Tyson Beckford’s Model Girlfriend Responds to His "I Created Her" Comment

Shanina says, "He did not make me. My mother made me…"

Posted: 03/31/2012 06:45 AM EDT
Filed Under Celebrity News, Fashion

Tyson Beckford, Shanina-Shaik

Beckford implied that he’s responsible for his Victoria’s Secret girlfriend’s success, but not so fast.…

Tyson Beckford’s model love interest Shanina Shaik told Global Grind he’s "in the dog house" after earlier comments he made this week that suggested he had a large hand in kick-starting her career.

When Beckford did an interview with the U.K.’s Evening Standard, he could’ve definitely used a muzzle, even if there were any truth to his claims. Here’s what he had to say about the lady in his life: “When I found her she was a regular girl, I helped place her with the right people, get her teeth cleaned, her body toned up.… Everything changed and now everyone wants a piece of her. I hear people say, ‘You can do better than Tyson.’ I’m like, ‘Really? Really?! I created her!’?"

It was only a matter of time before Shaik responded to the arrogant declaration made by her man. The 21-year-old, who walked the stage in this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, told Frockwriter that actually, Beckford didn’t have much to do with her success at all. “Tyson and I really keep our work separate and every now and then we’ll go to events together…sometimes I say, ‘You’ve contributed to it.’ But everything that I do with my work is separate. And also I never asked him for any help on anything. He just supports me and that’s all I want.”

She added to Global Grind that she didn’t take her man’s comments seriously and even joked, “He did not make me. My mother made me.…”

Somebody had to remind him!


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