Let me upgrade you
Chocolate man-banger Tyson Beckford recently caught up with London’s Evening Standard magazine and shared his thoughts on the fashion industry, but things got real interesting when he started talking about his Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend Shanina Shaik. According to Tyson, when people say that she can do better, his response is that ‘he created her’:
On His Girlfriend Shanina Shaik:
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!’
On the Fashion Industry:
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. I play second fiddle to [female supermodels], but that’s fine. Linda’s great, and Elle, Naomi — though I’ve seen her dark side. They all like to have fun.
On playing in Toni Braxton’s ‘Unbreak My Heart’ video:
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. 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.’
We wonder how Shanina feels about her boo thang taking all of the credit for her success, how about you just stand there and look pretty Tyson? Thanks.
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