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Tyson Beckford Biography – Tyson Beckford Wiki
Tyson Beckford is an American model, actor, and producer, known for Into the Blue (2005), Biker Boyz (2003), and Zoolander (2001).
He is best recognized as a Ralph Lauren Polo model. He was also the host of both seasons of the Bravo program Make Me a Supermodel. He graduated from Pittsford Mendon High School in Pittsford, New York.
In 1992, “Erik Lauren Counsel” of the hip-hop magazine The Source approached him “in Washington Square Park” about being “in a style piece” in the magazine New York City. In an August 2021 VLADTV interview, Beckford clarified that nobody named Jeff Jones “discovered him” and said that “the person who gets the credit is Erik.”
Confusion about his discovery might have happened after a 2005 People magazine interview, when Beckford stated that his career began as he was “minding his own business” in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park when scouts from the hip-hop magazine The Source asked him to pose. “I’m thinkin’, ‘Yeah, this is some porno magazine,'” he recalled, “but everything was legit.”
In 1993, Beckford was recruited by Ralph Lauren as the front model for the company’s Polo line of male sportswear.
He was named “Man of the Year” in 1995 by the cable television music channel VH1 and one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the World” by People magazine. He is represented by Soul Artist Management in New York City and D’management Group in Milan. In the 90’s, he was ranked at No. 38 on VH1’s 40 Hottest Hotties.
In 2003, he appeared on the ABC network’s celebrity reality game show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! In September 2008, he supported the National RESPECT! Campaign against domestic violence, recording a voice message for the Giverespect.org website, speaking about the importance of respect for others.
Beckford co-hosted the modeling contest Make Me a Supermodel on the television channel Bravo with fellow supermodel Niki Taylor. The show chose Nicole Trunfio to join Beckford as a mentor to the model contestants for the show’s second season. Other judges included designer Catherine Malandrino, model Jenny Shimizu, photographer Perou, and model scout Marlon.
Beckford judged and mentored the contestants of the first few episodes of the Australian version of Make Me a Supermodel with model and former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins. In 2012, he participated in Fox’s dating game show The Choice.
He was one of the judges on the British version of America’s Next Top Model. In 2023, he is cast in the 32nd second of Dancing with the Stars with professional partner Jenna Johnson.
Tyson Beckford Age
How old is Tyson Beckman? Tyson Craig Beckford was born on December 19, 1970, in The Bronx, New York, USA.
Tyson Beckford Wife
Beckford is currently single. He was previously married to Berniece Julien in 2009. Their marriage was however annulled in the same year.
Tyson Beckford Children
Beckford has a son, Jordan Beckford born in 1998, from a previous relationship with celebrity stylist April Roomet.
Tyson Beckford Family
He was born to a Jamaican mother, Hillary Dixon Hall, and a Panamanian father of Jamaican and Chinese-Jamaican descent, Lloyd Beckford.
Soon after his birth, his mother took the family back to Jamaica, where they lived for seven years before moving to Rochester, New York. He has a brother, Patrick Beckford.
She stands a height of 6′ 0½″ (1.84 m) tall.
He is of Afro-Asian descent. His father is half Jamaican and half Chinese and his mother has Panamanian ancestry.
His Instagram handle is @tysoncbeckford.