For Women Who Want The Ballerific Life!
What say you? I say he wasn't entirely wrong for his statement. The truth is the truth.
41-year-old Tyson Beckford has been one of the sexiest black men in the modeling industry for the past 17 years and he seems to be aging just fine, however sometimes he can come across sounding like a total d–k with a massive ego.
He recently caught up with London Evening Standard magazine and shared his thoughts on the fashion industry, but things got real interesting when he started talking about his Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend Shanina Shaik who’s half his age. According to Tyson, when people say that she can do better, his response is that ‘he created her’. Basically, he played fixer upper, got her all cleaned up, and the modeling industry was knocking down her door.
Peep snippets from the interview:
On His Girlfriend Shanina Shaik
When I found her she was a regular girl. I helped place her with the right people, get her teeth cleaned, her body toned up. Everything changed and now everyone wants a piece of her. I hear people say, ‘You can do better than Tyson.’ I’m like, ‘Really? Really?! I created her!’
On the Fashion Industry
As a supermodel I go with the other supers round the world: Dubai one day, Paris the next. There’s partying. I’ll wake up in a hotel room and there are people all over the floor and I’m like, “Is this really happening?” One time in Miami I woke up in the bathtub. I play second fiddle to [female supermodels], but that’s fine. Linda’s great, and Elle, Naomi — though I’ve seen her dark side. They all like to have fun.
On playing in Toni Braxton’s ‘Unbreak My Heart’ video
I’d always wanted to act, and that gave me a chance to show the world I wasn’t just a pretty model but that I could portray a character without speaking. Inside, I was always acting. An actor playing the role of a male supermodel.’ And his cameo in Zoolander? ‘I was playing myself, which is one of the hardest things you can do.’
On Whether He Would Give Up his passion of Racing Cars or Sex
‘Mmmmm,’ he growls. ‘If I had to give up one of them, it would have to be the sex, even though I’ve got a hot girlfriend. She’ll understand,’ he smiles, shooting me a look that’s pure Blue Steel. ‘She’s a speed junkie, too. She rides on the back of the bike with me and we do wheelies, though we don’t let her agent know, or her mum. Sometimes I really gotta take her and go. You need that thrill.’
If given five more minutes of the interview, he probably would have dragged Naomi Campbell’s dark secrets right out of her closet. Ha!
That's what I think. He brought her into his world, cleaned her up a bit and made her marketable. If that's what happened...that's what happened! IJS.
Girl, Naomi's dark side is all over the tabloids. lol He might as well have spilled the tea. As for him making his girlfriend? He thinks he did and if she is half as smart as she is pretty, she'll continue to let him think that to his dying breath. lol
So pretty much he wants credit for sending her to the dentist and the gym? If it does something for him (shrug)
Tyson's neighbor, a middle aged white female, use to tell me all the time that he was gay. I never believed her because her only reason for saying it was because men would always frequent his apartment. However, after reading this, I believe her.
"On Whether He Would Give Up his passion of Racing Cars or Sex
‘Mmmmm,’ he growls. ‘If I had to give up one of them, it would have to be the sex, even though I’ve got a hot girlfriend. She’ll understand,’ he smiles..."
I love him. He can make me, all day, all night, all year, all my life! I met him and I still haven't washed his scent off my shirt, LOL!
This means his girlfriend, Shanina, is a smart woman. She knew what he was doing and took advantage of it. Kudos to her.