Tyson Beckford is the most recognized male supermodel in the world. At the dawn of the new phrase supermodel, Beckford's face gracing Ralph Lauren's Polo and Polo Sport lines immediately vaulted him into icon status. Having worked with leading international fashion brands, he has been the face of Pirelli, an ambassador for Ducati,and spokesman for Mercedes-Benz during Fashion Week. He has endured, now timeless, distinguished and celebrated for trailblazing a path for all that have come – and will come – behind him. His name is still synonymous with the height of men's fashion because he smashed barriers across entertainment industries as his popularity ushered in the recognition of Black male beauty in all shades. Vogue magazine named Beckford the greatest male model of all time, before being named one of the top 10 most successful male models of all time by the outlet's UK counterpart in 2019.