Sandhurst

Sandhurst explains how he prepared for his winning Photo Assignment shot.

on May 27, 20090

Mad as hell from being told that I had the face of an accountant. I decided to get back in touch with my roots. I woke up early the morning of the photo shoot, placed a camera in front of the mirror and began to do some of the old folk and African dances from Tobago. Then after I got tired I started to storytell to myself using the dramatic expression characteristic of traditional Tobago folk storytelling making sure to get that fire. 

It’s ironic that today’s photoshoot called for the explosive use of fire. The energy coming from our photographer Clay was as pyrotechnic as fire he works with. Since we only had one chance to get the shot I decided to really go for it. While being styled I decided the on the calm under fire approach of James Bond was not going to work with this look so I decided to go with what I was feeling and let looser.

When I saw the picture I couldn’t believe how animated and dramatic the shot came out to be.

At the catwalk I decided due to the unpredictable nature of the judges I would do a simple walk, just in case. In the end I ended up walking away with immunity as well as the photo challenge. This was the best week to win. 

46 comments
Heather Villafana
Heather Villafana

Hi Sandhurst, you are just a natural,am from trinidad just as you n we have this kind of confident of our selves,continue to do your best and continue to shine for Trinidadand Tobago,we love and be that proud winner,

Heather, one of your fans.

Daniel
Daniel

You are a champion and a gentleman. I enjoy your great perspective humor and attitude. they all work together to put a shining light behind your inherant beauty. Best of luck my friend you are already a winner~ Daniel L

Proud GM
Proud GM

What ever happens tonight,you are already a Winner.Supermodel,Supergentleman,Superson,Supergonian and I am very proud of you.When you declared "ah ketch power in deh" my laughter reached Tobago.You kept it real.Kudos to your parents too,"ah praper trainin dat".job well done.Lots of love.

chiyk86
chiyk86

oh my gosh, best of luck to you sweetheart FOR THE WIN! you DESERVE it. big ups for remaining true to yourself during this show. with each episode, i am growing more and more proud of you, your kind heart and spirit. much luv, chiyk86.

JP
JP

Sandhurst for the win!

don't get over confident though--ex. Mountaha

Bess
Bess

All the best wishes for you!

You are the winner~~~

NA NA
NA NA

Sandhurst, Do you have a beautiful soul and a perfect body,Have confidence in yourself, then you are the champion.

Angela
Angela

I love watching you SANDHURST the best of luck to you. I hope that you win this I am pulling for you to be next Supermodel. I think you got what it takes good luck.

Efrain
Efrain

You are someone to look up too for been brave and persistent person, that's what I like. God bless you, and win!!!. I belive in you!.

Vivi
Vivi

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm so happy for you, I knew from the beginning that you were the best of the best. You have the face, the body, the courage, the positivism, YOU ARE THE BEST SUPER MODEL!!!!!!! Keep up doing what your doing and you will see that it will lead you to be the winner. You deserve to win more than anyone in there, more than Jonathan and Branden, you are better than them.

XOXO Vivian From Puerto Rico

PS. Your Pics are breath taking, WOW!!!!!

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst, Best wishes...I hope you win this thing, you are so funny. I've enjoyed watching you each week.. I hope that when the show is over we will still your face and talent. You are already a Supermodel in my book.

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst, you are the reason that I watched this season. You are doing great and make us West Indians proud. I hope you win the competition, but keep in mind the judges want Jonathan to win it. You are so humble its unbelieveable. Don't worry if you don't win you are still the winner as far as I am concerned. Just keep doing what you are doing so they can't find any faults at the end.

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst, you ROCK. You are gorgeous and such a nice guy to boot. I don't have a favourite between you three, but I am glad you all made it to the finals. I love the fact that you're all supportive of one another... great lesson for the girls. BEST OF LUCK for the final!

trinichile
trinichile

Hey Sandhurst - and readers. I realize that the wineer has already been chosen and this is a taping but I am going to add my comment anyway. Sandhurst - even if they pick Johnathan, you are already a winner. You did not need (make me a super-model to define you and tell you that you are OK - but it helps:-)). The comment from ONE guest judge that was obviously infatuated with Johnathan and said that he sees $$$$$$ when he seems his has taken on a life of its own. Johnathan keeps repeating the comment - and it was from ONE GUEST JUDGE. Despite the pep talks from Tyson and assistance from the walk coach (who is sooooooooo fine), Johnathan still looks like a wannabe John Wayne. He looks weird. Frankly, I have seen many Johnathans on billboards, mags, etc. I want to see something fresh and new. So Sandhurst, do your very best to tighten that walk. Make it casual and sexy, not over the top, but not dancer style. Relax and be yourself.

All the best to you and the other guys. Remember, what is for you cannot be taken away from you by anyone.

Peace, from Trinchile

Lady B
Lady B

Sandy,you are a beautiful person inside out, we're praying for you to win you have the walk of a supermodel on the catwalk, you are a young Tyson like when he first got started,you are Fantastic! and a "Trini to de Bone". Good Luck.

Grace
Grace

Way to go Sandhurst! You're awesome, and deserved to win this week. I've liked your personality and look ever since I saw you, and I hope that you and your thunder-thunder-thunder-thighs win the show. :-)

Korice
Korice

Sandy...yuh done tek it all ready!!! Di power yuh ketch set it off...lol

Just dropping in to send u some sweet Tobago love & let you know that your truly an inspiration. You've definitely got what it takes & I sense your gonna make some changes in this industry and set many a trend. P.S...the 3rd time's a charm is all I have to say about you last trip to New York Model Management on the last episode!

Blessings & May the Almightu continue to enlarge your territory.

~Koko~ xoxo

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst, You are the best there ever was. Hoping you win

vi sweetness
vi sweetness

Sandhurst I am so glad that you are in the top 3 you deserve it. The Virgin Islands is rooting for you and continue to make us laugh.

Terriedc
Terriedc

Sandhurst,

I am an island girl at heart and when I see you, it takes me home!! You are awesome and I am cheering for you.

Bring it this week!!

Andrea
Andrea

Sandhurst, you are the ONE! If you do not win, I may never watch the show again. If you had the face of an accountant, I would surely use you all the time. Oh YEAH!

Mary
Mary

Never SAW anything so sweet as you running around Bloomingdale's looking for gifts for your family. How do you hide those wings, angel?

Best of luck in the finale and always.

HelenMarie
HelenMarie

When you thought of others first when spending your money from the photo shoot win, it just proved what a kind, thoughtful soul you are--as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside. You definitely should win, but even if you don't, you have a fabulous career ahead of you. We'll be watching you for years!

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst my boy, You got what it takes to be a supermodel You are a good looking Black boy and I am hopping that you will make it. You got the brains, the personality and the humour. May God bless you on your journey to success

Trini
Trini

Sandhurst you make me proud. Your parents must be proud. You are kind, honest and beautiful and you never forget your roots. I was very excited to hear/see you 'cetch power'. That was your Orisha (Sango)

Viewer
Viewer

oh my gosh sandhurst your so funny everyhting you say makes me laugh and when you went crazy it was halrious your picture was absolutly awesome!

you have a very good chance at winning but even if you dont win you are already a really good model, as soon as you go out there in the modeling business people well definatly want to hire you!

P.s YOU DO NOT HAVE A FACE OF AN ACCOUNANT, WHAT THE HELL WAS TYSON TALKING ABOUT!

Viewer
Viewer

S-Super A-Awesome N-Nice D-Delicious H-Handsome U-Ultimate R-Real S-Sexy T-Tantalizing

I really hope you win!You're beautiful, talented and very humble

Viewer
Viewer

Sandhurst, you are hilarious. I should've brushed up on my Japanese!!! Me and my sister die every week watching the show. You rock and i hope you make it all the way!!

Viewer
Viewer

I thought I was the only one that went nuts when you said "A cetch power". It was awesome!!!! I think you are doing a great job and I hope you win it all.

Salann
Salann

Sandhurst, you're already a supermodel in my book. Excellent body, gorgeous face and a wonderful personality. I liked you from the very beginning. Plus, you're adorable when you laugh and smile.

Best of luck!

lm
lm

you are super adorable and have the right attitude to match. jonathan is your equal so either one of you could do it. brandon is ok but doesn't even come close to the two of you. good luck!

Ms. B
Ms. B

Everyone say's they see dollar signs when they see Johnathan but I see $$$$$$$$$$$ signs when you hit the CatWalk and inj your Photos. Try the white shirt with the cuffs pepping out from under your jacket sleeve. You are the Ultimate Super Model....

Viewer
Viewer

I just loved to see you smiled when Cory called your name for the winner. I suppose everybody guessed you were the winner and it became real at that moment and made you smile like that. I LOVED that moment. You just stand out among three guys for sure. So amazing!

Viewer
Viewer

Glad to see you in the top three. As you stated earlier in the competition, it will come down to you and Jonathan. You are both incredible and I'm sure it will be very close. Branden is good and one day be as good as you guys are but he just needs more time.

You are a joy to watch. Keep it up :)

Marilyn
Marilyn

I find you thoroughly entertaining as well as enormously euphoric, you're a joy to watch. Geat job this week!

trini/south
trini/south

I got hooked on the show because of you cause I wonder what you will say next and how you will perform..I was mad last week on the comments they made about you but you are here and that says alot.. bring it home and continue with the fire.. all the best.

Viewer
Viewer

You GO, BOY!

Hope that you make it to the end! I'll be rooting for you!

Viewer
Viewer

Love you! hugs and kisses xoxo

Denise Puchbauer
Denise Puchbauer

Hot, hot, hot. I think you bring class, elegance, and a beautiful heart to the competition. I hope you win.

Ms. H
Ms. H

You are a beautiful man,a Mandangalo Warrior(as I like to call it) and don't ever forget that. I watch you every week and I'm just in awe that someone with your strength, humility, and inner beauty is real. Keep doing what your doing because it's definitely working for you. To the sexiest man I've yet to to come across, Good Luck!!

One of your Biggest Fans,

Ms. H

Becky
Becky

Prepare yourself, for some reason the judges are in love with Jonathon even though he sticks his arms out on EVERY WALK and looks like a complete idiot when he does it!!!! He looks like a child on the playground puffing out their arms to look bigger than they really are! Moreover, there is a fair amount of racism in the world - Branden or Jonathon will win.

Viewercl +ed
Viewercl +ed

the winner you have class and manners your pictures and walk are the best exCept for salome who never was bad mouthed by you showing manners + class which others lacked !!1 i believe in the beauty of your dreams! your personality is exeptional! WINNER

+.manners make you a winner aside frome salome too bad they mis judged hre take great pictures and your runway you

Khrys
Khrys

Dude, I almost died when you said "A cetch power!" lol lawd you got very trini on them it was awesome... i was going crazy in my couch like "yes yes" show them bago boy! lol soooo proud... sooo freakin proud! thank you...

Viewer
Viewer

you're amazing:) thank goodness you're in the top three-you truly deserve it!!!!

Rae
Rae

Sandhurst, you are beautiful not only physically but it appears you have a good heart too. I wish you all the luck. Man, you are FINE!!!

Viewer
Viewer

Loving S.A,N.D.H.U.R.S.T this week. Great photo!!

Just go for it the remainder of the competition.

It was sad to see Mountaha go, but best wishes to all the guys in the finale.