Cast Blog: #SUPERMODEL

It Doesn't Matter if You're Good Looking

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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

It Doesn't Matter if You're Good Looking

Tyson Beckford explains what it takes to be a model.

Let's get right into the latest episode and talk about the models' performances. First off we have Branden, who worked with Colin.

Branden is growing, he's getting better. His weakness is his walk. He doesn't stand up straight. He walks and his arms kind of stand out like he's a big muscle man. That's his main weakness.

Jonathan?

He's great with his photos, but he wasn't as strong this week. He also has that thing where he has a muscle-man type walk. I tell him to relax his arms and his shoulders.

What did you think of his incorporation of cricket on the runway?

I thought it was great because one of the judges is British and one of the judges is from South Africa, two countries that play cricket. I also understood because I have a West Indian background. I don't know if the American viewers will catch it. It was brilliant for him because he was the only one who laid down an action pose.

What about Kerryn? She was taken on the go see and she won the immunity.

That was good, Kerryn. She's got a sexiness about here.

What about her and Colin? She was trying to get him out of his shell.

They would make a good couple. But it's hard to be in a relationship and try to succeed in this business. At the beginning of the season I tell them all don't mess with that because it's a distraction.

Has it ever worked out for you with a model?

It's worked for me, but I was already where I needed to be in my career.

What about Laury? She was upset that she didn't win the photo assignment.

She was trippin. Did she not see her picture? It was not that good for her to lash out. I was embarrassed for her. She should have known better.

What about Mountaha?

She's a sweetheart. She gets it, but it's gotta get her. She's coming along.

Salome kept bringing up the fact that she wasn't familiar with sports. What did you think of that?

That's a bullsh*t excuse. If you get hired by a client, are you gonna say you don't know what sports is? She doesn't know what sports is, but she damn sure knows what fashion is. Fashion is the key to everything. It's the key to sports, music, everything. Everything you do incorporates fashion, whether you're sitting at a desk or flying a plane. Everyone has a uniform while you're doing something like that. If you're a professional motercycle rider or a race car driver then you wear a suit for that. Fashion relates to everything. I don't understand how if you're into fashion you don't know what sports is.

What about Sandhurst?

Sandhurst is cool. When you're classically trained like that it's hard to break that mold. It's hard to come up with a different swag. He'll blow it for himself if doesn't come with something different. The pose at the end was cool, it caught you off guard, but it wasn't sports related.

What about Shawn?

Like Shawn, these kids have a misinterpretation of what fashion is. There are those who put too much in and those who don't put enough. It doesn't matter if you're good looking. It's that happy medium you have to find.

Jordan?

She's good, she just looks very thin.

What about Gabriel? Something was going on between him and Amanda.

I was saying, "Amanda, don't mess with this boy." She's getting too caught up with Gabe and his penis.

What about Colin?

It's like trying to get Einstein to become... Tyson. He's a good looking guy, he's just a nerd. If they were remaking Revenge of the Nerds he would be starring in it.

What about CJ? We saw a different side of her this week.

She had fun. I saw that side of her though, she's into motorcycles and she knows people I know in LA. I wanted her to show the world that side of her. Once people really see who she is they'll look at her and see that this girl is really beautiful and see that she really has something. Some of the cast didn't like her and I know what that's like. I've been on jobs where other guys didn't like me because I was a client's favorite. I feel for her.

She got along with Jonathan and Branden though.

Jonathan is older and he's a little more mature. He can relate. With Branden, you watch him grow every week. The kid will grow on you. The first week when he said something about homosexuals and Latinos, I was ready to send him home after that. I thought he was in the wrong business. The business of fashion is all about getting along. One thing about about people in fashion is we get along. Then I thought, let's keep him and let's educate him and turn him into someone who is respectful of everyone. You'll see him mature.

Amanda won the photo assigment and went to the go see.

Going into that casting I think she should have been able to talk with Nicole. They need to stay focused on what they're getting ready to do. They're so excited about their win and talking about how great they are and then the client brings them back to reality.

Karen was eliminated. What did you think of her?

I didn't know what she was doing. When I saw her eyes I knew she was going home. She was not made to be modeling, I'm so sorry to say.. There are tons of beautiful African American women out there with eyes that don't do that. She turned on that x-ray vision.

Portraying the Sexy

Tyson Beckford offers his final words on the three finalists.

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.Bravotv.com: What would your final advice for each of them be?
Don’t quit. They’ve made it this far. They’re definitely models. Look at Jonathan who booked a2xist underwear campaign ad, which should be coming out shortly. Sanhurst just has to get out there and get his grind on like you said Jennifer Hudson did with American Idol, but she sure won an Oscar. So don’t count him out just yet. Brandon, he’ll go overseas. He’s not just going to stay here in the U.S. He’ll definitely do what Holly did. We’ll send him overseas. We saw him grow up in front of us. Like his mom send, she sent me a boy and I sent her back a man.

Bravotv.com: Are you going to continue to mentor him at all?
I always stay close to all the kids. So when they call me, I’ll hook him up. You can’t not help him. Even thought I’m not so much in that business, but it’s like riding a bike — you never forget.

Bravotv.com: What can your fans expect from your movie career and producing?
The next one is going to have some action in it. No doubt about it. We’re definitely going to put down some action in this next movie

Bravotv.com: Are you actually acting in it? Or are you producing it?
I’m acting and producing in it. I was told that two other films that were definitely on the independent film festival tour are coming out soon.

Bravotv.com: Do have any parting words?
I thank all the viewers for watching and keeping us close to their heart.