David Gandy

David Gandy

David GandyDavid Gandy Top Model. Images, Bio, photos and video. David Gandy born 19 February 1980 in Billericay, Essex, England is a British model. He grew up in Essex in a working-class family. After winning a televised model-search competition, he became a successful male model.

For several years, he was the lead male model for Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana who featured him in their campaigns and fashion shows. The increase in Gandy’s popularity and name recognition resulted in a broad portfolio of magazine covers, editorial photo shoots, interviews and industry awards. He has gone on to participate in fashion-related and personal projects such as writing a blog for British Vogue, writing car reviews for British GQ, mobile app development and charity work.

In his youth, David James Gandy wanted to be a veterinarian but his grades were not high enough to meet the needed standards for that line of study. So, while studying multimedia computing, he went to work for Auto Express, delivering the latest Porsches and Jaguars to the track for testing.

Before graduating from the University of Gloucestershire with a Marketing degree, Gandy’s flatmate entered him (without his knowledge) into a modelling competition on ITV’s “This Morning” hosted by Richard and Judy.

The 21-year-old Gandy won the competition which included a contract with Select Model Management in London.

During the early years of his career, Gandy modelled for a variety of companies including: 7 for all Mankind, Zara, Gant U.S.A., Hugo Boss, Russell & Bromley, H&M, Carolina Herrera, Massimo Dutti and others.  In 2006, Gandy became the face of Dolce & Gabbana, annually starring in their apparel campaigns and fashion shows through 2011, working with female supermodels such as Gemma Ward, Scarlett Johansson and Naomi Campbell as well as male models including Noah Mills, Tony Ward and Adam Senn.

David Gandy is best known for the 2007 advert of Dolce & Gabbana’s fragrance “Light Blue” with Marija Vuyovic which had 11 million online hits and saw a 50-foot billboard of him displayed in Times Square.

He also modelled for their 2008 calendar, shot by photographer, Mariano Vivanco. He returned as the face of the second “Light Blue” fragrance campaign for 2010, but this time with Anna Jagodzinska.

In 2011, the fashion house published “David Gandy by Dolce & Gabbana”, a 280-page photographic coffee table book of images chronicling their years of collaboration.

That same year, Gandy shot four magazine covers and five fashion editorial photoshoots.

In 2012, he was featured on sixteen magazine covers, eighteen fashion editorials  and modelled for Banana Republic, Lucky Brand Jeans, El Palacio de Hierro and Marks & Spencer.

In addition, Gandy was named the brand ambassador for Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

David Gandy Backstage at Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2012, Milan Men’s Fashio video

David Gandy’s MSN Interview video

David James Gandy’s 15-Minute Home Workout video

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