Model of the Week – Tyson Beckford

October 31, 2017 by Melissa Blaauwendraad

Tyson Beckford

The best male model of all times? That’s how Vogue Magazine describes Tyson Beckford. Well, we totally agree. You are our Model of the Week!

Tyson Beckford is a world-famous fashion model and actor. He’s best known as the Ralph Lauren Polo model. Beckford was born in Rochester, New York in 1970. Soon after he was born his family moved to Jamaica, where they lived for seven years before returning to New York, finally settling in The Bronx. When Tyson was 22 years old, he was recruited to hip-hop magazine ‘The source’ by a talent scout, Jeff Jones, who has been credited with ‘discovering’ Beckford in New York City. In 1993 Tyson was recruited by Ralph Lauren as the front model of the company’s Polo line of male sportswear.

#Repost @poloralphlauren (via @repostapp) ・・・ Sharing a quiet moment with @tysoncbeckford on a 1995 #Polo shoot. #FBF

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Year after year, Tyson worked for the biggest fashion brands, hosted television shows and was seen in several music clips, such as ‘Toxic’ by Britney Spears and ‘Go Hard’ by DJ Khaled. Besides his modeling talents, he had also a great passion for acting. He started working on the green screen in 2000 in the movie Boricua’s Bond.

Beckford has been described as the most successful male supermodel of all time, achieving fame and huge contracts similar to the female models that had huge success in the 1990s. In 2014, Vogue Magazine named Beckford the greatest male model of all time.

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Melissa Blaauwendraad Content/Communication Intern at Modellist-ID Traveling is my biggest passion, the gym is my happy place, I love having a healthy lifestyle and my biggest interest is everything that has to do with the fashion industry. I hope I can get a bit closer to my goals by being a part of the Modellist-ID - team.



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