Sandhurst

Sandhurst breaks down the finale and has words for his competitors.

on Jun 3, 20090

It has come to this. Thirteen weeks of walking, posing, laughing, fighting, and more laughing has come to an end. It’s hard to look at the apartment the same way without the 13 other models in the house. Say what you want about anyone of them but they sure made the experience a lot of fun. Mountaha went home last night and I can’t help but feel as though she was robbed of an experience. Is Branden the more deserving of the two? That will be up for debate but definitely when you look at the competition I have to say I would have given the edge to Mountaha.

For our final photo shoot we were given the challenge of taking a great Polaroid shot by famed photographer Timothy Greensfield-Sanders. We were to pose for three images — a head shot, a full body, and a group shot. Working with Timothy was by far one of the coolest interactions that I had throughout this competition. He knows how to get what he wants out of his models and I really enjoyed working with him. After taking the head shot and waiting for it to develop, seeing the image just revealed to me how much I look like both of my parents. To me I took the entire experience more as a graduation or culmination of some sort and did not consider it to be a competitive challenge. To me, whoever was going to win the contract had already done so in the thirteen weeks that we had been here.

After the great day that was our final photo shoot we were sent off to a cover try with Cosmo magazine. This was incredible seeing that Cosmo’s circulation reaches more readers than most fashion and entertainment magazines in the world. Again we were placed in front of the lens of another famed fashion photographer. This time it was Marc Baptiste. I loved it. He is such an animated character which is great energy to thrive off of during a shoot.

Our final runway has come and though I am excited to finally hear the verdict I must admit it was extremely bittersweet for me. I had a blast throughout this entire experience. I met 15 incredible individuals and now it was about to be over. I basically did my usual walk on the runway and left it at that. Now was not the time to play with my walk. If the judges liked it then they did and if the judges hated it then oh well. At this point in the game it didn’t matter anymore. Of the 13 weeks we were in this competition I tied with Jonathan for the most weekly wins of three. I was in the top three 11 of 13 weeks and I was hailed as the king of the catwalk. I would say that was a victory in itself.

As we neared closer to the decision and each judge stated what they had to say and each mentor threw in their two cents, it was still unclear who was going to get the win. Was it going to be Jonathan the epitome of the male model, right height, right measurements or was it going to be Branden who certainly had youth on his side or was it going to be me “Mister Consistent.” Well apparently in a competition that seemed to be a two man race from the start between Jonathan and me, it is possible for a dark horse to snatch it at the end. Branden was the model that the judges felt they could make into a supermodel. I will be honest — I was confused by the decision. I was the only model to hear every critique firsthand, since I stood on stage for every panel except the second week, so from hearing what the judges said in the past it was hard to accept that they all of a sudden believed that Branden did the best in the entire competition.

However, as much as I question the decision I understand it. I had competed well in this competition and achieved a lot more during my time on the show and that sends a stronger message in my opinion to the industry. So as much as I want to be a sore loser I cannot help but say that I am proud of Branden and I really do wish him all the success in the world. I hope that with the doors that are going to be opened up to him that he also opens up his eyes and his mind even further and know that I will be there for him. To Jonathan, I know that only great things are on the horizon. I really am not afraid for him. He’s my boy and was my best friend throughout this entire experience and he will continue to be so after it. Finally, for me I would do this again in a heartbeat. I had the most amazing experience of my life competing against these 15 remarkable models and have learned a lesson from every one of them and as I said before, I am so grateful to have been given this gift. I refuse to say the cliché line that “This is not the last you will see of me” so I will say this: I see big things for myself in the future and I am confident in my ability to go after and achieve them.

127 comments
kha
kha

wow, i never ended up seeing the last two episodes, and Bravo didnt seem to replay it much so i never knew who won. I kinda thought you won Sandhurst! In any way, Im sure you will do well in the future. We've had Wendy, Penny, Giselle, Michelle, Gabrielle, Kenisha, and the list goes on and on of beautiful Trini women, but thanks for repping the beauty of a Trini man!!!

~ Trini.

Nicole
Nicole

Hi,Sandhurst~I'm your super fan from China.I'm sorry that you're the winner in this season.But in my heart,you're the best.You're so cute,handsome,hot and attractive.You're a supermodel!!Hope you'll have a bright future.Bless you. Hope we all chinese fans can have more chance to see u:) Good luck

dean mascall
dean mascall

hello,mr sandhurst,i looked at this show from the first day and u are the undisputed winner,with johnathan,extremely close.in fact it could have gone either way.the judges seem a bit questionable.any way i am from trinidad and tobago,presently pursuing a degree in fashion design and marketing.i want to say i was proud to see t and t,so properly represented for once at an international event.when i do my first line,u will be on my runway.godbless.i am very proud of u,as a man and as a competitor.

Jon
Jon

In the UK we have only just had the underwater shoot but even at this stage it's clear you are a real pro. So Branden won, so what? You and Jonathan are the real stars and I'm sure you will both work and work. Good luck and never give up.

Michael K
Michael K

Sandhurst stay strong, stay positive, it's clear who the true supermodel is.

Penn
Penn

Sandhurst...I was sure that you would win..you were,by far,the best. I wish you a very happy, successful & prosperous future.

Tisa
Tisa

I love you Sandhurst. You were so calm, spoke very well and you look like you have a good head on your shoulders. You are def going to go very far. You were indeed the most talented. I would love to see you and Tyson do a photo together..whew!

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst you are my favorite contestant! i'm sure you will do great with your ability and great personality! i will always be here and root for you!

Angel
Angel

Sandhurst, I hope to see more of your work. You are a very talented model and have the "it" to make it big. Plus you are hot, hot, hot.

keri
keri

I'm from the lovely island of barbados,and I was so happy to see a islander doing so well what I wasmost amazed at,was he's poised and and elequence,big things are awaiting you and you deserve all thats great .my trini friend

lorin
lorin

Sandhurst, you were and are truly the best! You were robbed from winning this competition! Every episode and shoot you was consistently the Best ! You are another "Tyson Beckford" or really quite better ! You will be a Supermodel for the whole world to see. Stay strong and never give up ! You have the full package, personality, looks, versatility, and brains! You go Boy !!!

katie
katie

Thanks to you i want to become a supermodel you make it look very fun and i hope i do become 1 :)...and all my friends say i should be 1 to because of my hight and my perfect teeth.....thank you :)

Katie
Katie

you are my role model......you convinced me to become a supermodel ......i hope you become a super model....im not saying that brandon shouldnt of became a supermodel ...its just i know you were better....but you also helped me become more like you....you are very peaceful and calming...you laugh alot...and help people when they are sad ...i try to be like you more and more everyday -katie :)

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst,

All things are possible through God. You will succeed. Your determination, skills, and personality will take you to the top.

God Bless

Lisa
Lisa

I was totally shocked by the decision. Sandhurst you clearly were the best. Brandon improved and did better but you also twiked you walk and style but you were my favorite going in because of your story and what you wanted out of life. My kids and I know you will be awesome and make alot of money with that beautiful face. God Bless.

Joshua
Joshua

Sandhurst - I saw the finale and was so shocked that Brandon won, but I know that with your talent and with everything you have gained from the show, you will make your own path. I wish you the best of luck on your journey ahead and hope that you never give up on your dream.

Su-Ping
Su-Ping

I am so disappoited that you didn't win. You have the unique face and the best personality.

salina
salina

Hey, i think you'll be the winner. From the very beginning i thought that you and jonathan will have to face each other. Branden is not a supermodel. May be the judges don't waht to make a supermodel either a black guy or a little old guy. That may be the reason in my view. But you are a supermodel. Best of luck for your future.

jay
jay

i think this the first time i ever been this upset a someone who won a show like this . last season i did't understand how in the hell holly won and thought now that they have judges that they would at lease get it alomost right but this was bs. sandhurst u had one bad week was at the bottom one time also never had the judges tell u be gald the cat walk did't call call 4 walking. if u seen the show u guy's knoww what i'am talking about. best of luck to u guy i'am sure u will be seen on the catwalk and megs. all over the place and yes i'am a big fan.

BJ
BJ

Sandhurst, They gave the KID a big break! Thank god they don't have the last WORD! You were Great Sandhurst i wish you well and all gods blessings.The thighs are great!Ok.

Sharon
Sharon

I have never done this before so here goes....

My 9 y.o. son and I really felt that you should have won :) But despite that we know that you will be successful in any endeavor...

The last episode underscored that the final three were the most deserving as model but more so as men.. as human beings.. The scene where Branden broke down and you both went to support him showed so much. The very young man on the brink of coming into his own, the young man who is confident in himself and his ability and the man who doesn't loose anything in supporting a friend. You were all competitive but you all showed how to be competitive and caring men at the same time. Trust me your mother's are all very PROUD...

I am a mother, a wife a sister. I was able to relate to every one of you. But especially you, as I am a black mother, black wife & black sister. You were the epitome of a man no matter what color.. Strong, sensitive, Strong, driven, Strong, decisive, Strong, funny, Strong, handsome, Strong, articulate... Just damn STRONG in everything you do.

Mafe
Mafe

Sandhurst, I think you totally deserved to win. I expected it also, and don't understand what happened. Yes, Jonathan might have had the height and weight, but you are just beautiful as many photographers commented. Not only that, but you have a great personality. I loved your comments on the show. And that "accountant look" is just plain sexy! I am so going to miss you on my Wednesday nights....

JoeAnn
JoeAnn

Hi, Sandhurst I think you're a wonderful and very respectful person. But I think you were robbed!!! You were the best they had. I'm not taking anything away from Johnthan or Branden but over all to me you are a SUPERMODEL!!!! I know I'll be seeing you on many covers and pages of major magazines and workin' a whole lot of runways.

JoeAnn

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst. I CANNOT believe you didn't win. The finale makes no sense to me. I wish the best in all your future endeavors--and hope there will be MANY opportunities for your to succeed. Best wishes--L.T.

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst. I CANNOT believe you didn't win. The finale makes no sense to me. I wish the best in all your future endeavors--and hope there will be MANY opportunities for your to succeed. Best wishes--L.T.

Kathy
Kathy

Sandhurst, I thought you were nothing short of fabulous on the show. Smart, good-looking, clever, gracious and articulate. I appreciate the latter 2 qualities the most, I think.

You really do have it all. Kudos to you for everything - continue to be gracious but firm in your resolve.

I think you (and Jonathon) should give acting a try.

Rochelle
Rochelle

Sandhurst, From day 1 I thought you were a winner. You're still a winner in my eyes. You are a humble, gracious, & incredibly sexy men. Hope to see you in magazines soon.

Viewer
Viewer

O-M-G!! how could u not win?!?! u were by far the more consistent and best! i really thought the competition was going to come down to you and jonathon but BRANDEN?!? i was shocked..maybe that was the whole point, to keep viewers on their feet. but it shouldn't discourage you, you're already a supermodel..branden needs their help, not you. nd gud luck to jonathon too, but Sandhurst, you're number 1 in my mind!

Dee Dee
Dee Dee

You are the real winner in m eyes. Stay positive and best of luck in the future. I can't wait to see the true supermodel's career take off.

faye
faye

As I told Jonathan I was shocked and amazed the you or him did not win. You are an amazing person and very kind hearted. You will go far in life this I am sure of. I am sure you will not have a hard time finding work and any agency should be honored to sign you. I think the show should have let the judges know how the fans voted. Keep that beautiful smile on your face. Branden is a sweet kid, but lets face it he does not have the potential as you or Jonathan. I wish you the best and in my book you are #1.

South Carolina

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst: You are awesome in every good way!. i feel that you can go as far as you desire if you keep your positive attitude and focus. You are a supermodel already. Now go out and claim it! Great things are ahead for you. God Bless!

No matter what happened on the show, YOU ARE THE WINNER!

Pam in Charleston
Pam in Charleston

Hmm, not sure why none of my previous comments went through....maybe it's because I suggested Bravo give you your own show? Why couldn't you do something similiar to what Tyra does, only with young male aspiring models?

We'd watch it!!!

Much like Fabio from Top Chef you have a natural charm and a knack for making the audience fall in love with you...AND...want to see more of you!

Come on Bravo, step up to the plate!

Viewer K
Viewer K

Sandhurst,

You are captivating. You have a bod, but your personality speaks much louder. I wish you all the best, and know that I was rooting for you to win, however, I am sure you will do very well. Your sister seems like alot of fun also, best of wishes to you and your family.

Delia
Delia

Sandhurst I missed the final episode due to an emergency. When I found out Brandon had won I was Sooo dissapointed. In my eyes and in the eyes of other viewers you are a WINNER. You are such a beautiful person inside and out. All you needed was exposure and a platform to show what you got And you showed us what you got. We love you Sandhurst. I look forward to seeing you in magazines ads. Hey from a sister to a fine brother, I loved those thighs. Good Luck and Congratulations!!

Anne
Anne

I totally dig you, Sandhurst, and wish you would have won. You were the heart of the show, in all ways.

IPrada
IPrada

Dear Sandhurst,

You have the sky before you now reach for it.

Best Wishes

IPrada

Diobella
Diobella

Hi Sandhurst,

I don't know if you read these messages, but I truly want to wish you the best in life. You showed warmth, compassion, intelligence, composure, and grace throughout the competition - you're a good person. Your "grammar lesson" to Branden was priceless and spot on! Follow those dreams and best wishes for a happy/fulfilling life.

bookbabe49
bookbabe49

The most impressive moment of the competition, for me, was the three of you stepping back with Brandon to allow him to regain his composure during the final critique.

The three of you showed so much respect for each other and real compassion for Brandon. While I know each of you wanted to win, having that degree of empathy CANNOT be taught or learnt, it simply exists. Congratulations to all of you for being great guys and not losing sight of your humanity.

Alicia
Alicia

Dear Sandhurst- I were so hoping that you would win. were very disappointed with the judges decision. You are a very talented man who will be a great supermodel. It was such a delight to watch you on the show because you had to be the most witty,classy, mature,and kind individual who was in the competition. Also, it was so incredible to see how you took the judges advice and got rid of the "Sandhurst the accountant" look and transformed your face for the camera during that shoot with the fire. That picture was just amazing. I cannot wait to see you grace the pages of fashion magazines. The modeling agency who decides to represent you will be so lucky to have you! The best of luck to you.

Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson

Sandhurst, I could not wait to see "Make me a Supermodel" because of you. Your style and character is absolutely awesome. I can't wait to see you in a dance performance. I am a super fan and admirer of yours. Best of luck !! Robert of ATL

Viewer
Viewer

I don't know if Sandhurst reads these messages but this is written for him/you. I just wanted to say that I think you are am amazing model and most importantly an amazing person. I am a photographer and your look, your charisma, and professionalism is so refreshing. You have had kind words to say of others, did not talk trash about others, you were simply respectful of each person, even when they were not so. You will go far, just don't let this industry change who you are. In a world of jealousy and greed most are out for themselves, when they don't realize that there is plenty of room for others. I hope you find this, and know that with all negative things that people say and do, what makes you who you are is you! and don't change. I'm sure you will get plenty of work now. Other agencies would be stupid not to sign you.

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst, you absolutely should have won!!!! Branden was fine and I could see that he slightly grew as a model, but you were amazing from day one and you continued your dominance throughout. Your fire photo shoot was hands-down amazing! The judges commented, and I concur, that you gave the photographer something that he never even knew he was looking for. I think that that photo was the stand-out picture of the season. It was like Slash meets a pyromaniac's dream!! I hope to see more of you in the future and that this 'defeat' is a mere launching pad for your imminently SUPER career!

abigail
abigail

I would love to see you dance. Past performance video? Future project plans? You could easily sell the beauty of mankind, anywhere.

Tiffany
Tiffany

Sandhurst you were my favorite from the beginning. I didnt watch last season but this season was amazing up until the last three shows the judges just sent the wrong people home. Anyway you should have won in the end, but regardless of the outcome, you are the true winner in my book. I wish you the best of luck in your future and all that you do. GOOD LUCK AND GOD BLESS!!!!!!!!!

Viewer
Viewer

You had the strongest walk, best and most positive attitude, gorgeous face and muscular body, and most class. To me you are the supermodel.

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst, You are beautiful inside out. You have such a beautiful presence about yourself. You have an amazing gift - it will carry you far in the future. Best of luck to you!

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst - I missed the season finale, and I just found out that you did not win, I'm shocked. I agree with the other viewers, you should have won. The judges picked Brenden, I can't believe it. What the hell were they thinking, I thought for sure it would come down to you and Jonathan. What the hell were the judges thinking.

Still, you will have a great career as a model, you were absolutely amazing. I voted for you the whole way through. I hope you win fan favorite.

Good Luck to you!!!!

Seattle, WA

Robert
Robert

The judges have totally lost all credibility in the finale. What on earth were they thinking??

You definitely should have won. Jonathan would have been second...but Branden? Sweet kid, but definitely NOT a supermodel!! Bravo's 'Make Me a Supermodel' really lost all credibility points with me and I would think a lot of people over this fiasco! I don't think I will be watching next year!!

Best of luck to you my friend! I know you will go far!!!

Viewer
Viewer

I was so disappointed, I vowed to never watch the show again! Sandhurst or Jonathan should have won (I was rooting for Sandhurst!). I hope Sandhurst & Jonathan get contracts! I would prefer to look at a man, not a boy.

MemphisPhotographer
MemphisPhotographer

You were always my favorite. I had a blast photographing Kerryn in a gown on Beale Street with a 1937 Packard two weeks before the filming of the show, so I tuned to watch her...and you caught my eye from the start. I would love to photograph you anytime, but I know you will be far toooooo busy! Best of luck! You are a classy guy, and I know you will prove to be the TRUE SUPERMODEL!!!

Congrats and enjoy your new life!