David Gandy: Models are freaks

David Gandy

David Gandy says models are just naturally “freakishly” good looking.

The 33-year-old is one of the biggest male models around, starring in campaigns for huge brands such as Dolce & Gabbana and appearing on countless glossy magazine covers.

He slams the notion that all people in the industry starve themselves and believe it’s just part of the job to look a certain way.

“There seems to be this view that there’s a problem in modelling, that we’re all skinny waifs and we don’t eat or drink anything,” he explained to Cover Media.

“It’s not true at all; I’ve dated girls and they’re very small and eat more than me! That’s part of what being a model is – in some ways they have these freakishly amazing bodies.”

David’s latest working partnership is with UK high street brand M&S and he stars alongside Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the store’s Christmas campaign.

The two stars don a variety of fantastical costumes for the advert, which takes inspiration from characters such as Aladdin and The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy.

“Yeah, we had a laugh. You can’t not have a laugh; did you see what we were dressed in?” he chuckled.

“That’s what was fun, the set was magical. It wasn’t CGI or green screen – we were having to act out in this forest. There were some really fun times, Rosie’s a friendly one anyway.”

Despite his hectic schedule, David makes time to support charities and yesterday attended an event in association with London’s Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.

He grew up around animals and at last night’s Collars & Coats gala even revealed he used to harbor dreams of working with them.

“I volunteered at a dog sanctuary when I was 15. I always wanted to be a vet, my brain didn’t want me to be a vet, so I went into fashion…” he laughed.

While his career might have gone into a different direction, he’s happy with where he is and revealed he isn’t thinking about branching out into acting.

Cara Delevingne is reported to have turned down the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show to pursue a role in an upcoming film and David thinks it’s important to follow your heart.

“I think you have to do what makes you happy; Cara can sing, she’s got a huge amount of talent,” he said.

“There’s a very fine line between acting and modelling. All the actors and sportsmen are coming in, they get the big campaigns and fragrances…”

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