Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford explains what it takes to be a model.

on Mar 18, 2009

What about CJ? We saw a different side of her this week.

She had fun. I saw that side of her though, she's into motorcycles and she knows people I know in LA. I wanted her to show the world that side of her. Once people really see who she is they'll look at her and see that this girl is really beautiful and see that she really has something. Some of the cast didn't like her and I know what that's like. I've been on jobs where other guys didn't like me because I was a client's favorite. I feel for her.

She got along with Jonathan and Branden though.

Jonathan is older and he's a little more mature. He can relate. With Branden, you watch him grow every week. The kid will grow on you. The first week when he said something about homosexuals and Latinos, I was ready to send him home after that. I thought he was in the wrong business. The business of fashion is all about getting along. One thing about about people in fashion is we get along. Then I thought, let's keep him and let's educate him and turn him into someone who is respectful of everyone. You'll see him mature.

Amanda won the photo assigment and went to the go see.

Going into that casting I think she should have been able to talk with Nicole. They need to stay focused on what they're getting ready to do. They're so excited about their win and talking about how great they are and then the client brings them back to reality.

Karen was eliminated. What did you think of her?

I didn't know what she was doing. When I saw her eyes I knew she was going home. She was not made to be modeling, I'm so sorry to say.. There are tons of beautiful African American women out there with eyes that don't do that. She turned on that x-ray vision.