Cast Blog: #SUPERMODEL

Dropping the Dead Weight

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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

Dropping the Dead Weight

Tyson Beckford tells the models step up their game and stop being so cocky.

This week the models had an underwater shoot. Let's talk about everyone's performance. How was Branden?

On the water shoot he did really well. He's starting to get it and he's starting to see it. He's becoming a force to be reckoned with.

The judges yelled at him this week for being cocky.

Yeah. Calm down dude. Don't get so cocky. A lot of them are getting cocky and it turns around and bites them in the ass. To be eighteen and going into something like this, it requires a lot of maturity. He's eighteen and growing up in America's eyes right now and you gotta give him a little space sometimes. You reel him back in and let him know what's up. I had to do that.

What about Jonathan?

He's doing well. He still has a problem with his arms when he walks. They're coming down a little bit, but I'm trying get them down.

What about Sandhurst?

He finally found one and that's gonna be good for him. You don't really see when I'm mentoring them and what I'm doing with the guys, but they know what they wanna show, but I think America's losing out on what I'm telling these kids. I told Sandhurst he needs to slow it down and if he really wants to do well in this business he needs to listen to the direction that I'm giving him, ask more questions with the photographers, and understand what we're trying to achieve. A lot of kids go in there and they think they know what the photographers want, but if you don't know something you should ask. He's finally asking the questions to get the right answers to achieve the right shot.

What about Gabe?

Poor Gabe. He honestly was just working hard to change what he was doing. The guy's really a sweet guy. He's very reserved so you don't see a lot of different emotions with him, and you need that to be a successful model. The kid does have some emotions, but he was never able to pull them out in time for the show. It's sad and I wish him all the best.

What did you think about his relationship with Amanda?

I say find love later and get serious about this competition. If you really care about eachother and you want to make something happen, do it after the show.

Colin?

Hopefully he'll keep listening to direction.

Did you think his underwater shot was good enough to get him laid?

I think losing your virginity is such an important thing. Society puts so much pressure on people. If he's still a virgin then he'll find that right woman to do that with. When we tease him, we're only teasing. We don't want to see him lose his virginity on the show. I don't think it's a lack of opportunity with him.

How did Kerryn do this week?

She's got a good confidence now. I always tell them, "Don't have too much confidence because that turns into cockiness." They gotta make sure they don't get too cocky because it throws them off. They're going to the next trials of the competition and they're so overly confident that they screw up. They can screw themselves over something good.

What about Salome? She overcame her fear of water.

She came in strong, but now she's like a lamb. She's like March. She's put on some weight and that's kind of ruining her future as a model. She is girlfriend hot, but she's not fashion hot. A lot of guys want a girlfriend with a butt like that and the curves, but I don't think she's fashion quite yet.

Were you nervous about her the water?

The photographers had divers near her. It's her who gets herself nervous and gets herself into trouble. That was her nervousness that sunk her.

Have you worked with that photographer? He was great.

Yeah, I did. He's super sweet. Like they said, it's like going to a psychiatrist. He gets you to that point where he can get you to shoot well and get the best out of you. There's a lot of photographers who are like that. I'm just becoming a photographer myself and I'm like that because someone who has been a model before can relate.

What about Laury?

She's coming along. She is another one who is under the radar. She's got the great body. Her facial expressions aren't under control yet.

What about Mountaha?

The Brazilian Bombshell. She's the only one who can ruin it for herself. They need to spend time with Nicole mentoring though, because the boys are coming on strong. We're dropping all the dead weight right now. We're ready to take on the real heavyweights.

What about Jordan? She won the underwater shoot.

She's doing well. She needs to work on her skinniness. She's also busy being worried about Amanda too. She needs to get to doing her job. When you start to put energy in other people, you're the one who ends up doing badly yourself. Jordan's got the face, but her mind is not all there because she's hating on Amanda.

And Amanda?

Amanda's spent too much time worrying about Gabe.

Find out what Tyson thinks of celebrities trying to be models HERE.

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.