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The Police Made Tyson Beckford Regret Shilling Out for These

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Comedy writer Bonnie Datt once bought a chainmail vest "for clubbing"—a purchase she later came to lament, once she realized that chainmail wasn't particularly slimming. Inspired by this, she now spends her spare time asking famous people to dish about purchases which they initially loved—but ended up regretting, for Buyer's Remorse.

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Tyson Beckford has modeled for Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren, hosted the reality show Make Me A Super Model, and was named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People in the World" by People Magazine. So we wondered what someone blessed with looks this good could possibly regret. Turns out getting in trouble with the police can make anyone think twice about a purchase.

Racked: Can you tell us what you've had Buyer's Remorse about?

Tyson Beckford: I bought a lot of high-end cars when I was younger, when I'd just signed with Ralph Lauren and was doing my run there. And I look back at it now, and I regret that.

Racked: All of them?

Tyson Beckford: Yeah.

Racked: Were there any specific cars ?

Tyson Beckford: I bought a Ferrari one time. Red. It was fun but then I realized I don't need it. Then I got rid of it. I made some money on it when I sold it.

Racked: Were you afraid to drive it?

Tyson Beckford: Yeah, I was pretty afraid to drive it in New York—I kept getting pulled over. The cops kept telling me, "Whose car is this? Is this your Dad's car?" "No it's mine!" So I did regret that.

· All Buyer's Remorse Posts [Racked]