Male Gaze: Tyson Beckford's Exposed Left Thigh

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The male model peering out from the centerfold pages of British Cosmo's July issue with a smolder to end all smolders (accentuated with a perfectly-trimmed goatee) is clothed in nothing but half a pair of jeans. The man who lent his  face and sculpted body to represent  Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess Raw Denim, Sean John, and more over his illustrious modeling career is no stranger to nearly-naked editorials and runway prowls. It turns out that the underlying purpose behind this shoot, however, was not only to gratuitously remind us all of his  smooth, glistening planes of exposed ab, pec, tattooed bicep, and single left thigh, but to also raise awareness for male cancer on behalf of Cancer Research UK. Analyze the photo a little more closely here or take a blast to the past and have fun spotting a younger, still topless and goatee-sporting Ty in Britney Spears's music video. This man is 42. He must be a vampire.