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Tyson Beckford

Tyson Beckford fashion model

Birth Date

December 19, 1970

Nationality

United States

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Natural hair color

Black

Eye color

Brown

Height

6 ft 1 in | 185 cm

Tyson Beckford male model photos

Chest

39 in | 99 cm

Hips

37 in | 93 cm

Waist

32 in | 81 cm

Shoe size

12 US | 46 EU

Biography

Tyson Beckford was born in Rochester, New York, United States, on December 19, 1970, is an American male model and actor. He was discovered by model scout Jeff Jones in New York's Washington Square Park in 1992.

He became the first black man in advertising campaign for Ralph Lauren in 1993, modelling for the brand for five years.

Long time highly ranked on Top Icons Men and Supers Men List by models.com.

Vogue named Tyson the greatest male model of all time.

Beckford's hobbies include racing and cars.

He is of Afro-Asian descent.

He was in relationships with celebrity stylist April Roomet (1997-1999), they have one son.

He dated Australian model Shanina Shaik (2008-2015).

Lives in Harlem, New York City and Jamaica.

Music Videos

Featured in several music videos including Toni Braxton "Unbreak My Heart" (1996), Britney Spears "Toxic" (2004), Pet Shop Boys "Go West" (1993), The Notorious B.I.G. "One More Chance" (1995), Toni Braxton "Breathe Again" (1993), Ludacris "Act a Fool" (2003), Mariah Carey "Infinity" (2015), 50 Cent "21 Questions" (2003).

Best films

He made his big screen debut in drama film Boricua's Bond (2000).

Zoolander (2001) action comedy in role as Himself

Pandora's Box (2002) thriller romance in role as Lance Racine

Biker Boyz (2003) action drama in role as Donny

Gas (2004) comedy in role as Karl

Searching for Bobby D (2005) adventure comedy in role as Jerome

Into the Blue (2005) action thriller in role as Primo

Kings of the Evening (2008) drama in role as Homer Hobbs

Hotel California (2008) action thriller in role as Al

Dream Street (2010) urban drama

Addicted (2014) drama thriller in role as Corey

Chocolate City (2015) drama in role as Adrian 'Rude Boy'

Supermodel (2015) drama in role as Alex

Editorials

And Men Magazine, Cosmopolitan U.S., Attitude, 7TH Man, V Man, WWD Magazine, Vogue, GQ Germany, Glass Magazine, OOB Magazine, IO Donna, New York Times, Details, Paper Magazine, Esquire U.S., Essence, UPTOWN Magazine, Krave.

Advertising campaigns

Barneys, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Pirelli P Zero.

Fashion Shows

Walked runway for Alexander Wang, Greg Lauren, David Tlale, H&M, Fashion for Relief, Michael Costello, Chris Aire, amfAR.

Agencies

Represented by agencies New York Soul Artist Management, Milan d'management group, Hamburg PMA.

Quotes

I remember walking into Ralph Lauren for the first time, and seeing only white guys there. I was the only black guy in the whole casting. And they'd give me that look, like what are you doing here.

People think you’re like, you whisk around a fancy car. Like, nah, I used to take the train to go shoot Ralph Lauren ads. It’s not all that glamorous, but the pay-off is great.

In fashion, there's a lack of strong male images. And there's a huge lack of strong African American images. I noticed over the past thirteen years, Ralph and those guys have used guys that looked similar to me. And I was happy for those guys, but eventually I said, 'Enough is enough, I'm just going to go in and take my job back.'

People still come up to me. Little kids come up and say, "Hey! You were in Zoolander!" It's like, "How old are you? How do you know about Zoolander?" To me, it's amazing, and I would love to do it again.

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