There’s really no getting around the fact that model David Gandyis a good looking guy. He is professionally attractive, after all. But for all his meticulously cultivated facial hair, natural good looks and a stomach that looks like a supple leather bag full of warm stones, the model just can’t talk to women.
“As a child I was pretty shy, and I’m not sure you ever lose that,” Gandy toldThe Sunday Telegraph. “It’s only in the last couple of years that I’ve been confident enough to go up and talk to a girl.”
In the last couple of years, the Scottish stunner has landed some substantial campaigns. He’s the almost permanent face of Dolce and Gabbana’s Light Blue fragrance, and last year Forbes ranked him the world’s most successful male model.
And maybe that’s because the tide is rolling out on super skinny male models. Gandy says just a few years ago, there wasn’t that much room in the industry (or in its clothes) for men who look like men.
“Very early on I went to a casting for Dior and they asked me to try on a suit. I couldn’t even get one leg into the trousers, let alone put the jacket on,” he said. “All the models were standing round going, ‘Hey, who’s the big guy?’ There was quite an unpleasant atmosphere there, quite intimidating. I remember thinking, ‘Are these guys appealing?’ They certainly weren’t appealing to me.”
Meanwhile, we’re hard-pressed to think of someone, male or female, gay or straight, who wouldn’t find Gandy appealing. If this guy can’t get a date, what hope is there for the rest of us?