Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 13 July 2014

Tyson: UK girls are polite but wild

Tyson Beckford has joined the judging panel of Britain And Ireland's Next Top Model

New Britain And Ireland's Next Top Model judge Tyson Beckford has said that while he has always known British girls to be polite, they also have a wild side.

The American male model, who has joined the judging panel for the new series of the catwalk competition, revealed it was good to see UK girls' cheeky side among the contestants.

Tyson said: "I always felt they were beautiful. I worked with many in my career and they were always very polite, so it's good to see that they have personality and are very cheeky."

But the Ralph Lauren model admitted he had always found British models very forthcoming when working on steamy poses.

He laughed: "They don't ask - they say, 'I'm going to give you a kiss now, if you don't mind.' They're very polite, very well brought up, but there are the wild ones too."

Tyson is a big fan of British chocolate and Arsenal football club so he has enjoyed working in the UK and Ireland for the show.

He said: "I grew up in the West Indies so it was very British-influenced, part of my heritage.

"It's almost like coming home, I feel at home here."

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