Supermodel Tyson Beckford: World’s Worst Boyfriend

This isn’t weird.

You may know Tyson Beckford, extremely important male supermodel, as the guy from Toni Braxton‘s “Unbreak My Heart” video and maybe a Fast & the Furious sequel? Some kind of underground racing movie? Maybe with motorcycles?

But! According to Tyson Beckford, Tyson Beckford is the world’s most important male supermodel, as opposed to, say, the world’s worst boyfriend. While hosting Bravo’s Make Me A Supermodel, Beckford met now-Victoria’s Secret face Shanina Shaik. Even though Shaik was competing on a televised beauty contest, she was still all unglamorous and flabby. Until Tyson got a hold of her!

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!”?’

Dude. Wherever you are, run outside, find a reporter and grab that reporter by the shoulders, then insist this was taken out of context until that reporter agrees to run it.

Of course, if Shaik doesn’t like being talked about in this extremely demeaning way, tough shit. Tyson does what Tyson wants:

“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.”

While you try and parse out all the individual aspects of this that are funny, enjoy this seamy mini-movie classic:

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    • tissors

      Tyrese Gibson not Tyson Beckford is in the Fast and the Furious movies. I know there aren’t a lot of (well-known) black male models but still…

      • Ashley Cardiff

        “Motorcycles,” refers to Biker Boyz, a motorcycle street racing movie rip-off as equally preposterous as Fast and the Furious which Tyson Beckford was in.

        So, to answer your ellipsis… No, I was not mixing up my well-known black models, I was mixing up my terrible, interchangeable underground racing movies.

      • tissors

        Oh no I don’t think there was racism in the sentence, horrible movies and actors are easy to mix up. Its just hat Tyrese is in all the Fast and the Furious movies (sequels included) to me the link between Biker Boyz and Fast and the Furious was a little opaque–thanks for clarifying.

      • Ashley Cardiff

        Then I am sorry for being opaque! And double sorry for bristling. Friends?

        Man, this was really civilized for a comment thread.

    • T-Lex

      Obviously he should have been in the music video ” Don’t You Want Me Baby” by the Human League…

      • Ashley Cardiff

        That much is true.