[Best Night Ever]

Make it legendary: Tyson Beckford knows how to Vegas

Tyson Beckford hosts at the Foundation Room this weekend.
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"You’re in Vegas at a really good restaurant, and there are so many there. It’s like discovering a new world when you find a new one with good friends. Then you know you’re gonna go out, or maybe you’ll just find a place to drink and chill out, or are you gonna hang in the casino? Usually it’s a bit of all that. You’ve always got that one friend who can’t get off the tables, so you sit and watch them for a while, drinking as you’re watching, and girls are going by so you’re flirting and talking. Someone comes around and says ‘Let’s go over here,’ and you just go, not even thinking. You’re indoors so you don’t know what time of day or night it is, and then it’s morning. It’s 11 a.m. Time to go to sleep so you can do the pool party later. You can never be bored in Vegas.”

Instantly recognizable supermodel and actor Tyson Beckford might want to add “poet” to his résumé, because he summed up so much about what’s great about Las Vegas.

And he knows what he’s talking about. One of his recent visits had him working hard during a multi-week guest run with Chippendales, so he’s just as capable starring in Vegas as he is at absorbing it all. “It was amazing and fun, but also like working out four times a day,” he says. “Some nights I was burned out, but when you hit the stage and hear that first scream, you’re ready to go again.”

There will likely be a few screaming ladies when Beckford hosts Saturday night at the Foundation Room, “one of the quintessential clubs,” he says. “When I got that call, it was like, ‘Really? Okay!’ There are so many great pool parties and clubs in Vegas, but not many that are legendary.” Tyson Beckford at Foundation Room at Mandalay Bay, July 23.

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