Oh, I don’t know how to answer that one… You know what? It’s so still surreal! Like really?!
Sometimes, I look at my girlfriend and say ‘why are you with me?’
I guess we’re all humans in some ways. Sometimes, I forget to take care of myself so sometimes I go and get my nails done. My hands have cuts caused by my bicycle and my motorcycles. I’m always doing something that I think is unsexy but some people think it is very sexy, like working on my cars or my bike.
I don’t take it seriously, I just embrace it. I don’t take myself too seriously but I think that it’s cool. It’s a good feeling.
How does your ideal woman look like?
I guess my ideal woman looks like my girlfriend. To me, she is my ideal. She has dark hair, olive skin and green eyes. As soon as I saw her, I was seduced.
I think it was mutual; she had the same feeling when she saw me. We’ve been dating for almost 5 years. So, she’s definitely going to ask me ‘when I’m going to get the ring?’ and I think I will do it. It’s just that at the moment she is very busy with her work and I don’t want to interfere with that. She’s modeling and she’s doing very well.
I think the ideal woman is totally different for everyone. There are so many beautiful women out there but for me, it’s her. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. That is something that a lot of us don’t really understand.
What is best memory regarding your career?
I would say my best memories would be shooting with Bruce Weber, working for Ralph Lauren, winning the VH1 Award, People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful… Sometimes, I forget about everything that I’ve done.
I have to say that my time with Ralph Lauren was really a thrill. I was quite young at the time; I went from being a kid in Washington Square Park trying to get a job, to being the “face” of a huge brand. That helped me to grow up fast. Having somebody like Ralph Lauren and his whole company, believe in me, that’s amazing! I’m really blessed to represent a company like that.
Read Tyson Beckford’s complete OOB Magazine interview by clicking here and see pictures from his steamy shoot with Inès-Loan Rau below!
PHOTO CREDIT: Above center picture of Inès-Loan Rau was shot by Dima Hohlov.