Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford opens up about this week's revealing photo shoot.

on May 6, 20090

This week the models had to get naked. How do you think they did overall?

Not bad for kids learning to model. Not bad. When you get down to it, being naked is quite intimidating. Once you get it out of the way and realize it's professional and nobody's staring at your junk, you'll be fine. I've had experience with that before. Society puts down being naked like it's a bad thing, but that's truly who we are. Once you get past all that you can breath and you can relax. In the case of some of the kids who realized that, they really felt free after that.

What did you think were some of the best accessories to choose?

Jordan picked something good. She picked a bag. I love the fact that Sandhurst picked the gloves. I was looking at what the challenge was and I was thinking, let me see who picks what. You know, the scarves are always good. Jonathan picked the scarf. You just gotta be able to work that accessory. Any way you put it. The scarf, the bag, gloves -- those are really good accessories that you can really use in your shot and cover yourself up.

Let's evaluate everyone. You had to help out Branden a lot.

Yeah, we had to help him a lot. He's the baby of the clique. He's never done this before. It's also having control of your body. I don't think he really has full control over that. Not because he's eighteen, but he never used his body for anything like this before so we had to teach him a little. After a while, I had to go and have a conversation. If this was a $50,000 gig we would have to scrap this and shoot all over again. We probably shouldn't have let Branden hear that because that might have crushed his confidence a little as well. He thought he wasn't doing such a good job. You didn't see it on camera, but I did pump him back up to finish that. You just need one person to tell you you're doing a good job.

Did you all realize how homesick he was?

No, I had no idea. Like I said, I don't have that much personal insight about what goes on in the house. That plays a big part. Somebody commented on the blog and said that I just cut Colin off. If you were watching, you would see how I babied Colin. I helped him. Like I said, it was his time. You can't keep a guy just because he's good looking. You don't pick your airplane pilot because he's good looking. He can't fly a plane, but he's good looking! Let him fly us around! No, you just don't do that. The one who has the skill is the one who should move on. It was only fair. You have to pick the people who deserve to go to the next level.

What about Jonathan?

He gets it, man. That's what we want them to do. We're almost to the end and the tiniest little mistake will send you home. You made a mistake in the beginning and it's OK. Right now, there's no mistake and Jonathan gets it. He was dead on.

21 comments
Jade
Jade

You are yummy Tyson! I like the way the show is evolving. Its over for you guys but, I think I know who the winner is going to be, hmmmm. I usually am so lets see. I never thought jordan was much of a model much less a super model. (skinny isn't everything) You kept her for the drama and that drama got old. Same ole, same ole harping on Amamda....boring. And Colin...oohh he was soooo not there to be a model he seemed so uninterested. Salome is there because she is soooooo annoying. I think she will be cut personally.

Robin
Robin

Tyson, What started you off in modeling! by the way not to mention your a great actor! Please let us know

ViewerGrandma 82
ViewerGrandma 82

Hi there Tyson. I was very surprised that they decided to darken Jonathan`s hair !!! He does not look good with it and I hope it was a temporary rinse job!!! He is definitely the blonde type!! As for Jordan`s elimination that also surprised me. Now I do believe that it will be between Mountaha and Sandhurst because i notice the judges are bored with Jonathan`s safeness.The butterflies were beautiful and a very unique runway walk for the models

Kat
Kat

I've posted comments to blogs for this show as well as Top Chef. They often didn't get posted. Why? I'm starting to weary of Bravo and all the "Real Housewife" shows. As a woman, I don't aspire to be like those women at all, even though they're my age. I like the shows about creativity and beauty. Are such comments offensive? They're meant to be constructive. Although I realize that I must be in the minority since the Housewife shows are breeding like guppies, sadly. I'm hoping to like the new design show. Please show reruns!

Kat
Kat

Because Bravo is not airing reruns on Wednesday nights, before the new episode, I have completely lost track of the show. That's a shame because I really liked it. I take it that Bravo has given up on the show, hence the lack of reruns?

Viewer
Viewer

SALOME IS THE NEW COLIN, gets many chances but makes no changes.

Is actually true what Jordan said about Salome and Branden's walk. They both suck at walking,and many times the don't photograph well. Yet they keep making Salome the picture winner, when she clearly does not deserve it. At this point it looks like she doesn't need to work much for it,i bet she will be winning next week's pic again.

I don't understand WHY they let Jonathan change his hair color but when CJ wanted to keep her blond hair, she was pushed to dye it brown. Jonathan needs to go back to blond.ASAP.

I don't think is fair that other contestants have been eliminated for bad walks or pictures, yet they allow Salome to stay in the show just so she can work out and get in shape. WHY the other contestants weren't given more time too to improve their flaws?? because is a competition! It looks like the judges enforce the rules for everyone but Salome.

Viewer
Viewer

You need to know that Salome is the one with the hot body and talent. So what if she seems fake. WHO ISNT!!!!!!!!! Salome is smart and to me she is being smart What I wrote to her is to smile more because she should. The girl has chops!!! Seriously that judge made that comment about her body. I and many others envy her body. Hello Tyra, cindy, Heidi, all have an excellent booty. And so does Salome.

BK
BK

Hey Tyson, i am desperately trying to figure out what kind of Raybans you were rocking on this last episode Being Naked. They were gold frames/blk lens and pretty dope! Help a brotha out!

Viewer
Viewer

I used to love you but man you sound SO full of yourself! Saying Nicole doesn't have your experience..So what?? She is a great model in her own right and is only in her 20's..not 40's. And then to make sure to throw in that YOU pumped Branden back up so he could finish, that YOU gave sand YOUR pose. I mean wow, get over yourself.

christopher Hickey
christopher Hickey

Tyson, love your show it trully is a lot of fun. I saw you at the car show in new york and you definitely are cool and to yourself. I am righting for advise and help. I am chairing a fashion show fund raiser for a Bon Secours New York Health Systems. This is the third year I have done it and we have raised about $40,000.00. I was wondering if you would consider sponsoring it or at least coming by and loaning us your support. It is very challenging to get support to raise money for senior services and the funny thing is someday we will all be there. The Facility that I work for not only is a nursing home, but a rehab center a low income hud housing building and a homecare agency that provides services throughout westhcester and the city. Please help or at least call and lend a fellow new yorker some advise and help. You are trully an idol of mine. Interestingly enouhg my administrative assistant met you working behind the stage at fashion week and she said you were a "doll" She is by the way my co chair for the show. call me 914 424 8390. I really could use your help. the event is October 24, 2009 saturday. Thanks man

nece
nece

TYSON YOU'RE SOOO HOT!!!!

Viewer
Viewer

Tyson you are doing a great job of coaching the guys who need it. I am personally stumped that Perou is so rude & unfair to Jonathan. I have been watching faithfully & every judge sees clearly Jonathan's potential. Perou - Does not get it! Since there is no blog to speak to him directly. Sending my opinion to you. I do not think he liked Jonathan from the start. Models have to be diversified & professional to succeed as a super model. Meeting every challenge with an A+. Jonathan consistently is proving to be just that!

Viewer
Viewer

I really love this show. It was a bit more exicting last year to me. But still great. I really do not understand why Salome keeps getting best picture. I really did not think this picture was the best..even in the outtakes Johnathan picture was the best. He body is very sculptured. He has a beautiful strong face and he seems to be a nice person. Salome is confusing she supposely did not do all these things as a child but she seems to be very modern and only brings it up when it is convinent. I do not like Jordan personality and she is so skinny. I have never understood why designer could not make beautiful dresses for women that have a little body instead of models that look so skinny and not real. I think they would sell more. I mean Mountana an Salome have very good figures - Amanda and Jordan way to thin... Sandhurst looks good but his walk is always the same he has some great pictures especially this weeks but he is not the strongest to me. I think Brandon could be great he is very cute and has nice body but has very bad posture. I thin Mountana does great work and is consistent in her work. But Johnathan has the look that would make me look at his ad. He wears clothes with such elegance and he has that something that jumps out at you in pictures but he never wins. The one with him on the farm was so great...but I had really like Colin picture - he look so GQ to me in that farm picture. I think the photographer are picking their favorite person on the shot and not the best pictures for the winners every week because Salome picture this week and the week where they were in the club were not the best of the group.

Viewer
Viewer

Keep up the good work, Tyson.

I Have a Big Butt Too !!
I Have a Big Butt Too !!

Why is everyone stressing Solome's butt? It looks great!! Doesn't everybody remember that the really big Supermodel legends were the ones that had curves. For example... Tyra Banks, Cindy Crawford, and Evangelista. What type of message is it sending to the young girls that in order for them to be beautiful they have to be pencil thin? Remember, men are attractive to women who have curves not the ones who have hipbones that can cut them in half when they are having sex. I think the fashing and entertainment industry needs to reevalurate the way they see things. From what I hear on the streets, people are getting tired of the anorexic look.

Kel
Kel

It seems like the girls are at a real disadvantage having Nicole as a mentor given that she doesn't seem as invested in them or as equipped to help them as you are for the guys. I wish they would show more of the mentoring. I am sure you both mentor more than they show. Hear that, Bravo editors?

question
question

Tyson - in my opinion, you're easily one of the best looking guys in the world. How do you rate yourself against other guys/models?

LaineyLainey
LaineyLainey

comparing a pilot to a model is hilarious. not even close. sorry. but you are super handsome.

Adrienne
Adrienne

To me Tyson you are making it to obvious that Johnathan is the one you want to win!!!

A Tyson fan
A Tyson fan

Wondering which accessory you would have picked, not that you need any! :) XO

ME
ME

I LOVE YOU TYSON! YOU'RE KEEPING IT REAL!