Tyson’s been modeling longer than his youngest fans have been alive. His Perry Ellis ads are infamous and broke racial boundaries at the time, paving the way for male African-American models behind him.
Look at this face. Can you find one thing that isn’t absolute perfection? Yup, we couldn’t either!
Man About Town
Tyson is not shy when it comes to treating fans to red carpet appearances, and we thank him for it. All the more photos for us to enjoy.
Tyson is a man of many talents. He recently blessed Miami theater guests with a shirtless starring role in the play “Loving Him Is Killing Me”.
You know we had to show you just a little more of that! Tyson, can we get an encore? We need more!
Tyson sports a sexy goatee in this gorgeous red carpet moment.
Color Us Happy
As beautiful as that painting is behind Tyson, we’re more focused on the work of art standing in front of it.
A Little R&R
Tyson looking cool and coy, spotted here relaxing on a hotel patio.
Tyson spotted cheering on the New York Knicks court side.
Four eyes, two eyes, it’s all the same to us — those peepers sure are pretty.
Aged to Perfection
No man is more synonymous with the term sexy male model than Tyson Beckford. At 40 he’s still turning heads, young and old, with his jaw-dropping physique.
Turn Your Life Around
Discovered on the streets of NYC in 1992, Tyson says modeling saved him from going down the wrong path.“I had so much energy and I started doing crime. …I had already started visiting the local jails at 15,” he admits.
“That’s why most of the time I never have a body guard,” Tyson says. “Because I’m a little bad ass. People just don’t know because I kind of put that behind me.”
This smooth operator knows his way around a motor and can often be found riding through NYC on one of his motorbikes. “I’ve been building motorcycles since I was little,” the “Biker Boyz” star told us.
Man of the Moment
We remember when Tyson Beckford began modeling for Ralph Lauren, don’t we ladies? All of a sudden the young, strapping young man with sexy eyes became a household name.
No Body Does it Better
“What we did was groundbreaking,” Tyson says of the Ralph Lauren campaign. “No Black model had done that before. Not Naomi. Not Iman. That just put me in a whole other atmosphere.”
The Best a Man Can Get
“I’m always like OK, what’s next?” he says. “I definitely feel a lot of pressure to do something amazing every time.” Tyson, you always deliver.
Give Me Some More
It’s not always easy being so handsome. Tyson admits to wanting more respect for his craft as an actor and model, instead of always being considered “the man candy.”
More to Me
“There’s no way that in the beginning of our careers we said, ‘Man, I’m gonna get off this train and try to be a sex symbol,’” he says. We just can’t help but want your body, Tyson.
Tyson recently strayed from the eye candy route to star in a Great Depression-era period piece called “King of the Evening,” about a young man recently released from jail.
Change It Up
“It definitely took me out of my element because I know people didn’t see this coming.” Tyson says of “Kings.” “They were expecting me to be some love interest.” We’d like you to be our love interest, Tyson.
Tyson likes to keep his dating life private, but he admits that it’s difficult. “Every time they see me talking to another woman the press is like, ‘This is his new girl,’” he complains. “Stories get twisted all the time.”
“I’m a fool when I’m on set,” Tyson says. “Everybody beware because I’m a practical joker. So [the woman I’m with] definitely has to have a sense of humor and she’s got to be able to deal with my goofiness.”
“I always seem to find the girl that lives far away and it sucks,” Tyson pouts. “Other people get to walk and hold hands and I’m like man, I gotta get on Skype.” When can we schedule a video chat?
The Marrying Kind
“I definitely have talked marriage before. My son’s mother and I were together for almost 10 years,” he reveals. “I asked her dad and he said no and she said no so that kind of discouraged me from marriage.”
Ready for Love
But Tyson’s not planning on being a bachelor forever. “I figure the current relationship or the next relationship I’m in will probably be my last one because I’m getting up there now.”
Wrapped Up In Your Love
Tyson says when he’s in a relationship he’s “very caught up in it.” Well we’ve been head over heels for him for 18 years.
Love You for Life
“I just feel like I have an opportunity to enjoy life,” Tyson says. We just want to enjoy it with you, boo. Have a happy and healthy birthday Tyson!
The Birthday Boy!
Check out Tyson Beckford in Jamaica for his 40th Birthday.