In a recent interview with The Underwear Expert’s Michael Kleinmann, Tyson Beckford came out of the closet as a pink Calvin Klein boxer brief loving underwear fanatic. What’s more, the current host of Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model who was once named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World,” also came clean about why he’s not able to wear trunks. The answer, of course, won’t surprise you if you’ve ever seen pictures of Tyson in the flesh.
Read Tyson Beckford’s underwear talk below, and then head over to The Underwear Expert for more from Tyson on fame, his biggest fashion faux pas, and whether or not he’ll ever model again.
Michael Kleinmann: Boxers of briefs, Tyson?
Tyson Beckford: I like boxer briefs.
Michael Kleinmann: What brands do you like?
Tyson Beckford: Right now my one favorite is Calvin Klein. Unless I come out with my own, which I’ve always thought about doing, that’s the only, you know, that’s the only thing I wear right now.
Michael Kleinmann: If you did create your own line of underwear what would you do differently?
Tyson Beckford: I’d definitely make a pair that, when you put your jeans on, they don’t ride up your thighs. I got pretty good-sized thighs and mine, I’m pullin’ ‘em down through my jeans, you know? I ride a motorcycle, so whenever I get off my motorcycle they’re all bunched up so I always get something with a better grip on the thighs.
Michael Kleinmann: Do you ever try wearing trunks instead of boxer briefs?
Tyson Beckford: Yep, I’ve tried ‘em.. They’re a little too tight on my, uh, my package.
Michael Kleinmann: Gotcha.
Tyson Beckford: Yea, I need somethin’ with some room.
Michael Kleinmann: I hear ya, I hear ya. We just put an article up about that the other day.
Tyson Beckford: You see! It is something that men are concerned with because we’re all different sizes so some are gonna fit men better than others.
Michael Kleinmann: But I think it mostly has to do with the fabric people are using because a lot of fabric is really giving, but you know, some of the more traditional fabrics and the way they’re sewn together, there’s just no room in there.
Tyson Beckford: Yeah, yeah, my favorite is the Pima cotton. It’s soft on ya and it’s giving. The microfibers, too, are great. The new Calvin’s that are out right now—oh man, they’re so amazing.
Michael Kleinmann: Which ones?
Tyson Beckford: The Calvin Klein Bold. Those are some of my favorite. I gotta head to the store and get me some new ones now because, you know, every six months I like to get new ones.
Michael Kleinmann: Do you ever match your underwear to your outfit?
Tyson Beckford: Oh, yeah! If I’m wearing white, I’m always wearing white underneath because I have a peeve with you know, wearing white pants that are almost see-through and then you got on a different color underwear, it just messes with my head so I can’t do it.
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