14 Facts About Tyson Beckford


Tyson Beckford was the host of both seasons of the Bravo program Make Me a Supermodel.


Tyson Beckford was born in Rochester New York, on December 19,1970, to a Jamaican mother, Hillary Dixon Hall, and a Panamanian father of Jamaican and Chinese-Jamaican descent, Lloyd Tyson Beckford.


Confusion about his discovery might have happened after a 2005 People magazine interview, when Tyson 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.


In 1993, Tyson Beckford was recruited by Ralph Lauren as the front model for the company's Polo line of male sportswear.


Tyson Beckford 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.


Tyson Beckford is represented by Soul Artist Management in New York City and D'management Group in Milan.


Tyson Beckford was ranked at No 38 on VH1's 40 Hottest Hotties of the '90s.

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Tyson Beckford co-hosted the modeling contest Make Me a Supermodel on the television channel Bravo with fellow supermodel Niki Taylor.


Tyson 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.


Tyson Beckford was one of the judges on the British version of America's Next Top Model.


On Monday, June 6,2005, Tyson Beckford was injured during a vehicle accident in Secaucus, New Jersey.


The vehicle caught fire immediately after the collision, but Tyson Beckford was able to pull himself out before the red pick-up became fully engulfed in flames.


Tyson Beckford has been a resident of the New Jersey communities of Edgewater and West New York.


Tyson Beckford is an ambassador for the non-profit Kick 4 Life, an organization that uses the power of soccer to engage vulnerable youth in holistic care and support in Lesotho.