Tyson Beckford

Tyson looks ahead and wonders what's in the models' future.

on Mar 6, 2008


The most surprising thing for me in this whole process has been just seeing these kids blossom into adults. I never thought that we'd be, like, raising these kids. I knew we'd be mentoring them, but I didn't know they'd really look up to us like this. Like Perry, Ben, all the guys, they all look up to me, so I have to set a good example for them so they can go out into the fashion world with all the knowledge and skills in tact.

Frankie was a great kid too, but he just wasn't supermodel material. He'll do ok in the business, he'll make some money, but it won't be a long career.

They need to start realizing that this competition is going to come to an end, and that someone is going to win. Pretty soon they're going to have to figure out how they're going to feed themselves, whether they're going to pursue this career or they're going to go back to whatever they were doing before. That's very important, and I want them to know they're about to go back into the real world and they'll have to adapt to it after living in this nice house, rent free, being driven around in a Mercedes.