Did You Know They Were Jamaican?


Though he was born in New York, famous actor and supermodel, Tyson Beckford’s mother was Jamaican. She took her family back to Jamaica soon after Tyson’s birth, where they lived until he reached the age of 7. After returning to New York, Tyson was recruited by Hip Hop Magazine and The Source. Soon after, he became a model for Ralph Lauren.

Between numerous TV stints, acting roles (including the recent film, Chocolate City), and modelling gigs, Tyson landed himself on many “Most Beautiful” lists. He remains a frequent visitor to the island, where many of his close family members still reside.

- by Monique Solomon