ABC's "I'm a Celebrity -- Get Me Out of Here!"
Tyson Beckford's arrival on the fashion scene coincided with the era that brought male models to the forefront of advertising, and it stifled the notion that "real men" and fashion did not exist on the same plane.
His modeling career took off when he appeared in the Fall 1994 Polo Sport campaign shot by Bruce Weber. He soon landed an exclusive contract with Ralph Lauren Apparel, which subsequently lasted five years. Tyson also spent three years as the spokesmodel for Polo Sport Fragrances, and in what became an unprecedented merger of talent, creativity and classically all-American style, the resulting campaigns heralded a new direction for the Ralph Lauren/Polo Sport brand and created an international following of Tyson Beckford fans.
Tyson has appeared on covers and in countless editorials for Arena, Details, GQ, Essence, The Face, L'Uomo Vogue, L'Uomo Mondo and The New York Times Magazine. In 1995 he was named one of People magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People," and "Best Male Model" at the inaugural VH-1 Fashion and Music Awards. He was selected to model designs by the "Best Costume" nominees of the 1996 Academy Awards and, in May of the following year, received the "Outstanding Male Model of the Year" honor at the fashion industry's Michael Awards. People magazine also named him "Sexiest Male Model" in its 1997 "Sexiest Man Alive" issue, and he was again honored by VH-1 at its Fashion and Music Awards – this time as a nominee in the "Best Male Model" category.
Tyson starred in the music video for Toni Braxton's hit song, "Unbreak My Heart," and has guest-hosted on MTV, VH-1 and the E! Channel.
He actively takes part in charities such as "Race to Deliver," an event he has co-hosted for several consecutive years to help feed homebound people with AIDS.
Born in New York, Tyson lived in Jamaica until the age of seven and now makes his home in New Jersey. His future plans include acting in and directing films, as well as pursuing his interest in music.