good luck with your career!
Congratulations, kiddo!!!! You were an absolute joy to watch, the most exciting and memorable of the 3 finalists (despite the earlier setbacks). Can't wait to see you on billboards and in magazine spreads. Stay grounded and good luck with lady Nicole ;)
You are young but you show amazing grace and intuition. I think you have a ton of potential. You're charismatic and charming and you photograph well. And, you have a commanding presence on the runway. Congratulations and have a wonderful career! And don't let your success go to your head!
OK, so I guess Brandon's family and friends posted all the comments above about him being great and etc. Brandon got better towards the end, but even at his best he was no match for Jonathan or Sandhurst for that matter. Very dissapointed in the final show. But I guess I'll take the high road and say that I wish Brandon much success. I do. But I really hope that Jonathan and Sandhurst get signed somewhere asap. They truly deserved to win.
I believe Nicole owes you her number! All the top 3 have great futures ahead of them. This season was much better than last season in my opinion. By the way, even though I was a big fan of Johnathan, it was obvious that he had a lot more prior experience than Branden. I would have liked to see a professional shoot of Johnathan when he was 18 and lets see how they compare then.
I love tha fact that you won. your hot young and all around a good guy. you were so amazing in the last week as a hole. Congrats and keep going. your going to have a very successful life.
Another disappointment. Perry should have one in the first season and Jonathan this season. Branden will never make it. I'm done with this show.
Congratulations Branden! You completely deserve it; especially after all you were put through by the judges! You really grew throughout the show and the journey is only beginning! You have a very real personality that really set you apart from the other models. Good for you!
Congratulations! I think you have a very bright future ahead of you...let your Mom keep you grounded while you're reaching for the stars! Best of luck! :-)
I always thought you were going to win. It was such a treat watching you this whole season. I loved the one-on-ones, you were funny as hell! Congratulations on a seriously well-deserved win, I thought you worked the hardest. Good luck with your career and I can't wait to see your face out there!!
omg love ya im glad u won. i woulda been glad for either of u three actually but congrats dawg. the gay latino/black comunity is happy foru
I'm so happy for you! I wish you all the best in your new career What a wonderful job your Mom did!! I know she is so incredibly proud of you!! May God bless you in everything you do!
yay branden i wanted you to win from the beginning you are so talented i was rooting for you i hope to see you on the cover of cosmo im buying that one for sure! hey if your not going to ask nicole out im free ^_~!
awww I wanted Johnathon to win :-( As soon as Tyson said "Johnathon... we can not make you a supermodel" I could see it in his face that he wanted to cry but was trying to be strong in front of the camera. That guy wanted it for his family so bad. The good thing for him is that he has been on tv and allot of people recognize his style, so he can take this confidence and try to find modeling careers with other big modeling agencies because he has what it takes.
Sandhurt was too confident, but i'm sure he will find it easy to book jobs :-)
... as for our winner Brandon, Congrats man! Your mom raised a tough kid. Take that Knowledge and show them what you've got!
You and Sandhurst had the best personalities on this show! I love your wit and humor, you are fun, goofy, cute, and sexy all at once....congrats on your improvement and your win...SandH was my fav, but i'm not mad @ your victory
they just chose you because you are young and they can work on you (and of course make money out of you). You know it, we know it.
Branden--a bit of advice. Please do not let this go to your head. You were cocky before and I fear they have now created a monster. I really do not think you should have won--it should have gone to Jonathan. You got lucky in that I think Bravo was after the shock factor. I do think that you have a future as a model, but if you are not careful, you will blow this opportunity. Be mature, be humble and be a man. Good luck.
I knew that Branden was going to win because he has the look that New York Model Management is looking for; fresh, young, and versatile.
Yay! Honestly, I didn't think much of you at the beginning, but about halfway through you became my favorite. I'm so happy you won! Best of luck and I am definitely buying that issue of Cosmo. Stay gold, Pony Boy.
I actually would have been happy with any of the final three winning. All of you have great potential and great character. The friendly rivalry and yet supporting relationships were endearing. Best wishes.
Branden I am so glad you won! You deserved it! I love your confidence and love for your mother. Your story touches my heart. I believe you should facebook me! I would love nothing more.
Branden, you had the most growth throughout the season, and you really took every challenge to heart and absorbed all the advice the judges had. That last episode was awesome; you were great in all your shots and I liked your runway the best because it was the most authentic yet it was still Branden.
I was rooting for you the entire season and you didn't let me down! Congratulations on your win, you deserved it!
i am not an emotional person but i cried when you won! i loved watching you on the show... you were real, funny, silly and just totally adorable! i'm so happy you won, you deserve it : ) PS: read you're from Tahoe! i go there often because i live in SF. i can see the tahoe boy in you. haha
Congratulations Branden! Way to represent So. Oregon! Good way to make us proud - just remember to keep up the good work, and do what your heart tells you...don't get sucked into the fam3 and fortune lifestyle. You're too good for that! Good Luck!
Congrats Branden!! I always felt that you had what it takes to win. The other two were worthy opponents but in truth being a male model with a wife and child can only lead to trouble down the road. Too much temptation. I like Sandhurst but he should continue to dance as his body is not proportionate for a model.
Branden, you have the all American look. Your face is so interesting with a great profile. You listened and improved week by week. Cosmo has a pulse on the look that women like and they liked you! The best man won, don't let anyone put you down!
I knew you were going to win, Boy! I said that early on. The show is "Make" a supermodel, Not "Who" is a supermodel already. You go Boy!!!!
Congrats Branden! I thought Jonathan had it in the bag, and I was rooting for Sandhurst at first. But you grew so much throughout the show, and literally blew me away on some of the tasks. For the final 2 shows, I was rooting for you! I think the judges make an excellent choice because you are in a position to really grow in this industry and you'll no doubt have a lot of longevity.
Best of luck to you! See u in NYC!
I am surprised Branden won but I am glad he did, because he had matured a lot and he had a more unique look than Jonathan and Sandhurst...plus he was the underdog and always gotta cheer him on!
Branden, you really deserved to win. You went from boy to man, model to Supermodel and it was great watching this transformation! Congratulations!
Branden, congreats you win, and you are nice kid!!!! Good luck to you. Your Mom can be proud of you!!!!...but....the real Super Model is Jonathan!!!
Extremely disappointed with this outcome. A courteous congrats to Branden. However, the best congrats to Jonathan and Sandhurst - the real supermodels! I really don't understand how judges could pick Branden over the two real men who are attractive and have beautifully built bodies. I am sure both Jonathan and Sandhurst will have amazing careers and they certainly deserve it.
I was sure Jonathan was going to win up until last night. Reluctantly, I had settled on Sandhurst taking the prize until those poloroid shots of Branden. Those were simply amazing. My comment to my husband (who doesn't give a hoot and had just walked through the room) was that Branden was a beautiful boy. It finally hit me with those photos--he has it--the skin tone, the shape of face, the eyes...I then had a feeling that he would be the upset! And when the guest judge talked about the "S" shape of the face in the one pix and the same shape in the next--ah, yeah, Branden had it! Now Jonathan, we haven't seen the last of him!