Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford talks sexy shoots, model catfights, and where CJ went wrong.

on Apr 1, 2009

This week the models had to get into an erotic situation on the shoot. They were in threesomes. Working with one other model is difficult. How is working with 2 other models?

I've done it and I think it's great. It's just, you get the people like Jonathan who are constantly worried about their relationship and it's like, "Come on, your woman knows what your doing." He seemed to enjoy it though. He still was enjoying himself. It's a professional business like anything else. Once you're in it, you do what you gotta do, and you're trusting that the person waiting for you at home should know better. It's work. That's what it is. It's what my job entails.

Jonathan won, but his group was criticized because CJ kept laughing.

CJ upsets me. She doesn't take this business seriously. It might come back and bite her in the ass. It's a serious business. We don't have time for games. I was thinking her being bi-sexual would have her excel. She didn't follow through with the job. Think about this as a professional job, and don't think about it in any other way. That's what these kids fail to realize. That it's a part, there's acting. In modeling there's acting. You have to be able to step up to the job when need be and stop laughing when the photographer says to take it seriously.

Jonathan actually got a gig from the go see.

I was very proud of him. It was perfect. That's the kind of modeling Jonathan needs to be in. He doesn't need to be in runway because he's got this thing where he keeps his arms out like a muscle man, so this was right up Jonathan's alley. You could see that Gabe wanted it, but he didn't have the chops. It was proven that the client didn't like Gabe and it was so rude of Gabe to leave his dirty drawers there. If I were the client I'd have put it in a Ziploc bag and fedexed it back to him.

Mountaha thought she nailed it, but she didn't.

These kids think they killed it, but obviously they're on the show for a reason. You weren't killing it before you were out there. You're here now to learn and they've got to stop think they're that good. They're not. Turn to me or Nicole and we'll tell you if you're good. We'll tell you the truth. I'll tell you straight up if you suck.

Did you think their picture was too raunchy?

It wasn't too raunchy, but they didn't focus on what the goal was. You got to face the camera and feed your camera the face. I don't think they achieved that. It wasn't a bad picture, but it wasn't a great picture.