Tyson Beckford

Tyson weighs in on the models' performances.

on Mar 11, 20090

Let's dive right into the second episode. This week was the candy challenge. What do you think the key was to doing well in this challenge?

The key is to listen to the photographer and take direction. Some people don't follow direction well and they don't know how to express themselves.

Chris went home. How did you feel about that?

I'm sorry he went home, but he didn't work.

Let's go through everyone's performance. How did you feel about Branden this week?

He did well. We had problems with his posture, he had scoliosis so that might be a problem. He's working on standing up straight. He's a very tall young men. All these boys are very tall.

What's the ideal height for a male model?

Female is between 5'8 and 5'11. Males are 5'10 and 6'2. Anything taller than 6'2 becomes a problem because clothes don't fit as well.

How tall are you?

6'1. I also have a 34 inch inseam.

Jonathan did pretty well this week. Your comments on him?

Jonathan is a natural. His only problem is this thing with his arms. We sure can't get him to put his arms down.

Colin?

Colin is stiff as a board. He turns this thing on when he should just walk. On the catwalk his walk is stiff, but when he notices that and walks back, that's when he walks well. I studied his walk and he walks with his toes out. They aren't pointing forward. It causes you to drag your feet. He kind of walks like a duck and it's not good in this business.

16 comments
Helen
Helen

Tyson, CJ needs to go. Bad attitude. Also, that dark brown hair makes her look like a street urchin or a groupee. It's too dark and make her look butch.

But you look fine as always.

Holly
Holly

I know you don't think the models should get involved with each other, but that's what soars in the ratings, and it keeps you safe longer than it should- evidenced by last year's Bronnie and this past season's "Top Chef". Romance sells, and it could not be more obvious that the producers step into the decision-making when there is a juicy romance.

Melissa in NJ
Melissa in NJ

Constructive criticism is great in the show along with the judges thoughts, however it is completely unnecessary to abuse the contestants for the sake of it. Actions like that make the show seem tasteless, just like the judge who made the Kate Moss comment about CJ. She needs to have some class and dignity. She looked like the fool and took what legitimate criticism off CJ she had and placed it on herself by having lack of common decency.

Viviana SH
Viviana SH

Tyson...You are awesome!!!

I hate CJ,she needs to go!!

Jane McFarland
Jane McFarland

Tyson, why was the decission to allow CJ stay made? She obviously thinks she knows more than all of you and tho she says she wants to stay, she does not use passionate words to express her deepest hearts desire. This was the first episode I have ever watched of your show, but it will not be my last. However, CJ's body language and emotions were telling you she knew better than the pannel what she needs to do to be a super model, she needs a quick swift kick in the ass off the run way.

ROSETTA RAINEY
ROSETTA RAINEY

TYSON, I AM EXCITED FOR THIS NEW SEASON OF SUPERMODEL,I WAS HOPING TO SEE MORE OF YOU. AND IT HAPPENED.. THIS SEASON..YEA

NOW I HAVE MY NEPHEW WATCHING, I WANT HIM TO BE JUST LIKE YOU, WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING ALL YOUR POSES, HE'S PRACTICING.HE'LL BE NEXT TO BE ON YOUR SHOW, HE JUST TURN 16, YOU ARE HIS MENTOR..

LOVE YA.. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...

Viewer
Viewer

Tyson...CJ needs to go!! Her attitude is horrible! I couldnt believe when she yawned on camera! Tabitha was right - she needed a change!

An Upset Mom
An Upset Mom

Tyson, you need to recheck your so called image experts. Cutting one of the models hair and dying it dark brown made her look ordinary! Would you do that to Heidi Klum? Turning a beautiful natural blonde into nothing is an admirable feat. If I were her mother I would punch that jealous idiot Tabitha in the nose. She looks like an albino Chinaman! If you elimiate her because she was upset about the change your an idiot also!

Viewer
Viewer

I thought that CJ with her bad attitude and her rudeness at the catwalk should have gone home. Every single year on this show and America Top Model they change everyones look - and every year someone cries and complains - so my solution is do not go on a show where they do that... I also thought Gabiel should have gone before Chris...Chris was trying to improve but Gab had a bad attitude and looked bored throughout the show..

Viewer
Viewer

Tyson, you're awesome! You're the only reason that keeps me watching this second season b/c frankly, I miss everyone from last season including Niki. Not Nicole, but our Niki Taylor. For such a prominent house name, she was such a genuine, caring person. But I'm glad you're still here! And please bring Niki back next season? Can you two be part of the judging panel again? I don't like Nicole as much, she's a little too pretentious.

Ashley
Ashley

What i cant belive you said tht about GABE!!!!!! hes like the HOTEST GUY ON THE SHOW (execept for u tyson) i think tht was the only thing off in ur comments about the models

Brett
Brett

Maybe I should have asked you first, Tyson. But I was just curious about the sunglasses Perou was wearing during the catwalk and judging. Do you happen to know who designed them? They're awesome and I want to know where I can get a pair. This seasons rocks, keep it up and I'm looking forward to the upcoming episodes!

Viewer
Viewer

So why no question about and no comment on Salome?

DM
DM

Love your comments - they crack me up. You express what I'm (and probably most everyone else)thinking about the models.

John
John

Hey Tyson I dont know if you remember this but I actually saw you during New York Fashion Week for F/W 2009. I forgot what show you came to see but it was in the daytime and at the beginning of the week and you wore this charcoal vest over a white shirt with a black bubble jacket that had a shiny gold line running up the sleeves and black shades. You were walking towards the backstage entrance of the tent from the direction of the Bryant Park Hotel. And as you were walking across the patio most of the photographers outside were busy clamoring over another celebrity and so they didnt notice you. But I was the ONE guy who was ahead of you snapping away with my camera and when you realized that the coast was kind of clear you high-tailed it and raced inside before I could draw the attention to you. Lol. But anyway I generally agree with everything you said about the models. Amanda is worried about others and Gabriel is horny and distracted, but I never noticed Jonathan doing anything with his arms. I never noticed Branden's back problem or Sandhurst walking too fast. I should pay more attention. But Mountaha walks amazingly. She's a natural at that. And so is Amanda.

Jaye W
Jaye W

Tyson...you are hilarious!! Your comments are pretty spot-on and you are still a great model and excellent mentor in this biz. Give these kids some great advice and if they aren't on target or built for the business, let them know and let them go. Keep the season rolling! -Jaye