Cast Blog: #SUPERMODEL

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Trying to Cut the Fat!

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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

Trying to Cut the Fat!

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

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.

What about Jordan?

She's so skinny. Got a great face. Don't get me wrong. She's caught up with Amanda. It's the brunette who can't stand the blonde. She's putting so much energy and time worrying about Amanda. She's got that look. If your problem is hating, you don't have the energy for the job. Amanda has no clue. None. Do I think Amanda even cares?

How's Amanda doing?

She should have never gotten caught up with Gabe. Love can happen anywhere. Not if it's between love, lust, and work. Her heart is caught up with Gabe and it's interfering with her work. We've seen girls in the industry over the years and they get caught up with these boyfriends and their work suffers for it. Her mind is so scattered that she can't concentrate while she's there. She's getting frazzled. She doesn't look as good as she did and she's not making good judgements on the catwalk.

Finally, Colin.

I was done with him. So done carrying him. Nicole really got mad at me. I was trying to cut the fat! He was good to look at, but that's all. He had no clue of the business. Did you see him with that steer? Boy, what are you doing? You look like you have a bad case of diarrhea. Even the photographer said it. If you go back to the beginning that's all we've been saying about the guy. I've worked with him so much. You don't see that.

Do you think he should pursue modeling?

No. He's just that good looking doctor that you love to go see. Even though you have no pain you still wanna go and see him. You say, "Doc, it hurts right here, I need to you to help me..." and you could be naked and he wouldn't know what to do with you. Love you boy, but this is not the business for you. Graduate school. He'll get laid. Please. Trust me. I hope someone jumps his bones.

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.