Tyson Beckford (born Dec. 19, 1970 in Rochester, New York) is an American supermodel and actor. He was recruited by Ralph Lauren as the front model for the company’s polo line in 1993. He quickly rose to the top of the fashion world, and was named “Man of the Year” in 1995 by VH1, and one of the “50 Most Beautiful People in the world” by People magazine. Tyson co-hosted both seasons of the Bravo show, Make Me a Supermodel, judging and mentoring the contestants. He participated in Fox’s dating game show, The Choice in 2012. Tyson also played himself in the 2001 film, Zoolander.
Best Known For:
Tyson is best known as a Ralph Lauren Polo model.
Tyson has a son, Jordan Beckford, who was born in 1988, from a previous relationship with celebrity stylist, April Roomet, who stars on Candy Girls. Tyson has also been romantically linked to Australian model Shanina Shaik. He is an ambassador for non-profit organization Kick4Life, which advocates for youth in Lesotho receiving holistic care through playing soccer.