Veteran supermodel Tyson Beckford recently sat down with UK magazine, ‘Evening Standard’ for an exclusive one-on-one interview. The 41-year-old reminisced on his acting debut in Toni Braxton’s “Unbreak My Heart” music video, the reality of the fashion industry/ business and how helped to mold his girlfriend into a successful model. Check out more photos and snippets below.
ON ACTING IN TONI BRAXTON’S VIDEO, ‘UNBREAK MY HEART’:
‘I’d always wanted to act, and that gave me a chance to show the world I wasn’t just a pretty model but that I could portray a character without speaking. I love silent film, Charlie Chaplin and The Artist. Inside, I was always acting. An actor playing the role of a male supermodel.’ And his cameo in Zoolander? ‘I was playing myself, which is one of the hardest things you can do.’
ON THE REALITY OF THE FASHION INDUSTRY:
“It’s all BS. You have to recognise the fashion industry can be ugly, mean and shallow. One day you’re invisible, the next you’re fabulous.”
ON MOLDING MAKING HIS MODEL GIRLFRIEND, SHANINA:
“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!”?” [Source]