INTERNATIONAL SUPER MODEL, FASHION ICON AND ACTOR TYSON BECKFORD TO GUEST HOST THE WORLD FAMOUS CHIPPENDALES SHOW

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AT THE RIO IN LAS VEGAS

Limited Engagement: April 30th through May 24th

Las Vegas, March 11, 2015 – International super model, film star, and fashion icon, Tyson Beckford, will trade the runway for a Las Vegas stage this spring when he joins the world famous Chippendales as a special guest host for a limited engagement, April 30th through May 24th, 2015, at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.  For four weeks, Beckford will join the acclaimed production injecting even more sex appeal into a cast that is already renowned for having the hottest men in Las Vegas.

“I am really excited to join the Chippendales show in Las Vegas,” says Beckford.  “These guys provide a flirty and sexy, yet playful experience for women and being a part of that party each night just seems like fun.”

“Tyson Beckford truly is the perfect guest host for our show,” commented Chippendales Managing Partner, Kevin Denberg. “He’s a great talent who represents style, class and sex appeal. It is a privilege to have the opportunity to work with him and to have him be a part of our company.”

Beckford is the latest celebrity to join an exclusive roster of guest hosts at Chippendales. The all-new production, which was revamped earlier this year, features some of the latest music hits (from “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars to “International Love” by Pitbull and Chris Brown) and cutting edge dance, lighting and musical staging. Combine these elements with sinful schoolboy charm and naughty fantasy and you have a dynamic, immersive environment that provides the perfect setting for a great night out with girlfriends. It is this formula that has solidified Chippendales as the go-to destination for women celebrating birthday and bachelorette parties, as well as those groups of girls just looking to “let loose.”

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About Tyson Beckford:

Born in New York, Tyson lived in Jamaica until the age of seven and was destined, by name and person, to help give birth to and become synonymous with the term “male supermodel” from the moment his image was first captured by a photographer’s lens in 1993. His arrival on the fashion scene coincided with the era that brought male models to the forefront of advertising and stifled the notion that “real men” and fashion did not exist on the same plane. Tyson’s modeling career took off when he appeared in the Fall 1994, Polo Sport campaign shot by Bruce Weber. He soon landed an exclusive contract with Ralph Lauren apparel, which subsequently lasted five years and also spent three years as the spokesmodel for Polo Sport Fragrances. The resulting campaigns heralded a new direction for the Ralph Lauren/Polo Sport brand and created an international following of Tyson fans. His admirers around the world have helped raise Tyson’s image to that of a brand unto itself as indicated by the sales volume of his annual calendar. He has appeared on covers and in countless editorials for Details, GQ, Essence, The Face, L’uomo Vogue, and The New York Times Magazine, among many others. Tyson was named one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People”; “Best Male Model” at the inaugural VH-1 Fashion and Music Awards; “Outstanding Male Model of the Year” at the fashion industry’s Michael Awards; and, People Magazine also named him “Sexiest Male Model.” He has starred in a number of music videos including 50 Cent’s chart topping “21 Questions,” and the Grammy Award-winning songs “Toxic” by Britney Spears and “Unbreak My Heart” by Toni Braxton. Tyson has also appeared on many television programs including “America’s Next Top Model” with Tyra Banks, “Hollywood Squares,” ABC’s “My Wife and Kids,” and he hosted the reality series “Make Me A Supermodel” on BRAVO. Tyson’s film credits include “Into the Blue,” “Zoolander,” “Biker Boyz” and “Kings of the Evening.” In 2008 he was featured in and produced the movie “Hotel California,” directed by Geo Santini and, he recently co-starred in “Addicted.” Having progressed from fashion model to fashion icon, the worldwide recognition his career has brought him belies the fact that there’s more to Tyson than meets the eye. International success has taught him “to be humble and not to rush things” while his experience has also steered him towards “a life that is more spiritual and calm”. Now Tyson makes his home in New Jersey and, when he finds time, he enjoys working on his cars and motorcycles.  After five years of development, Beckford has now released the Beckford Bar, an exercise tool designed to develop the most efficient way to keep the upper body in shape. The product will use more of your upper body, in one motion, than any other workout available (BeckfordBar.com).

About Chippendales:

Named “the most-wanted men in Vegas!” by ET’s, The Insider, Chippendales captures the perfect balance of sex appeal and tasteful teasing, eliciting waves of screams from their excited audience.  This high energy, fully choreographed, interactive show features some of the most physically elite men in the world who playfully dance and sing their way into the hearts of birthday girls, bachelorettes and girlfriends who just want to have fun. In March 2014, for the third consecutive year, Chippendales was named the “Best Male Strip Show” for the Las Vegas Review Journal’s prestigious “Best of Las Vegas Awards.”   Annually, the Men of Chippendales will be seen by almost 2 million people worldwide.  The cast, a very exclusive fraternity with only 20 members, is split across two productions – one based in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the other, currently selling out venues around the world.  The Chippendales who have become icons of American Pop Culture and recently celebrated their 35th Anniversary as a brand, have been featured on numerous national television shows, including the Emmy Award-winning CBS series, The Amazing Race, The Ellen DeGeneres Show (where TV legend Betty White received a special surprise performance), and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (giving Lisa Vanderpump and Taylor Armstrong a night they will never forget). Previous celebrity guest hosts featured in the Las Vegas production include “Beverly Hills 90210” and “Sharknado” star Ian Ziering, as well as Joey Lawrence, among others.

Chippendales, one of the world’s most recognized brand names, is the premier provider of entertainment for women. The Company produces Broadway-style shows worldwide and licenses its intellectual property for select consumer products ranging from apparel and accessories to slot machines and video games.  The company also operates Chippendales.com, an on-line lifestyle and entertainment destination for women.  Chippendales® was established in 1979 and has headquarters in New York, with offices in Las Vegas and London. For additional information visit www.Chippendales.com; find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @Chippendales #Chippendales.

About Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino

Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the World Series of Poker, offers guests a unique all-suite hotel experience. Complete with 2,522 all-suite hotel rooms – including 380 newly designed Samba suites – the property overlooks the famous Las Vegas Strip and sits one block west of the famed boulevard. The resort features a variety of entertainment options including headliners Penn & Teller, the world-famous Chippendales and the highly-anticipated DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, opening April 2015. Additionally, the resort is home to the VooDoo Zip Line, an adrenaline-rushing thrill ride that offers a 360-degree panorama of the famed Las Vegas Strip from 490 feet above the ground. Rio is home to a diverse array of dining and nightlife experiences including Hash House A Go Go, Martorano’s, Voodoo Steak, KJ Dim Sum & Seafood, iBar, VooDoo Beach and, with panoramic views of The Strip, VooDoo Rooftop Nightclub. Rio also offers the Rio Secco Golf Club. Recognized by USA Today as one of the “Top 10 Golf Destinations in the World,” Rio Secco Golf Club is an 18-hole championship course designed by famed architect Rees Jones and home to the Butch Harmon School of Golf. For more information, please visit www.riolasvegas.com. Find Rio on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

Chippendales Performance Schedule at Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino:

Chippendales performs nightly at 8:30 p.m., with additional shows on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m.  Tyson Beckford’s limited engagement runs April 30 through May 24, 2015 (Thursday through Sunday night performances only).  Tickets range from $54.95 to $80.30 + tax and fees (18+) and can be purchased by calling (702) 777-7776 or by visiting www.Chippendales.com.

 

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