Tyson Beckford in NYC

Posted on June 28, 2013



Supermodel Tyson Beckford airing out his spectacular chest and causing traffic accidents in the scorching heat of New York City.

I SAID “BAM,” MOTHERFUCKERS. Do y’all really need any more commentary than that? Who needs coffee now? We’re wide awake and fanning ourselves like Miss Celie in church.

Are you even reading this?



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    • Amen, Annabelle. PREACH IT!

      • *This* is my church.

        • Lucía Gavello


    • ailujailuj

      heh the 2nd BAM was me hitting the floor.

  • Silly Grrl

    That just rendered me stupid. JESUS.

  • Heather

    OK maybe this is stupid of me to ask but… what is he DOING? Why is he standing around w/no shirt on, in the middle of Chelsea or wherever, like he’s at the beach? Not that I MIND of course… just wondering.

    • Whatever he wants.

      (and also, likely running)

      • If he’s running he needs to be careful about bumping into people – he’ll have someone’s eye out on those nipples.

        • kim bunchalastnames

          but what a worthy cause.

      • Heather

        Yes but… he’s not wearing running shorts. (My thought was Bikram yoga, but ugh, those shorts and undies would be a drippy, baggy, sweaty mess just 10 minutes into class.)

      • NOLA_gal

        No way he’s running in those pants. Not that I object to a hot shirtless man, but this seems…. weird.

        • Rand Ortega

          Photo op, Baby. Go with it.

      • drdarke

        I was like, “Okay, he’s a well-built Black man with no shirt on in NYC – guess he’s running on a hot day?”

        My wife was like “Hummna-Hummna-Hummana – I’ll buy THAT for a dollar!”

    • Cross Siclare

      Beacuse he can 🙂

      • Silly Grrl

        That’s what I was gonna say. I’d do that too if I were him.

    • TheAmericaness

      shhhhh….. if we question it, it may go away….

    • Jessica Freeman

      He’s placing a phone call while flexing his pectorals. I can appreciate it.

      • veleri

        it’s something

      • Jaeda Laurez

        It’s a talent. A delightful, delightful talent.

    • GillianHolroyd

      Viral Calvin Klein ad?

    • MartyBellerMask

      He heard it was Sausage Friday and wanted to contribute. How kind of you, Tyson.

    • that’s what I was thinking. It did distract me from just enjoying a Sausage Friday entry that seems to have to correct amount of clothes on. And then I wondered if he’d be served if he went into a bodega. There is the no shirt no service rule but he looks so awesome that I’m sure they’d serve anything he wants anyway.

      • girliecue

        Well, his fully inked and perfectly ripped arms sort of look like he’s wearing sleeves and you can’t be wearing sleeves without a shirt on, amirite? Such is the power of his spectacular pecs that he can bend human minds to think illogically on his behalf. I am totally buying whatever he’s selling!

    • Sally Shield Mabadi

      Maybe biking? Is that his bike behind him?

      • julnyes

        there do seem to be red accessories on the bike as well. I think you’re on to something.

      • Heather

        Maybe THAT’S it – it’s some kind of photo shoot – like the Joe M. shoot of him “rock climbing” in sneakers that was featured in Sausage Friday a few weeks ago. This is the Tyson version where he “cycles” in nonpadded white denim shorts with a leather belt and his undies hanging out with no shirt on. His cycling gloves, watch, and sneakers all match. Because it always happens that way.

        Again… I don’t MIND that he’s not wearing a shirt. Indeed his shirtlessness pleases me immensely. I was just curious about the context.

    • Fordzo

      I was also confused. I mean, it looks like he’s working out, but who wears a leather belt to work out?

    • Molly

      I think he’s biking? And calling for a ride because it’s too damn hot for bikes.

      • Heather

        That’s a nice bike. It’s gonna get stripped of every single one of its parts if he leaves it chained to that post. I hope his ride has a bike rack. 🙂

    • formerlyAnon

      I just posted the same question, should have read first! I posit shooting a Calvin Klein ad? I mean really, if he were out jogging, can you really believe there wouldn’t be throngs of um, semi-crazed fans – that’s what we’ll call them! – obstructing the camera’s clear shot?

    • MemHey

      Was he tossed out of an establishment for entering without reading the “no shirt, no shoes, no service” sign?

    • Daktari100

      He’s obviously standing there on the corner with his phone, ordering himself a shirt. 🙂

    • Louise Bryan

      Who cares?

  • There are days when it is difficult to comment on the clothes and not the body wearing the clothes. Excuse me, I have to wipe up a little drool now.

  • selianth

    Well, hellloooo there.

  • WendyD


  • Karen Dickerson

    LAWD. Well, I’m done for the day.

  • Diego!

    Yeah! It’s #SausageFriday everybody!!! After seeing his body, I wonder what’s left for somebody with a regular body as me? 🙁

    • Silly Grrl

      I appreciate those who do not eat carbs, but I also know it’s not realistic for most. All bodies are good! 🙂

    • barbarienne

      Every body has its own special treasures. A connoisseur knows to look for it.

      • Diego!

        I love you both!!! <3 😀 I have a lot of carisma! That's my biggest asset! 😀

    • formerlyAnon

      It takes more than a slammin’ bod to make someone put up with another person for longer than 3 hours at a stretch. And possibly surprisingly, we don’t all spend our lives alone once the young and pretty wears off. So I imagine you’re good. As good as the rest of us, anyway.

      • Diego!

        Thank U! 😀 You are good too 🙂

      • Glammie

        Actually Tyson always came off as a bit of a self-important ass on Make Me a Supermodel to me. I know he’s beautiful, but he actually doesn’t make me all hot and bothered cuz I wouldn’t want to have dinner with him. Plus, way too many tats for me.

        But that’s just my take.

        • demidaemon

          Who cares about dinner? 😉

          • Glammie

            I always care about dinner. Unfortunately.

        • altalinda


  • Little_Olive

    Sausag-aaah? huh, oh, yeah, still here

  • Beardslee

    Too much of a muchness. The guy behind him is more my cup of tea.

    • He is lovely to look upon, but I tend to agree with you. The other guy would be who I would want to wake up next to and cook breakfast for and go for a walk with…

  • ubreyn12

    I need my smelling salts. Lawd.

  • CeeRich


  • MoHub

    How come male models get to be built solid and healthy, but female models have to be built like pipe-cleaner figures?

    • Ramon Figueroa

      Have you looked at the anemic Tadzios walking the runway lately? You just want to feed them pancakes until they fall into the warm embrace of hyperglycemia. Him? It’s so not fair. The man is 42, and he looks better than when he was walking the runway.

      • MoHub

        Well, I tend to see a mix of builds in the male models, although you’re right in that more and more of the current crop are as toothpicky as the women. It’s just that I seen no variety in the female models; they all look like shapeless hardware.

        • Little_Olive

          I get your point, but I think I’d compare him to a Kate Upton, you know, being sexy, because they’ve got the stuff, rather than edgy fashion industry regulars.

          (I admit, though, that Kate is the only example I could come up with because I refuse to assert that the VS girls are “curvy”, although they do seem to eat more than you average runway girl)

          • MoHub

            VS models are much skinnier than they used to be. There are no more Tyras or Frederiques in the catalog, and these days, the models have to pull some really distorted poses to disguise how shapeless they are.

          • ailujailuj

            …only if what they’re “eating” is going straight to the boobies. which it isn’t. because they’re not. 😉

        • Ramon Figueroa

          I think the age of the supermodels was the last time designers embraced skinny curvy women. Giselle Bundchen is a throwback to that era. Of course, tall skinny and curvy is even more impossible to achieve than the shapeless look so many models have today. You can starve as much as you want, but it won’t give you curves or height. I think with men is much harder to impose that emaciated look, but good knows a lot of designers, especially the Europeans, are trying.

      • sweatpantalternative

        He is 42!!!!????? Good grief. What a perfect specimen of a man.

      • hannabanana

        Hold the damn phone – Tyson Beckford is 42? LAWD.

      • Sweetpea176

        42?! Bad enough when the youngsters walk around with their underpants hanging out! You’re a grown man — cut that nonsense out!

    • formerlyAnon

      While I do agree with the general sentiment, I think the work and time it takes to maintain this kind of body, especially as middle age rolls in, is just about as extreme as what it takes to be near-anorexic.

      • sekushinonyanko

        But still much less likely to make you pass out and die.

      • Heather

        My ex had this bod – he worked out for about 2 hours a day. He also lived off chicken breast, steak, egg whites, skim milk, and kale.

    • Daktari100

      What do you mean by “get to be”? You could have said, “Why are male models required to be built so solid, which requires pain, energy, hours at the gym several times a day, eating healthy, and a commitment to a strenuous exercise routine. And all female models have to do is eat less and stay thin?”

  • Jessica Freeman

    Thank You Jesus, Amen.

  • Annarosa

    I need a cigarette.


  • Ray Ray

    I don’t want to sound like an ingrate, but could we get a view from the back as well?

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    Off to a roaring good start to this sausage Friday!!

  • DaveUWSNYC

    He’s on the phone on 8th Av repeatedly calling 911 because of all the accidents he’s causing — shirtless biker down, scrapes nipple…spilled decaf zimbabwe latte scalds pedestrian, 1st degree burns…cub stricken outside of Rainbows & Triangles…

  • veleri

    yes please.

  • Hi…Hi Tyson. Hello.

  • xmixiex


  • BuffaloBarbara

    That right there is enough pretty to last several days.

  • majorbedhead

    “We’re wide awake and fanning ourselves like Miss Celie in church.”

    Indeed. Lord have mercy, I need to go lie down now.

    I shall now sacrifice to all the gods, goddesses, house elves and anything else that I can think of that Sausage Friday never, ever, ever goes away.

  • Jaeda Laurez

    If it is possible to be in lust over a man’s eyebrows, achievement unlocked! Lawd, I still love his face.

  • Cameron Turner

    It’s too bad he’s not better looking. 🙂

  • Huh?
    did you say something?

  • lehen

    best photo caption ever

  • gsk241

    i feel dizzy

  • mjude

    believe it or not i got to kiss him on the cheek when i was in nyc for my bday. he smelled so yummy, skin so damn smooth. that man is absolutely beautiful. thank you.

    • leilah

      First time I’ve ever envied someone I couldn’t possibly identify …

  • msdamselfly

    Like the way the guy next to him is dressed

  • merciblahblah

    The second best part of these photos (besides the obvious) is the look of consternation on the guy’s face in the photo near the bottom. He’s all – I may as well just go home and eat a pint of Ben & Jerry’s. Bless his heart.

    • Angela_the_Librarian

      At first glance I thought that was Rick Bayless (the Frontera Grill chef)!

  • ohayayay

    Oh my sweet baby jesus.

  • MilaXX

    Now that’s a professional fame whore. I bet $10 there is no one on that phone, but it’s a good excuse for him to stop and pose. Not that I’m complaining……

    • DTLAFamilies

      Yep. The underwear jumped out at me. Plus why are his nipples hard? Isn’t it eleventy hundred degrees in NYC right now? Did he tweak them before conveniently stepping in front of the cameras with CALVIN KLEIN hanging out of his shorts? It’s all pretty silly.

      • TropiCarla

        LOL … Some people always have hard nipples. We are several in my family. 😉

    • SugarSnap108

      Heh, that was my first thought. That phone was deployed for the purposes of standing in the middle of the sidewalk and maximum bicep flexing. I like how the guy in the background just seems to be thinking, “Well, shit.”

  • stubbornthoughts

    What a GREAT fucking day already. His skin…so…beautiful. Mine seems like a goddamn alligator compared to his.

    Also, if he’s not already working with Calvin Klein, he should get a major deal based solely off these pap shots.

  • crash1212

    Now that’s proper product placement.

  • lexilexi

    He does nothing for me. Nothing.

    • Fordzo

      Personally, I prefer Taye Diggs.

      • ailujailuj

        Taye. swoon… mr. Taye & I were picking out yogurt one day side-by-side at Strawberries in the village (WF?). apparently we both prefer the greek kind. when I noticed it was him, I dropped my entire basket. you see celebs every day in the city – but for some reason, he rattled me. i so miss the street porn.

        • Sweetpea176

          I saw Taye Diggs at a charity event in LA (long story). He asked me where I got the chocolate chip cookie I was scarfing down. He seemed very charming, but so good-looking it was hard to speak to him.

          • ailujailuj

            well blessed be the girl with the cookie! isn’t he a charmer? surely TLo will feature him someday so that we can stare and gossip and pontificate… more privately. 😉

    • Sweetpea176

      Me, neither. I appreciate muscle tone as much as the next gal, but I’ve always found big and rippling to be unappealing. I prefer the guy standing behind him.

  • RebeccaKW

    This man. Woof.

  • Clydette Wantland

    Holy shit balls. Wow.

  • Fordzo

    He’s carting around a LOT of technology for a man without a shirt. Is that a calculator watch?

  • ErmengardeGreen

    Excellent photo captioning.

  • Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

    Huh? Where y’all saying something?

  • frannyprof

    I love how the guy in classes is staring at TB, making a mental note to renew his gym membership. I love sausage Fridays.

  • carnush

    Ok, now just post a shot of Idris Elba and I’m set.

    • Rand Ortega

      The pole dance for his new movie, “Pacific Rim” is next week. I’m breathless w/ anticip…(say it!)…pation!

      • formerlyAnon

        Now, THAT’s good to hear.

      • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

        Those pictures and your comment just made my day. Thanks, Rand!

        • Rand Ortega

          Anytime, Doll. We just have to keep TLo producing the pics.

  • Danielle L

    Lorda Mercy

  • Rand Ortega

    Can’t get anymore SAUSAGE than that!
    God bless TLo & Tyson Beckford’s parents!

  • acevedob

    Lol Miss Celie….:D

  • OrigamiRose

    *jaw drops, breaks in a thousand pieces*

  • yethica

    I am unimpressed by Tyson. Met him in person once and BOY was he an asshole…

  • ashtangajunkie


  • Glam Dixie

    He looks just like a superhero, he just needs a cape.

  • Lily

    hahaha the expression on the other guy’s face in panel 4…

  • Agatha Guilluame

    Is it crazy that none of us care that he’s shirtless on a city sidewalk as opposed to you know a beach? Hello? Is anybody listening to me? Guys?

  • HeatherMcIlrath

    I don’t know how i’m going to get any work done now!

    thanks guys!

  • Obviously he’s advertising his Calvins. (And his Calvin.)

    • Donna Tabor


  • random_poster

    You guys don’t write these taglines, right? Whoever wrote this one got it right!

    “Supermodel Tyson Beckford airing out his spectacular chest and causing traffic accidents in the scorching heat of New York City.”

    • Of course we write them. Who else would?

      • random_poster

        I recall once on a different thread the caption under the picture prompted someone to ask, and the feedback (not from you) was that you don’t, and that it came from whatever site it is you use to pull the photos. I guess that stuck with me. Thanks for clarifying that it is you.

  • formerlyAnon

    So. What was he *doing* hanging about shirtless and conveniently unobstructed for the cameras? Filming a Calvin Klein ad?

  • Carol

    Best Sausage Friday post EVER!

  • Trisha26

    It’s a no for me. Do we seriously believe he went out like that – in knee-length capris, with a belt – for a strenuous walk/run? He needs to put a tee on (it could be tight!) and I’d buy the look and pretense.

  • Gwyndall

    Gurl, your undies are showing.

    • SayWTH

      Seriously. The waistband on those must be 2″ wide. On underwear. Jeans don’t have 2″ wide waistbands. I bet at night they scroll like a building marquee.

  • jmorino08

    I really his sleeve tattoos though…

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Thank You!!! I’m having a shitty day here at work but looking at this makes me feel so much better. I’m sure I’ll be looking at this again and again and again (to infinity and beyond). Sausage Fridays has got to be one of your better ideas TLo.

  • Nonmercisansfacon

    Mhh why though? WHY is he on the streets (un)dressed like that?

    • madscntst

      Do you really care?

  • TropiCarla

    Dat Man Is Still TOO Much For Me. Holy Shit. I have been devastated by him for YEARS.
    Although – I do not love all the newer tattoos covering up that gorgeous chocolate skin.

  • Shawn EH

    Not to mention his spectacular waist, his spectacular tats, his spectacular sneakers, his spectacular phone call technique … what’s reading?

  • tereliz

    The caption beneath the first pic is giving me life.

    And “fanning ourselves like Miss Celie in church” just made me howl. God bless you, uncles.

  • pippitypup

    Oh, my…where’s my fan…There! That’s better. Oh no! Is that scar tissue on his arms? Maybe a reaction to the sleeve??

  • MannahattaMamma

    that is just not real. he was paid to stand there, wasn’t he, with his underwear label juuuuust so….and then all that body. omigoodness it’s warm in here.

  • Sunraya

    I love the completely unimpressed man standing next to him!! Hilarious!!!

    He is good looking, I will give you that, but again – why do beautiful people cover their beautiful skin with tattoos? I just hate them!

  • Betsy

    I’m sorry. Did someone just say something? Or write something? My mind is in a fog. It happened just after I saw something . . . the chest? Oh, yeah. The chest! Must wake up now. Lots to do.

  • stephbellard

    I would lick the summer sweat off his body. Right there in the middle of the street.

  • DilettanteDeconstructed

    That poor, poor man behind him. Look at all his self-esteem just flying out the window.

  • fauxhawk

    I can’t believe you didn’t even write anything about these photos. He is so freaking hot.

  • Look at that 4th picture where he knows how cute he is!! Dying over here.

  • Erica Woods Tucker

    Lordy…I need some smelling salts.

  • quiltrx

    BAM indeed! I wish I had seen this BEFORE work…I needed this kind of a boost!
    (speaking of work, there is a guy there who is the tall, kinda-skinny, clean-shaven version of Tyson. I’ve noticed I’m not the only woman there who can barely walk straight when he’s coming our way!)

  • gubblebumm

    getting his vitamin D…works for me

  • leilah

    While I was in the midst of a TysonB-pant, a FORMER boyfriend asked, “really? What about all of those tattoos?*” I replied, “what tattoos?”

    *Note: An older guy–now in his mid-60’s …

  • demidaemon

    That picture subtitle–it is full of win. Also *drools*. Wait, was I saying something?

  • LambeeBaby

    WTF? Should he really allowed in public like that. I could very easily hurt my self and others with that distraction in my visual field.

  • Lucy Bo

    The guy behind Tyson in the 4th shot caught my eye. He reminds me a young Ted Danson (google him). What does this say about me? Please be be kind……

  • Lose the Calvin Klein underwear waistband and he’s perfect.

  • Daktari100

    Keeping it together (and then some) at 42 years old!

  • Joy

    Wow. This really has jump started my week. Thanks!!

  • Fred Vaughn

    How’d I miss this earlier? Made of awesome, i tell ya…

  • Such a shame he tarnished his body with all those tats! I prefer the un-inked Tyson Beckford from back in the day.