Cast Blog: #SUPERMODEL

Not Playing Any More

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A Cosmo Man

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I AM a Supermodel

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Portraying the Sexy

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Throwing the Book at Me

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Hell Yeah!

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Big Things in the Future

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The Fire Within

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I Die!

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Make Us Proud

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An All-Boy Finale

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Pumped

Like a Fish out of Water

Just the Beginning

A Happy Ending

Damn My Skills

This Week Sucked!

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Believe In Yourself

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Catching up with Ben

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The Best Revenge Is Success

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The X Factor

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Gettin' Rowdy

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What More Can I Do?

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Just Wrong

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"A" for Effort

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WTF!

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Time Heels All Wounds

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Being Naked

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Great Job ... I Guess

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Beauty Shot

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Let the Best Compete!

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A Slap in the Face

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All Up in My Business

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Butterlies with Teeth

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Shocked!

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My Caribbean Thighs

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"Colin Had the Best Picture"

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Dude, Just Be A Model

Craziness

Horsin' Around

Close to My Heart

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Has Tyson ever bared all? Find out here!

Bravotv.com:Aryn goes home -- what was your take on her?

I was very sad to see her go.

Bravotv.com:This week was the nude challenge. When you described the challenge to the models, did you think anyone would have a huge problem with it?

No. The real factor set in. They saw Aryn go home .... So, now the fear factor set in, like "OK - they're not playing any more."

Bravotv.com:In your modeling career, the first time you had to be nude, did you have trouble with it?

I shot an ad that appeared to be that way, but I never had to do it.

Bravotv.com:Because ...

I was too intimidating. Once I said "No" that was it - they were scared to mess with me. It was like, "Well this kid does come from the street. He will kick my ass."

Bravotv.com:Could most models just starting out get away with that?

Probably not. Probably not - no.
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Ben

I heard Ben did really good. But he got a little shaky towards the end. ... He's never done anything like this before, and these kids had to hold the position for actually 10 minutes are so.
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Casey

He did the same. He'd never really done it before and he didn't have such a good week at all. He ended up in the bottom three.
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Frankie

He was shaking as well, so he didn't do too well.
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Holly

Holly did very well.
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Jacki

Jacki did extremely well too. ... She broke out in hives but it was all in her head. She didn't want to do it, but she still did it anyway.
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Jay

He doesn't have a problem doing things. He's just ... this guy has no training whatsoever. I think the ones that never had the training, I could make them better, but we've gotten to a point now where we don't get to spend as much time training them as we used to. They just have to do it.
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Katy

Another kid who doesn't have that much training. She's just not built physically for this business. She's an average-sized girl who's just really pretty. And the reason why she even stayed in this long is because guys get a kick out of looking at her. She's great eye candy for the guys. That might be the only reason she hasn't gone home yet.
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Perry

That boy is just phenomenal. He's "it," you know what I mean.
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Ronnie

He did very well. He was very easy to work with.
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Shannon

She's phenomenal too. She's like Perry.
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Stephanie

She's an art student, so it was a breeze for her to do that because she does that all the time in class. She's sculpted, and she's sketched naked people. So she's been through that before, and she's the art [kid,] and she did exceptionally well. Again, Stephanie is my sleeper, who I think will do better than what people expect from her. She surprised us this week. I could tell by seeing her face that, when she walked into the room and I was telling the kids what they were going do, she was like, "Yeah - I can't wait to get naked!"

Bravotv.com: Yeah - she's seems very comfortable with herself.

And that's what we want them all to be, man. If you're not comfortable with yourself, how are you going to be selling it? ...

I AM a Supermodel

Branden talks about his win, what he'll do with the money, and if he plans on asking Nicole out.

Bravotv.com: At the beginning of the season, did you think you would win? Or who did you think would after seeing the other models?
Well, I’ve got to admit, at the beginning of the season, I was very intimidated by all the models, definitely I thought I wasn’t going to be underestimating myself. And really who I thought was going to win was either Sandhurst or Jonathan. That’s who I thought was going to win. So when I got down to them at the end, when I was with them, I was just amazed by myself. I thought “Holy crap! I really made it this far.” I had a one in three chance to win so why not just go for it?

Bravotv.com: Especially in the last episode they [Jonathan & Sanhurst] almost kind of played father figures during the show for you. What was that relationship like with the other guys?
The relationship with the other guys was very good. I love those two. Jonathan, he’s more of the father figure type of guy and Sanhurst is more of just like your best friend. I really was privileged to actually share a home with them for two months and have fun with them. I had fun no matter what we were doing.

Bravotv.com: In the last episode, you get to shoot with this amazing photographer in the first part and do the whole Polaroid challenge with that camera. What was that like?
That was my favorite photo shoot out of all of them. It wasn’t like "Do this pose." It wasn’t very "posey." It was more showing yourself. There was one of them that was pretty posy because it was a high fashion one, but then there was your portrait, and then there was there’s the group shot. And I felt like in the group shot, I did the best.

Bravotv.com: And then you had the Cosmo shoot. Did that just feel really natural to you?
Well that was probably one of my favorite photo shoots. It was very natural. And they just told me to act like that guy that girls want to be with and the guy that guys want to be friends with. And I was good in that and they said "You really are a Cosmo guy." And I felt very confident about that.

Bravotv.com: In your final catwalk, you had the more playful one, and then you had the Ben Sherman one, what did you want to accomplish with those catwalks?
Really on those catwalks, I just wanted to show them that I’ve matured since the beginning of the competition and that I know what I’m doing and I’m ready to be a supermodel. That’s really what I was just trying to show them. And I felt a little awkward and funny in the whole suit I had on with all the bows. It was kind of weird. But, it was fun. Bravotv.com: They kept saying you went from a boy to a man. Like the first episode you were struggling with maybe [the fact that] you were working with a gay model and you kind of made a big deal about it in the first episode. Do you think that your mind has totally just opened?
First of all, at the beginning of the competition, I was not homophobic. I have tons of gay friends. I just felt uncomfortable for my first shot because me and my mom and everybody were talking about it and stuff and I just don’t want to be portrayed that way even though I love gay people. They’re some of the funniest people in the world. But I just felt a little awkward to do anything like I wasn’t going to go past the point of kissing him. I would not have kissed him. [He] was like "Why don’t you guys kiss" and I was like, "Hell no, dude!”

Bravotv.com: What was your favorite challenge?
My favorite challenge was probably, I would have to say, the Timothy Greenfield one, with the portraits. That was just awesome. It was so much fun.

Bravotv.com: One of the judges asked you an interesting question: You are so close to your mother. Once your modeling career really starts, you’re going to be traveling all over. You’re going to be separated from her. Have you thought about that and how you’re going to handle that?
Me and my mom talked about it a lot and I’m ready to get out there. I’m ready to leave home. I’m 19 years old now. I’m just ready to get out there and find out what this world’s got to give me.

Bravotv.com: What are you going to do with the money?
With the money, I’m getting my mom a nice car, and then I’m going to move to New York. And I have a couple bills.

Bravotv.com: Well you won, so are you going to take Nicole out?
I wish!

Bravotv.com: Do you have any final thoughts about this season that you want to share with your fans or want to say anything to them?
I just want to say to all my fans, thank you for believing in me and helping me along the way. It was a great season. It was a great accomplishment and it was just a great privilege to have and I’m very privileged to have fans like everybody that I’m around. So, thanks to everyone.