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Tyson Beckford recently posed for a series of photos with 24-year-old transgender model Ines Rau.   Rau’s rise to fame came after her appearance on “America’s Next Top Model” and in a recent interview with Models.com, she tells how she was inspired by the book I Am A Woman to start her “change” at the age of 16. The shoot was for France’s new luxury magazine OOB, but the photos weren’t that well received by critics.

“This is distasteful – it’s not even art. Everybody isn’t going to be down with the gay community. I feel that they are trying to make people feel guilty or bad for what they believe in,” one unimpressed viewer said.

“I am sorry but I don’t understand. Is this Tyson’s coming out? They must be trying to make some sort of statement by using him, he is a well-known model.”

According to Ines, her Instagram account almost got shut down after she shared the image with fans online.

“I’m not posting anything about it any more. You know where to see it,” she said. “And I am taking a pause with Instagram for a little bit as they disabled it two times because of those pictures.”

In response to the photos Beckford simply posted a tweet:

 

You can see the rest of the NSFW photos here.

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  • Blasè

    wow, beautiful images.

    it’s hard enough posing naked on your own. posing naked with another person (hetero, gay, bi, trans – doesn’t matter), calls for a person who’s secure and comfortable with themselves as a human being.

    i’d love that confidence.

  • Dig

    Tyson is obviously evolved, and a highly successful professional to boot. People need to read up on the definition of “Model.” And by the way, transgender does not mean gay. People are so ignorant.

  • Huh?

    They look amazing. Nice photo.