Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford tells the models step up their game and stop being so cocky.

on Apr 7, 2009

This week the models had an underwater shoot. Let's talk about everyone's performance. How was Branden?

On the water shoot he did really well. He's starting to get it and he's starting to see it. He's becoming a force to be reckoned with.

The judges yelled at him this week for being cocky.

Yeah. Calm down dude. Don't get so cocky. A lot of them are getting cocky and it turns around and bites them in the ass. To be eighteen and going into something like this, it requires a lot of maturity. He's eighteen and growing up in America's eyes right now and you gotta give him a little space sometimes. You reel him back in and let him know what's up. I had to do that.

What about Jonathan?

He's doing well. He still has a problem with his arms when he walks. They're coming down a little bit, but I'm trying get them down.

What about Sandhurst?

He finally found one and that's gonna be good for him. You don't really see when I'm mentoring them and what I'm doing with the guys, but they know what they wanna show, but I think America's losing out on what I'm telling these kids. I told Sandhurst he needs to slow it down and if he really wants to do well in this business he needs to listen to the direction that I'm giving him, ask more questions with the photographers, and understand what we're trying to achieve. A lot of kids go in there and they think they know what the photographers want, but if you don't know something you should ask. He's finally asking the questions to get the right answers to achieve the right shot.

What about Gabe?

Poor Gabe. He honestly was just working hard to change what he was doing. The guy's really a sweet guy. He's very reserved so you don't see a lot of different emotions with him, and you need that to be a successful model. The kid does have some emotions, but he was never able to pull them out in time for the show. It's sad and I wish him all the best.

What did you think about his relationship with Amanda?

I say find love later and get serious about this competition. If you really care about eachother and you want to make something happen, do it after the show.


Hopefully he'll keep listening to direction.