Branden

Branden talks about his win, what he'll do with the money, and if he plans on asking Nicole out.

Jun 3, 20090

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.

193 comments
Viewer
Viewer

Didn't see much of the show, but was rooting for you during the last episode! Your portrait was the best, it looked just like a male super model. Good luck with a huge career ahead!

Brittany
Brittany

I met him a couple days ago at IMTA in NY. Before they introduced him I was like Holy Crap thats Branden! And I even was in the fashion show with him. Oh my gosh he is so cute. I got to hug him and my heart was beating so fast and hard he even told me he felt it. Haha. I love his scar it's awesome. He is so gorgeous he leaves me breathless. He seemed really chill and down to earth so thats cool. He is just Branden, Hot, Amazing Branden. I knew he was gonna win. Congrats :D

Lizeth
Lizeth

Ahh! omg i met him at IMTA NY 2009! i hugged him n got a picture! eeeee! he is gorgeous! my heart kept beating super fast!!!!

Viewer
Viewer

B.S! Sandhurst or Jonathan deserved to win. Branden skated through the whole competition by the skin of his teeth! Sandhurst and Jonathan were the strongest throughout the entire show. I'm shocked!

kikisam
kikisam

Brandon- You were my favorite from day one. It wasn't because of your gorgeous looks. It was because you were so real and ready to learn from the unique situation you were in. I am a single Mom of a 20 year old son who is a Marine in Iraq and I am also very close to him. You remind me so much of him. I am so proud of both of you. I wish I could somehow introduce you to my super beautiful 19 year old daughter.

Viewer
Viewer

congrats.....I used to bartend in Medford and when I saw you were from Central Point, I had to root for you. Then you so stepped it up and I honestly screamed when you won, cuz i thought you really all had your own good points, and that one of the older guys would take it. I was hoping it would be you!!! Go southern oregon!! p.s. your mom was soooo cute!!

Katie
Katie

Oh My WOW!! i am so excited for Brandon he totally deserves it. i have known Brandon for a while now and i am amazed by what he has accomplished and how far he has come! CONGRATULATION BRANDON!!!!

Peyton Garner
Peyton Garner

I think you are so amazing! :) Congrats on your win. You are beautiful!

branden maurice
branden maurice

Branden! our name means beacon upon a hill and i believe you are and will to live up to that!!

yesenia
yesenia

I knew it would be Brandon because Sandhurst did not fit the typical size that designers are looking for and Jonathan was to old to be a model in supermodel years. It's the hard facts young and slim is whats marketable. I know this because I used to work for a designer in Manhattan. Mind you I loved jonathan, but he was not a designers choice. The more younger and slimmer they are the better. This holds very true.......

Rodd
Rodd

Sandhurst should have CLEARLY won hands dwn! Not knocking Branden for his victory, but if you wanna talk about fair & consistency, it should have been Sandhurst no doubt, but hey that's how it is with these reality shows, it's never fair. The judges sway back and forth in their decisions & in the end I think it becomes more of a personal & "favorite" choice rather than a choice based on who really deserves it based on their consistent performance throughout the entire show from start to finish, and based solely on that SANDHURST should have been the next Supermodel!!!

Stefany :)
Stefany :)

Some people might be shocked; however, I'm glad -- more like ecstatic -- that he won. Branden always stood out to me. Even though he was sort of the underdog, there's was always something about him. He grew a lot and progressed throughout the show, which is the point of the show. I also love how close he was to his mom and how open he was about it. I can relate, it always made me smile when he spoke about his mom :) What else is there to say?? Dude! Is it bad that I'm 24 and I think He's gorgeous?? !! lol

I think Kate White (Cosmo) said it best: "He's got very nice lips .. Oh Branden, he was dreamy.." lol

Congrats!

Anna T
Anna T

Branden this is pretty amazing. I've listened to my mom tell me that you were on a modeling show for a few weeks now, but I always forgot to look up the show online. Now that I finally do, I see that you've won. Congradulations!! You totally deserve this chance. And you have deffinately changed though since you were hanging out with Jason. Good Luck in the future.

Tin
Tin

Branden i always knew you are going to win this ! me and my friend watch you improve and get better and better in asia!i was so happy to see you won ! you will have a great future ! its just so awesome!

Luis
Luis

YOU serious He won!!!! Omg... Wtf!!!!

Nikki
Nikki

CONGRATS!!! Awesome job on winning Branden. Good luck in your future career!

Nikki

krystee
krystee

branden!!! i absolutely loved yu on the show! im soooooo happy yu won. i almost had a few heart attacks when i thought yu were going home! sure johnathan was spectacular, i thought he really needed the money. & sandhurst.. he was alright.. although i swear he's gay. but yeaa yu totally deserved it too so dont think that yu were just "lucky". yu have a fresh, young look which is what the other 2 guys didnt have. i wish them luck too though. keep making me proud brandy! i hope to see yu on a cover of something soon, go on with yur badd selff hawtyyy. (:

suzieque
suzieque

I am so happy you wond. I loved you from day one. Jonathan is too ape like, Sandhurst is too cocky, and the women? PLEEEZE, they didn't stand a chance. You rocked, great luck with your future. BRAVO BRAVO

Viewer
Viewer

Congratulations!!! But i really thought it was going to go to someone else who i will not say.

Viewer
Viewer

CONGRATS!!! on winning and i wish you the very best and everything and email me and tell me how do i get on that show because i wanna be a supermodel also and Thanks.

Viewer
Viewer

Congrats Kid! You deserved it all the way. You definitely have it. Your nude photo was the best of the lot and your cat walk was never bad after about the 5th episode. It did seem that the editing of the show was very staged to create a surprise ending. I kept thinking that your photos were always some of the best and the ones they picked as being the best pretty average. However, I guess you've got to expect that stuff in a reality tv show.

Viewer
Viewer

Congratulations Branden, I like u from the beginning of the show, but I had never thought that u would put on such a great performance towards victory. I do agree w/ some people said that u r lucky at the last photo shoot, that was the turning point of the final. If it wasn't u who strike both the last photo shoot and the Cosmo's, u might not win over Jonathan... Within the photos, ur eyes are vivid, look like u have many things to tell us. Your last photos are definitely the best set on season 2! On the other hand, I always feel that Sandust is the weakest among the final 3, because his facial expressions look all the same... His body was a little more musclar and would certainly limit his chances to try different things, but I think his face was the main point that made him fail, rather than his body. (I pray to have Sandust or Jonathan's nice shape body!) Jonathan kept on putting on a very good show for us, his love for his family is also adorable... I am a little sad that he lost, but he should know that it was a really close match between him and Brendan.

Viewer
Viewer

It seems cocky always win over the quiet. I was going for Sandhurst.

I am so so so sad. How can anyone think that Branden is sweet!!!!!!! But Congratulations anyways.

Viewer
Viewer

As for season 2, Branden shines in the last few weeks, he has proved to be super-model material w/ his looks, especially w/ his eyes... We can see he has put on lots of hard works to change and evolve like the judges have asked... As for any industry, not just modeling, good potential and evolution have always been the key to success! Even though Branden has not been consistent like Holly in Season 1, but he showed us he can CHANGE not just because he is the youngest... Some people say he is unstable and will not gain success, but I don't agree w/ that. New York Model Management and Cory will train and give him enough directions before sending him out on market, they will have complete back-up w/ their models, the models don't have to be fighting alone as on the show. The Contract is both sides, the model and the company must have a both-win situation, I believe the judges made the choices w/ their professional minds, and I don't think New York Model Management will spend any time or money on a loser like the others comment... As for Sandust and Jonathan, they both did a very good job along the show. They lost only a little, and I was a really close match and tough choice to make... The finalists are 3 different people w/ different styles, Sandust is a better dancer/performer than a model/actor, because you can't really tell the differences between his looks... Jonathan is ready to be a model and he can also achieve greatness in different areas like mensuit or swimsuit or underwear, but his age and family took points off because the show is about training a new model and put on a new face in the industry... Jonathan did a good job for being a model, but he is too average like any other CK or RL models, not easy to stand out...

Viewer
Viewer

I am an online viewer from Hong Kong, I have some different opinion about this show. I have watched both Season 1 and 2, season 1 brought up lots of news with the gayness on the show, Ben and Ronnie kept on acting like a couple rather than competitors... Because of the public favour, both of them kept staying on the show until the very end, while Ben should have been eliminated long before... (I do love him w/ his look and body, but he was doing very bad on the show...) As for season 1, Holly was a easy choice to make, she has proved to be suitable for different style and looks.

Jared
Jared

Great job. This was DEFINITELY the best season. *Jared

emmy
emmy

YESS!!! im soooo happy you won! I absolutely loved you on the show you were the best and you really deserve to win.

Good luck with everything and congrats! I'm exited to see more of you. Your gonna be a great model btw i love bacon too (:

love ya- em xo

Viewer
Viewer

Branden--I am so happy for you! I have watched from the day one Yes, I think Sandhurst and Jonathan are both attractive and pleasant enough to watch, but it was always YOU that I remembered. Thanks for never giving up --even when they tried to break you. YOU ARE A SUPERMODEL!

windy
windy

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!im so happy that you won !!!You are a supermodle now!i will be your faithful fans forever.yes!

M.Dorsey
M.Dorsey

Congrats Brandon,

I'm a "mama's boy" as well. Congrats to you and I wish you well. Stay humble and true.

Viewer
Viewer

Gee, I wonder if this show is, I don't know, perhaps, maybe, BIASED against women b/c Tyson has an agenda? Because, apparently, male models are paid less and have to work harder to become models? Boo freaking hoo. Its about time men were paid less and worked harder in a profession. I'm done with this show. Brandon? Really?

Viewer
Viewer

Seriously? Salome was ROBBED.

Viewer
Viewer

Congrats Branden! I had a feeling you would win. As for dating Nicole, you could do so much better!

Viewer
Viewer

LOL.........Make me a supermodel became a comedy! Because the ending was a joke. Jonathon and Sandhurst will do well. Brandon, I"m sorry that I am going to miss your guest appearance on the show next season when you tell the newbies "to relax and have fun with it" and how "awesome" it is to model. Seriously, Good luck! Have fun with it! LOL......

sabrina
sabrina

Congrats Supermodel,You earned it!Your Mom is probably so so proud of you!No she is so proud you I can tell by your close relationship!I think it's important when your close to your mom their always their through the worse times and the good like becoming a Supermodel!I was so shocked with joy I happy danced looking like a retard but that's who I am! THE CONGRATSER, Sabrina

Your Neighbor Down the Street In C.P.
Your Neighbor Down the Street In C.P.

Congrats on your win! I'm so happy for you and your Mom (she raised ya)I could see you grow and be focused from week to week and thought your photos were OUTSTANDING!!! You so deserve this win. Can't wait to see your Mom's new car. You've grown into a good man and your Mom needs a good man in her life. May this bring you both all the good things you deserve. Ummmmmm question...when I go out of town will you and your Mom still feed my fish? LOL (a clue to the neighbor's identity...actually "I love Lucy now")

Viewer
Viewer

Branden, way to go!!! You were one of my faves from the first show. You seem like a really nice guy with a great personality--and of course, a great look! Knock 'em dead out there!

Natalie
Natalie

Branden- you have the BEST look! I picked you from the very first episode. And Maggie Rizer agrees ("hello good looking"). Congrats on making it to the end and WINNING!!! Well-deserved =)

CC
CC

I'm so thrilled you won. You were the right choice and it's refreshing that the winner wasn't the easy popular choice but the right one. You are young, with a fresh unique look that translates well on the catwalk. Though you have been criticized for your walk it was bs -- you've had the best walk from the beginning its exactly what you see in the most elite haute-couture high fashion shows which are more edgy and modern. Johnathan's was the old commercial cat walks which isn't what the show is about. If you want to model straight clothes in a catalogue he's your guy. Sandhurst is strictly fitness modeling material. But this was HIGH Fashion, editorial, beauty which the other two couldnt do. Johnathan too old, Sandhurst too big and bad skin & average. You deserved to win it all.

Viewer
Viewer

Why most people are saying that sandhurst is too tall to be a super model?? Branden is as tall as Sandhurst or more ... jejeje please choose another reason

Sylvia
Sylvia

Congrats! The final three were truly the best. Finally! I would have been happy with either three of you. Watching the other reality show results lately were such a disappointment and I did not agree with the winner from DTWS to Biggest Loser to AI! They all depend on the most callers and the results are a joke. I'm glad MMASM changed their format.

Lulu
Lulu

Congrats! You are so gorgeou! Don't get worried about Mom, we Moms always will be fine if our sons are fine. Go shine son! Is your time.

COACH
COACH

Branden, You won because you stayed yourself. As you have done since I have known you, you came back stronger after being down. Don't let people take advantage of you, stay being yourself because thats what got you here. Your a great guy from a great parent. Central Point is proud! Now go explore the world.

taka
taka

hey branden, you deserved to win, you can rock the catwalk and make amazing photoshot, though i like from the very beginning but i didnt thought you would win this, but, at last episodes, you really changed my mind, keep on rocking!!

Leigh
Leigh

Branden, I honestly didn't think you were going to win just because of your walk but congratulations! I just watched the finale and when you were talking to the camera about your dad leaving your mom when you were a baby I lost it. I went from being completely fine to crying in 1 second. I grew up without my dad. Your kids will be lucky to have you as their dad. You will be great! Now go spend some of that money on your mom. She deserves it!

Carol
Carol

I'm a 62 year old grandmother and I absolutely believe that you are a supermodel. It was really fun to watch you improve and get better and better as time went by. I like your look, it's fresh and new. If you act responsibly with your life and your finances you have a great future ahead of you. You have made us all proud out here in Oregon. Congratulations Branden!

kiddo
kiddo

Oh My Gosh Branden!!! I always knew you were gonna be the winner, you were the hottest guy there...and you listened to what the judges had to say...im gonna buy the cosmo magazine that your gonna be featured in.!!! im so exited for you. have fun being a rich supermodel you stud!!!!

p.s. e-mail me at: madonnawannabee@hotmail.com

GMaw J
GMaw J

Brandon, I could be your grandmother, I have 3 grandsons and one grand-daughter. I loved you on the show. I hated it when they told you you were too cocky. That made you back off on your personality and then they didn't like what you were doing. Glad you found your way back to being yourself. I loved the big picture and the Cosmo cover shot. Paul Newman of the future for sure. I also was so impressed with the fact that you weren't afraid to show emotions when you were homesisck for your Mom. I have seen my son cry and it only proved to me that he has such a big heart and it is full of love. Don't let the business get to you. Stay strong ant pick good loyal friends. Stay away from the drugs, they will ruin your life. Your Mom must be the proudest Mom in the world today to know that you did this. Good luck in the future, I hope to see your beautifull face and body everywhere.

Will you date any of the girls that were on the show?

Alex T.
Alex T.

I knew it, and they did too thats why they kept you all along, congratulations branden i hope to see you everywhere soon!

Viewer101
Viewer101

In some of your photos you really look like a young paul newman! or a male version of kate moss. haha. you have a very unique look. good luck!