Tyson: “Celebs Aren’t Pretty Enough to Model”

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

Tyson is pissed about the fact that the media has been giving good modeling gigs to celebrities instead of experienced models:

Male supermodel TYSON BECKFORD has slammed the media for using celebrities in high fashion campaigns instead of models – insisting actors aren’t beautiful enough to naturally look good in glossy print.

The Make Me A Supermodel host isn’t impressed with the current trend for movie and TV stars to land advertising deals or grace the covers of glossy magazines.

But the hunk believes the fashion industry will come full circle – when they get sick of retouching the images of less-than-perfect stars.

He says, “You have to do a lot of tweaking and airbrushing to get the same from a celebrity that you would get from a model. A lot of celebrities – I’m gonna tell you right now – they’re not 5’11”; they’re not a size two to fit into these designer dresses, but the designers want exposure so they’re willing to make the specific dress for that actor or actress to get them to look good on the cover.”

“It’ll all come back around. One day some designer will wake up and say, ‘You know what? I don’t want to use Gwyneth Paltrow. I want to use Adriana Lima, I want to use Gisele (Bundchen), I want to go back to the high fashion.’ I think slowly but surely you’ll see that start happening.”

Tyson almost fooled us with all the sweet talk, but when it all boils down, it is clear to see that he is a hatin’ ass hater.  F*cking cry baby.

A damsel in distress below.


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  • Poetiqal (Heller how yer doin')

    Damn his whole arm is tattooed… Eww..

    lol@Damsel in distress


    I doubt i ‘m actually first but if i am yippie for me

  • jb_1030 (Dreams she is Amber Rose so she can wear those shoes)

    call him what you want, he still got a body.

  • ♥ pYnK....♥ =)

    He’s a very handsome man but all those tats are too much…

  • http://www.gravatar.com Re...Gambit Luva-Luva...™

    That tattooed arm is going to look like it belongs on the set of hulk when all the tattooes turn into one big green blob.

    But I see his point. Why not pay models to model designer clothing. Isn’t that the point?

  • chaka1

    He’s overdone with tats


    He is drop dead beautiful in person. SERIOUS!!!!

  • http://www.beattrend.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/trey-songz-hits-fan.jpg DWIGHT HOWARD is MY BOO!

    Damn he must not be getting any work.

  • outcome critical

    he actually IS right – I’m sick of all those celebrities doing everything – modelling, acting, singing… actors who sing & singers who act are one huge FAIL (at least in most cases) just because they’re famous doesn’t mean they have talent for everything

  • kahmmillion

    I agree with him as far as using “models” to “model”

    Why is it these actors, singers, etc. are doing so many other things they aren’t letting other ppl eat too?

    As far as being pretty, most of the actors and models are ugly, but ppl say they are beautiful because they are in magazines.

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  • Bored @ Work

    I have to agree with him.
    His body is beautiful, minus the tats.

  • BritChick

    I’d do Tyson..keep the glasses on!

  • sherockz1

    THAT pic of Tyson JUST made my morning!
    I didn’t realize his body looked so darn goood without the clothes.

    How I wish I didn’t love Black men sooo much.
    The beauty of their physiques will not allow me to ever consider datin’ pink toes.

  • JRa

    i like the tats but one sleeve instead of 2.

  • c from stl

    I for one, have been thinking this. That’s why the supermodel took off in the first place because of their abilities to look fierce and help sell the product. Actors and actresses need to be just what they are and not always be looked at as fashion icons.

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  • sweet_lies

    i agree. i was just wondering yesterday why all these entertainers are modeling… it’s weird. half of them DON’T do the products they’re promoting any justice. stay in your lane!

  • About it

    I have to agree with him, even though he could have said it in a way that wasn’t so facesty!

  • Mrs. Philly

    Actors have been complaining about singers and rappers eating their lunch for quite sometime so join the club. It is what it is, get down or lay down.

    I think he wants to bend over

  • MrsLaadee

    Alright Tyson tell em! I appreciate him standing up for his craft. Even though we know he hasn’t personally been losing jobs to celebrities, it’s nice to see him stand up for true fellow models.

  • Brown Like Viola Davis

    I have to agree with him too!! I am actually sick of seeing the celebs in the fashion realm. The celebs are smart though… get that paper and expand ur influence all u can… cuz when the checks stop coming in… they’ll need it!

  • 4-the-kids-Philly

    i understand where tyson is coming from..you have music/film stars eating off the plates of seasoned models. just like actors was complaining that rappers/pop stars were taking their jobs a few years back, which was true. (.i.e mariah carey, snoop, nelly, & usher’s bad acting) i understand where tyson is coming from. 🙂

  • Chanel Shades

    Um models are tall thin and unique but most are not “pretty”. Actresses are usually shorter and prettier than models. ANyway I agree with him actresses should not steel model jobs but then models should not try to act or sing so it goes both ways.

  • Kigali (Birth control until marriage)

    My only question is what black man dont black females think is gay?

  • Chanel Shades

    @ Kigali,

    Not very many unfortunately. 😦

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