Bravotv.com: We have the finale. First, the three guys have to shoot those Polaroid pictures and it was kind of less is more in those pictures. Do you think that is harder to do?
Yeah, it’s just like an actor playing himself. It’s harder to play yourself than to play someone else.
Bravotv.com: What did that opportunity mean for them to shoot with that camera and that photographer?
It’s a once in a lifetime event. Probably by now, there’s not that much film left in the world for that camera. So, not too many people are really going to have a chance to shoot with it. I was fortunate to shoot with it at least three times in my career. And I also got to shoot with it while we were on the set as well.
Bravotv.com: Who do you think did the best in that part?
I believe it went to, I have to say, the first was Branden, then the second was Sandhurst, and then Jonathan. And then once they got to the photo shoot at Cosmo, Jonathan just did the same pose. Even when they were asking him to change, he still didn’t change. He just stood there. And he even admitted, “Yo, I’m stuck in neutral.” I guess under all that pressure, he couldn’t suffice. And then again, Sanhurst, when he was asked to do something, he too couldn’t portray that sexy. And then when Brandon was up there, he just had fun with it.
I think in the last episode you see Branden having the most fun, which helped determine why he was the winner. So, that’s why it came in third, second, first, the way that it did.
Bravotv.com: Do you think the right person won?
By that, episode, yeah, I think so. He clearly was the one to accelerate when it needed to be accelerated and I personally thought Sanhurst was going to take it but he fell short with the Cosmo cover. And then he did the thing of taking his shirt off, which loosened him up, but you’ve got to be able to keep your shirt on and still do the job.
Bravotv.com: And the final catwalk. You’ve kind of been critical of Branden’s catwalk. Did you see an improvement?
Yeah, It’s definitely better. It’s not up to supermodel status but that’s what the cards dealt. It definitely got better because he took my advice and kept his hands in his pocket so it avoided his arms looking like they were swaying. He’s got this "hip-hop homeboy" style of walking when his arms are out.
Tyson, you and I know very well know that Sandhurst should have won ! Sandhurst was robbed from winning that competition and contract. Sandhurst from the very beginning until the end was consistently the best and had great showmanship. Although you are my favorite Supermodel "Tyson", I believe that Sandhurst will be bigger than you and hopefully beyond a soon-to-become-supermodel, he will unlike you have an acting career as well!!!
I agree with many of the viewers: Sandhurst should have been "the chosen one". He rocks, and I am sure his career will be more visible than Brandon´s. Brandon will get lost in the shuffle. He is just too ordinary. Nice kid though. Please get rid of Nicole next season. It hurts to just listen to her. She kind of clenches her teeth and doesn't open her mouth, and no personality. She should take a lesson from Ms. Shimizu.
Will there be a Season 3? I really hope so. Also, I was totally surprised that Branden, I totally thought it would be between Sandhurst and Jonathan. Anyway, there should be a season 3. Good luck with that!
I was stunned by how poorly the girls did in season two, particularly from the half-way mark on. I suspect the girls have too often been complacent, whereas you always had your guys ready to play their A game.
Here are my suggestions for season three:
-Let's have a New York Fashion Week finale tie-in for the top three or four. -Bring in a female co-host who can light a fire under the girls. (I hope Bravo brings in Bridget Hall.) -In addition to Bridget as co-host, bring in supermodel-to-be Holly Ridings ("Launch My Line", "Project Runway 7") as mentor and runway coach to the girls. Based on last season, the girls need all the help they can get.