Bronx nativeTyson Beckford, 41, one of the world’s most celebrated male models, will be inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame this coming Spring.
“I am very happy to be one of this year’s honorees on the ‘Bronx Walk of Fame.’ I can’t thank my fellow Bronxites enough for supporting me throughout my career. The Bronx is a great place to live in; it’s diverse and filled with great people from all walks of life. I am proud to call myself a Bronxite, and I thank Borough President Diaz for awarding me with this great honor,” said Tyson Beckford.
“I am very pleased to have Mr. Tyson Beckford on our ‘Bronx Walk of Fame’ this year. Not only is he a well known figure across the globe, achieving success through his outstanding work as a model and actor in Hollywood, but he continues to give back through his community work and has always positively represented the Bronx along the way,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.
Bronxite Tyson Beckford was destined to become synonymous with the term “male supermodel.”
From the moment his image was first caputred by a photographer’s lens in 1994, Tyson’s modeling career took off when chosen to became the face of another fellow Bronxite, designer Ralph Lauren.
Tyson has appeared on countless covers and editorials for Arena, Details, GQ, Essence, and The New York Times Magazine, just to name a few. Tyson’s accomplishments have been widely recognized. In 1995, People Magazine named him one of the “50 Most Beautiful People” and subsequently the “Sexiest Male Model” in its 1997 “Sexiest Man Alive” issue. He was also selected as the “Best Male Model” of the year at the inaugural VH1 Fashion and Music Awards in 1995.
In addition to modeling, Tyson has co-starred in the MGM feature “Into The Blue,” starring Paul Walker and Jessica Alba. Some of his other film credits include notable roles in “Zoolander” and “Biker Boyz” and independently produced, “Kings of the Evening,” “Hotel California,” and “Searching for Bobby DeNiro.” Tyson has also appeared on such television programs as Oprah, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Regis & Kelly, and many more.
Today, Tyson actively participates in charities such as “Race to Deliver”, an event he has co-hosted for several consecutive years to help homebound people with AIDS. In addition, he is busy developing his motor sports interests, which has led him to become a licensed driving member of Supertuners and host his own auto makeover show, called “Fine Tuned” on the Discovery Turbo channel.