Tyson Beckford

Find out what Tyson has to say about this week's elimination.

on Apr 29, 20090

It was all about the country this week. What was the biggest challenge about working with animals like that?

They're animals. They're not gonna work with you. Animals are a good judgement of character. If you're gentle with them. If they can trust you from the beginning and then you're good. If you have to gain their trust it's going to take a little while to work with them. I've had a great experience with animals. Dogs. Goats. Peacocks. Everything. I don't like to work with snakes. I despise them. In the movie industry we do get trained ones.

Some of the models thought they had an advantage because they had worked with animals before. First there was Salome and she did a good job.

She did a good job. She did alright. I didn't think it was that great.

Then Amanda, who was criticized for acting too sexy.

I liked it. If we were selling jeans it would have been great and it made it look sexy. I thought it was great, but I guess it was a little too sexy for what they were trying to achieve. I understand.

Then Branden. He didn't like his shot and the judges did.

He didn't like his shot but he did good. Models are the worst critics of themselves. You really need to let it go and not let thinking you're not doing a good job get in the way. He could have come off a little bit better if he knew he was doing a good job. If I was there I would have told him he was doing a good job. You just need one person to tell you you're doing a good job. When you get in your head like that it can really mess you up.

Do you think he was trying too hard to not be too cocky?

Yeah. That's really what he's going through. I didn't really love his walk and that's always been an issue with him. The guest judge, Harry Josh, hit that on the head.

He was a great judge.

He was a great judge because he is so real. He's there. I like when we swap out like that. He brings so much animation to what we're talking about. He sees what I see.

What about Jonathan?

His problem is with the arms. He walks like he's a big guy. All of a sudden he felt he had to take on this role. This John Wayne thing. Please don't do it, you know? We can't seem to get him to put his arms down.

Then Mountaha. She had some trouble with her animal.

Oh yeah. I think the calf felt it. You saw how Sandhurst acted, how he was so gentle with it and the way he was speaking. The way Mountaha had it was really rush rush rush. She's so tense and it shows and it doesn't show her good side.

Sandhurst won the go see and people like his pictures, but people don't like his walk.

It really is hard to do both. People don't get it. Supermodels make it look easy so it can flip back and forth and people need to understand that it's a hard thing to do.

He talked about his big thighs and how they were a problem on the go see.

That's the biggest thing about a dancer's body. It's the thighs. That's the main tool that they work with. He and Branden are also 6'3. That's very tall.

23 comments
carmen
carmen

Tyson,

You hit the nail right on the head this week. Please tell Jordan to chill. She brings the show down with her Amanda hating. It is so old and boring. I don't get why Mountaha hasn't won a challenge yet. She has taken some great pics and has done some fabulous walks. It seems like the judges get fixated on specific people and they are not necessarily fair...but I guess that is how the business really is.

genta
genta

hey tyson i like you very much!! but you are always agresive with colin !!

Alicia
Alicia

The show is fun to watch because I work in the fashion business. I have always like Maggie Rizer as a model.I know she doesn't owe anybody anything but does she have to be so mean and bitter. Her personality ruins her looks. She should have gotten out of the business along time ago if she is so miserable. If she has other issues in life well, keep them to yourself we don't care...remember. Do your job and no crying! Wheres Cindy Crawford or Christy Turlington when you need them? Oh thats right there extremely likable and beautiful...there busy. Maggie be greatful for the job a lot of women would love to have. Tyson, Love you!

Viewer
Viewer

What does the girl on the housewives of New Jersey say about her husband? Something like "You are juicy and delicious! Tyson you are! You make the show. What happened to Nikki Taylor? Hope shes okay!

Viewer
Viewer

TYSON YOU DO GREAT WORK ON THIS SHOW.I'M BEEN HOOKED SINCE LAST SEASON. Here is what I want to know. Why is Maggie Rizer on as a judge? She comes across like she rehearses to be the "MEAN" judge. She is just rude and cold and totally unconstructive in her opinions.She had the nerve on a past episode to cut off the model before she could get her pointy across and that just came off as nasty and rude. She has nothing positive to say. Anyone can criticize and put someone down the way she tends to do with Amanda. She seems to have a target on Amanda. What she does not recall is that when she first got started like these models she too needed advice. She really does stink as a judge and should not be brought back. She is a snob and is just not that likeable. I hope that she does not get introduced as a super modekl because she sure as hell does not look nor did she ever look that good to be categorized in the ranks of yourself, Giselle, Naomi, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista etc. By the way wasn't this snob the model who's step dad wiped out her bank account due to an addiction to Quick Draw Lottery? You would think something of that magnitude would make her a bit more humble. These models need when criticized to be instructed on how they could better their skills as the other judges do. I hope this show continues it's success and that you continue hosting it for the rest of your viewers and fans to enjoy. Good Luck...

Viewer
Viewer

Put aside the fact that Jonathan is incredible looking physically as evidenced in every photo session, the guy appears to be a very focused, ambitious, and driven individual. I like Jonathan and hope he continues doing well on the show, in fact, he was my winner from the very beginning - and I have not been disappointed in his performances. Jordan,on the other hand, comes across as a spoiled, insecure, jealous, and lazy individual who tries to make herself appear more than she is by constantly criticizing others. I find her comments and attitude disgusting and would not make any attempt to include her as a person I would like to know...at all. Negativity kills the spirit and Jordan is Negative. It's time for her to look in the mirror and not just see her reflection...her self imposed "better than anyone" attitude is going to place her in a very akward and serious wake-up call one day, and I hope she will be able to handle the consequences.

Valerie
Valerie

Tyson,

You are so great on this show, it seems very natural for you and you are a great mentor, but really is it just me or does Maggie Rizer seem overly bitter? She is such a B! Amanda was not overly sexual that is what people want to see when buying jeans! Hello? Jordan is such a mean spirited person it is so hard to watch her on TV... Maybe her a Maggie should hang and hate together!

suzie
suzie

I can't believe all of you are criticizing Amanda for being too sexy. You have put these contestants in a box in nothing but lingerie, painted them topless like candy, had them do the 3-some photo shoots, had them model "clothes" on the runway that barely covered them, and next week with no clothes at all. And you have the nerve to tell her that modeling is about selling clothes and not sex. If that's the case why are you doing some of these challenges? The show is Make Me a Supermodel not Make Me a Porn Star. Quit giving these contestants mixed signals and quit being hypocrites. And please bring Corey and Harry Josh back to the judges' table and keep Maggie Rizer and Perou away from it.

Last season you showed more of Tyson & Niki and guest professionals mentoring the models. Can you show more of that less of the models sniping at each other.

On the plus side, the 60's party, the underwater, and this week's photo shoots were good (and the photographers were actually nice) and the catwalk this week and the week of the fire and ice clothes were also enjoyable. More beautiful clothes, less sleaze please.

Viewer
Viewer

after they did the piece about amanda saying "like" all the time, i thought maggie was going to call her on it too... until she opened her mouth and did the same thing. ha!

Viewer
Viewer

Tyson, what you say about Colin is completely true. Colin had so many chances, but he always failed.

millie
millie

Tyson and the judges... we all love Sandhurst's walk. He is the only reason I watch the show. People are tired of seeing the same old models, change it up why don't you. Sandhurst needs to win. It would bring a different group of people to the industry. Some much needed excitment. The modeling industry is boring right now. Sandhurst makes it interesting.

Linda
Linda

To: Caliban821

Excuse me but the remark WAS insulting. It was Colin's signature and he was very proud of it. He didn't need Tyson to make some flipant remark regarding his sex life and make light of a very personal decision. Telling someone to go have casual sex in this day and age is just wrong. And since when did showing interest in the girl at the fashion show become not promoting chastity. That doesn't even make sense. And please tell me, unless you lived with these models, how you know that Amanda never did anything personally to those in the house to be the "object of scorn." You didn't live with them, you don't know what she did or what she said or how she acted toward everyone. You are only seeing what the show chooses to show you. It is obvious that the majority of the house did NOT like Amanda, so there IS something there about her that we aren't seeing. If you go back and visit past episodes, most everyone has something negative to say about her - not just Jordan. And again, please point out how Jordan having a little fun regarding her comments on Amanda have EVER "interfered with her work." Never, that's when. Even when she has had to work WITH Amanda she was nothing but professional and got the job done and helped Amanda along the way, I might add. Why do you think Jonathan jumped all over the opportunity to work with her. Of course she has room for growth. I didn't say she didn't. I said I didn't like Tyson's flippant and callous remarks!

Caliban821
Caliban821

To:Linda

Excuse me but I did not feel Tyson was talking down to Colin with his final comments. He was making a joke. Colin has made a big issue of his virginity to everyone. On the show he made it his signature. Colin appears to be a nice decent guy but he wasn't promoting chasisty on the show as can be seen by his failed attempt to hit on that model in Toronto. I like Colin but he was not learning quickly enough.

As far as Jordan. The girl isn't just skinny but in poor shape by her own admisssion. These days you have to be fit. It's an area of weakness and she seriously needs to tone up. And Jordan has hardly been a sweetheart. She is constantly complaining and badmouthing Amanda. Regardless of how annoying Amanda may be, she has done nothing personally to Jordan or the others to be such an object of scorn. As Tyson and Nicole have pointed out it is very unproductive and shortsighted to focus all this negative energy on a person. It makes Jordan unappealing and immature character-wise and it interfers with her with work. She not consistently excellent each week. She has a lot of strengths but she has weaknesses too and still has a lot room for grotwh. There have been shoots and runways were her performance was far from optimal.

Viewer
Viewer

I'm not here to criticize you or anything like that. Obviously, someone had to go. A lot of people like Colin, but the judges (and you, apparently) felt that he wasn't supermodel material. Here's the thing-

The title is "MAKE ME" not "FIND ME". Many of the contestants have some modelling experience under their belts, but then some of them have SO MUCH MORE. Jonathan is GREAT! All the girlslove to look at him and he's so talented, but it's SO MUCH MORE FUN to watch people like Colin LEARN t be a spermodel, as the title suggests.

So, if in the end, Jonathan wins, I think maybe you shuld change the name of the show. Jonathan was a supermodel the day the show began. There was no "MAKE" involved.

Mika
Mika

Wow, so many hurt feelings over Colin. Am I the only one that doesn't see what's so great about him? I don't even think he's that great looking. Sandhurst and Jonathan are both way better looking with better personalities. Colin has looked awkward and misplaced from day one and it never seemed to get much better. I liked Amanda at the start but she's so whiney now that I can't stand her. She's looking for an easy ride to take care of her baby and can't bear the thought of having to get a normal job. Jordan is gorgeous and unique looking, I don't know why she worries about Amanda but she needs to stop commenting on her, it makes her look small.

Viewer
Viewer

OMG I'm telling you Nicole is turning Make me a Super Model into "The Nicole's new BFF show ". Why would she beg for Colin to stay if he hasn't show any progress since day one? His pictures were bad and so was his walk. Yes, he's tall and young but NOT a model. Of course Nicole thought it was a good idea to beg the judges for him to stay.She is giving the show a bad name.

Now Sandhurst and Jonathan have huge potentials(and they have showed that consistently)if one of them were to get eliminated it would be ok to give them a second chance, but Colin was given opportunities to improve since day one and did nothing.

Sad to say this but don't see any of the girls improving either. Amanda is blah. Jordan is ok but not a SUPER model material,just a regular model.Salome is green and not ready(and fake).I like Mounthaha(?) she has a great walk...we'll see.. she might be the one.

So far i think it will be between Sandhurst and Jonathan for the final elimination.

SouthernChick
SouthernChick

I agree with Tyson's critique of Colin. Modeling is an art. True artistry resides in your soul, it is not taught. After seeing Colin with that animal, I realized ok: this guy lacks the inner passion needed to pull this off. It was bad. The amateurish way he was posing made a mockery of the shoot.

And, I also don't really fault Tyson for the 'go get laid' comment because as a man, that is something that Colin could draw from and express in this craft. He needs to experience passion to be in this business. He's a nerd. Not a sexy nerd either. An awkward nerd. He will probably be a brilliant physician because that requires emotionless, logical thinking.

Good call.

Viewer82 year old Grandma.
Viewer82 year old Grandma.

I really feel bad that Colin was eliminated but have to agree with the judges there was definitely a holding back by him but after looking at his video I can see a very sensitive young man who,in my opinion will make a great Dr or scientist. Will certainly miss him.especially those incredible eyes!!! Good luck with your life Colin wherever it takes you.

Viewer
Viewer

I do not agree with you about Brandon his pictures were great to me - the outtake picture was good - I like Johnathon pictures the most. I actually like Amanda pictures. I guess how the people they are off stage does not matter because for me I would love for whinny Jordan to go home. She never wants to do anything and complains about every shoot. I did not Salome pictures were good at all who holds up a rope really high to work with cattle. I thought Sandhurst was good but Johnathon was better - I think Mountaha has the body for modeling and a great attidue but her hair is bad...needs a new shorter cut. Braden pictures were good to me. His and Johnathon and Admanda and Brandon would have made me stop and look at an ad in a Magazine to see what they are selling...I normally quickly pass all ads...do not like ads most of the time. I really wish you would have fought for Braden. He just needed a little more instructions - I know you were hard with him but he was so cute and sweet and I will miss him.

Linda
Linda

Wow Tyson. I am so upset at you! You didn't defend Colin at all. If it was his time then it was his time, but you could have said something wayyyyy more helpful to him than, "go home and get laid." That was pathetic and insulting to Colin. It's none of your business, nor did you have any invitation to make a disgusting comment like that. Colin is an outstanding man who has a lot of character and takes who chooses as a partner very seriously. I wish the world would follow his lead. He didn't need to be talked down to like that, especially by you, his "mentor." You should be ashamed of yourself. I also don't like that in every single blog about Jordan you feel it necessary to comment on her weight. Get over it! She is consistently excellent every week and yet you seem to only have bad things to say about her. She's a good model and she seems to be the only model you hate on. You have favorites so bad it's not even funny. And I think if you had your way, there wouldn't even be any girls on the show. You really need to grow up and get over yourself.

Viewer
Viewer

Thanks for being a part of the "Make Me A Supermodel" telecasts. In your second season, you appear to be much more relaxed and the comments I've seen you make seem on-target and constructive.Being a teacher/mentor isn't always easy, but this year you appear to have "gotten the knack" of doing it... which makes the program even more enjoyable.

CMantra
CMantra

Tyson, I was a really really shocked with your blog tonight. I can't believe you could just toss Colin aside like that. You put so much work into helping him and then just throw him in the gutter when you get frustrated. It makes me think of a person who gets a puppy and loves it when it is being good but then kicks the crap out of it when it pisses on the carpet. Yes I agree that Colin was having a hard time getting the modeling thing but up until this week he had been improving, if only in the slightest. Part of me feels that he deserved to go home, but the other part of me thinks that Amanda should have gone first. I think my biggest upset in reading your blog tonight was that you don't think he should pursue his career in modeling. He has a lot to learn still but if he puts his mind to it I'm pretty sure you'd agree that he could learn it; I mean he is incredibly intelligent. I hope that once he sees himself on the show he will be able to learn what he was doing wrong and change it. I know I have no idea about anything and that you are the professional and I absolutely love everything you do, but I was honestly sad to hear how you felt about Colin. I hope that he is able to prove the show wrong.

Viewer
Viewer

Hi Tyson,

You are always so right on about the contestants. I'll telling you, you really need to get back at the judging table. Love that Josh guy. Hate Maggie! I know she is very big in the biz and used to be one of my fav models, but she seems so unprofessional, all of those comments about Branden the last show she was on, and then the "hey good looking" this show. Seriously, she is a world renowned model, has she never seen a good looking guy? I hope you guys don't use her any more. There are so many other models you guys could use on the panel, or just use Corey!