Tyson Beckford

Tyson weighs in on the swimwear shoot and tells the models to step up their game.

on May 20, 20090

This week the models did a swimwear shoot. What's the key to doing well with swimwear?

Following direction. You need to know what the the photographer needs from you. All ears. That's it.

Have you ever worked with fish before in a shoot?

I've never worked with fish before, but there's always different props.

What should a model do when they're working in cold conditions like that?

The mindset is just to take yourself to a warm place. That's the best that you can do.

Let's go through all the models this week. What about sandhurst? He had trouble with the shoot.

Sandhurst has the same look constantly. That's what the judges have said, and I've always talked to him about it. You need more than just good looks and a great body. You have to have some character behind your eyes, and in your poses. You need to add some character to it. You can't just stand there and expect it to just fall in your lap.

What about Jonathan? He won this week.

Jonathan did well, but he was beating himself up at first. That's the problem with these kids. They don't believe in themselves. I can teach you all day, but you have to believe in yourself.

Branden? He rocked the catwalk, but his photo wasn't so great.

His photo wasn't great because his body is not perfect. The look on his face was good, the pose was good, it's just his body is not as in shape as Jonathan or Sandhurst. If you put all three of those guys together you would have someone close to my caliber.

23 comments
Jaron
Jaron

Dear Tyson, Hi, my name is Jaron and I am an inspiring model. From the first time I saw your show it has really inspired me to take my modeling career to the next level. I feel that I have the fundamentals, but need to expand on what I currently know. That is why I am writing this letter. I am hungry, I want to be a model, and I want to unleash another side of me. I am interested in being on the upcoming season of make me a supermodel. I don't know if you will ever get this, but I truly would like to give it a try as you never know what may happen. Thanks, Jaron

Viewer
Viewer

I seriously thought Branden would be the one who got eliminated whenever he was in the bottom 2, but he didn't. He has shown inconsistency of performance throughout the entire show. Mountaha got eliminate just because she plays safe? ; Yet, Branden did try to step up but he end up looking terribly. If u said he has the potential to make the show look more interesting and boost viewing rate, he did not, but Mountaha did, at least she is consistency throughtout the show and can out performe at the final.

I am disappointed at the list of the Final 3.

Viewer
Viewer

I think the judges prove that they are the ones critiquing and we are not. It is by their decisions and not ours who they think should stay or go. We obviously dont always agree with them. I thought RONNIE shouldve won last season he had class charisma and good looks and personality, but that doesnt make a GREAT SUPERMODEL..as proven by the winner of last year HOLLY. Maybe new judges would help, but once again, it's their decision, not ours, to get new ones if they want to.

Viewer
Viewer

Bored this morning at work...so came to the computer to get a few laughs. Tyson you are the ONLY supermodel on the show. Who is your cohost...her attitude is horrible.

Geeez, bring back Nikki Taylor and I'll watch again. I like the judges. Knowing the business, I have to say thinner models do look better in the clothes. There like a type of hanger and they use less fabric, just in case the design doesn't make it to the stores. (IMO)

Urban-Max
Urban-Max

I'm glad to see that it's gonna be an "All Boy" final. None of the girls showed me anything this season. Boooorrrriiiing! Although I think Jonathan will win, I'm rooting almost as hard for Sandhurst and Branden. They have a kind of "it" too. My BIG complaint about this season and the past season? Why haven't we seen Tyson do the runway????? I wanna see him get up there, say "THIS is how it's done", and strut his stuff. THAT would be the ultimate inspiration for these guys. He's under-used sitting on that stool week after week (although I like the suits alot). I would even settle for having him do one or two of the photo shoots. What a comparison for the model contestants that would be!! Jeezzz guys, you have the top male model in the world on this show...Why aren't you letting him do what he does best?????

Viewer
Viewer

I do think the judges have been so typical in their attitudes toward Salome. She's clearly very photogenic, and I imagine could get the walk down if she had more training. I've noticed, however, that many models are actually pretty unattractive, especially without makeup and lighting. What they seem to need in the eyes of the high fashion professionals is a stick thin body, or at least one without hips of any dimension. What results are pieces of clothing that only look good on tall women with boyish, or semi-boyish figures. I could elaborate on the undercurrents of this trend but...

Heather
Heather

Tyson, I also would like to thank the judges for freeing up my time as well. I liked Salome. She's stunning. The judges were ghastly too her. You should have mentored her. At least you want these kids to succeed. Nicole seemed threatened by the girls. She just threw insults their way. Like the judges didn't do enough of that. Now there are no girls left. So, I guess it's Jonathan or Sandhurst. At least,they can both model. I'll see them in ad campaigns because I am done with the show this season. Marlon & Perou hating on Salome? My fiance would be putty in my hands if I looked that good. Honestly, they have poor taste if they like stick figures.

FanFare
FanFare

Dear Tyson,

None of the models can hold a candle to you. You smolder just sitting there.

That said, why do the judges prefer hicksville hillbillies to more interesting models? Last year, the pitiful girl who couldn't speak and had poor tone won over fabulous Perry. (btw: from the clip last week, she hasn't improved in her communication skills. She still has no inflection when she talks.) This year Branden-the bland one- squeaked by week after week even when he was weak! He couldn't walk, vary his poses, or think. He is so dumb, he didn't even know what comprised a men's suit before his visit to Bloomies. Mountaha may have made some mistakes this week, but she was much better than that chowderhead. It seemed as though the judges were harder on the girls this season.

If Branden is crowned the winner, it will be due to bias against non Americans, period. Both Jonathan and Sandhurst are lightyears ahead of that clueless teenager. Thanks for letting me vent.

Aneta
Aneta

Ps. I meant Montaha, I hated to see her go.

Aneta
Aneta

Tyson and Nicole you have done a superb job with these models, I hated to see Salomie go but I think that she should have stayed with her natural hair. Sandhurst what a way to go and I hope that he wins, he is Supermodel material, Jonathan is good too. First time this year watching the show and it Rocks Tyson. Hope this show continues. I cannot wait for Wednesdays to come to sit in front of my TV. Good Job.

Vicki
Vicki

I believe the true Supermodel is Jonathan, Branden is not strong enough, but I can see very clear that Sandhurst is going to win the Title, and reason is he is American. Its same as Top Chef NY, Stefan was strongest chef (he is European); Hosea was much a weak, with less chef skills, but he is American…

Fiona
Fiona

Salome and Mountaha gone now and Sandhurst still around because he finally 'opened up' in a photo shoot??? Say what?? Something is rotten in Denmark. I smell a rat. Or maybe a clone??!! Jonathan has excelled from Day One and is by far the most marketable. I'd be shocked if he won...

Richard
Richard

Mountaha did NOT deserve to be kicked off compared to Branden!!! That was stupid of the judges. I sure the idiot Perou and talentless Catherine Malandrino caused that.

I am done watching!!!

TiffSLouisville
TiffSLouisville

Tyson please relay to the judges they have no sense when it comes to high fashion model. Men do not want sticks! Clothing need to be for the average american not unnourished starving people so scared to eat because of gaining an ounce. I will no longer watch this show. Salome needs her own show helping other models feel better and to give them more self esteem. They can make it in this industry look at Tyra Banks she's not a stick however she made it as a high fashion model.

Viewer
Viewer

I can't really get into this show this season. I miss the people from last season, specifically the prison guy and Holly.

I do like Jonathon, but I miss America voting also. Salome? I don't get that, ok she jiggled, but she was good model.

Viewer
Viewer

Tyson,

Please forward my thanks to the judges. By eliminating Salome they have just freed up an hour of my time every Wednesday night. I WILL NOT be watching any more episodes. The judges have been picking on Salome from the beginning. A model doesn't get chosen week after week by high fashion photographers and not have something going for her. The last photographer even had enough sense to showcase her gorgeous, and healthy looking, body that goes along with her PERFECT face. I also happen to like her "jiggly" walk. It is distinctive. And picking Sandhurst over Salome! The man can't open his eyes! What were they thinking?

P.S.: next year get better judges. The current crew are unlikable. Especially that Perou character. What a snotty piece of work.

See you next season.

ringoking
ringoking

This show just proved how stupid it really is when they boot off Salome who only was winning everything. How stupid. It must be set up. The judges and Tyson are all has beens. They say Sandhurst is no good but they keep him. This show sucks now, I'll never watch again. Hope they cancel it. Salome will make it on her own. Like Adam on American Idol. Reality TV is starting to really suck.

Pennagirl
Pennagirl

Wow, stupid decision...Salome over Mountaha? First it seemed that the photographers were highlighting the flaws in Salome's body...then the dressers at the catwalk made her and Sandhurst look ridiculous. Mountaha's clothing was more beautiful and wearable than Salome's or Sandhurst's clothing. And it was not the fit, it was the style. Another thing that ticks me off...is the judges hated Salome and now are focusing on Sandhurst. Mountaha's face doesn't change in her photos...she has the "same look" at all times too. The judges dissing the pictures the photographer choose to send up for the portfolio that is just stupid. The two idiots doing the photography this week need to learn to have ONE person giving direction NOT both. They were counteracting each other when giving the directions...no wonder the models were confused.

Otto
Otto

Tyson....I need some help here. One of the photographers commented that Sandhurst looked rediculous. Ok so you are telling me that no one else in the dressing room while he is getting ready notices this-that he looked rediculous? Come on now. You guys are high-end professional. How could someone else not notice this?

As much as I am in Sandhurst corner it looks like Jonathan is the front runner here. I do believe that Sandhurst has a great future but he clearly will not be the winner here with his 'One Look"

RileyJean
RileyJean

I watched last night and thought that was the stupidist photoshoot EVER. And I have to tell you that the show was actually BORING withought Jordan. What a mistake you guys made cutting her. Salome or Muntaha arent' even in her league. Interesting that everything I'm reading said that it should have been Jordan, Jon, and Sandhurst in the final 3. Man you guys screwed up!!!! I can't wait for the reunion.

Viewer
Viewer

What a disappointment that Salome was kicked off this week! Now all we're left with is the big-mouthed, pompous Mountaha who certainly is too arrogant and boyish to succeed in the modeling industry. Looks like I'll have to take Make Me a Supermodel off of my DVR schedule...what a bore it is now!

Viewer
Viewer

I'm so sorry Salome had to leave. She was my favorite. Not having the perfect body (but a smokin' hot one)is unfortunate. I would kill to have her body. I'm sorry, but Mountaha is just a'ight for me. She has been so hateful about Salome that I can't pull for her. I guess I'm going for Jonathan now. I love Sandhurst, but he does have only one look. Brandon's too young.

ViewerGrandma82
ViewerGrandma82

Hello Wow what a tough photo shoot for the models!!! I think they all did really well considering the comditions.Sandhurst is so comical with his comments ha ha I think you Tyson seemed a little puzzled by the judges decision to eliminate Salome. It seems now that the competition is going to be between Mountaha and Jonathan. I really thought that Sandhurst would be in there at first Branden I cannot see at all,he seems so immature and I think the industry would chew him up and spit him out. Anyway I certainly enjoy watching your reaction to the judges decisions every week. I do enjoy the show and hope there is a third season.