Works out 'five times a week' be­fore a shoot

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE. -

David Gandy works out "five times a week" for two months prior to shoot­ing a new cam­paign. The 36-year-old model who was an­nounced as the face of Dolce and Gab­bana's Light Blue fra­grance for 10 years - has re­vealed prior to strip­ping down and shoot­ing the com­mer­cials, the dark-haired hunk trains al­most ev­ery day for a solid two months to be in his best shape. Speak­ing ex­clu­sively to BANG Showbiz about his fit­ness regime, the cat­walk icon - who re­cently jet­ted to Mont Blanc to pose for the Au­tumn/Win­ter col­lec­tion - said: "Dolce and Gab­bana is out to­day that's the light blue we've been work­ing for 10 years now, so the con­cept of that changed cause we did a win­ter com­mer­cial al­though it's al­ways been in Capri and this time we did it 4,000 me­ters up on Mont Blanc, so it was quite un­usual but it moves the story on. "It was a cou­ple months of quite intense train­ing. I've skied since I was six so the ski­ing thing was quite natural quite easy, which was good, it was just get­ting the body back into light blue as usual. "Well I train any­way, ob­vi­ously, but when you're go­ing into a shoot like that then you train prob­a­bly a good two months be­fore and go maybe 4 or 5 times a week." And the Bri­tish hunk has likened his change in life­style to the rou­tine of an ath­lete, be­cause he has to al­ter his diet plan to in­clude more pro­tein. He added: "With the train­ing you have to change your diet, so a lot more pro­tein. It's al­most like you're train­ing like an ath­lete, so it takes about six weeks to get prop­erly into shape for it for light blue or un­der­wear com­mer­cials." Al­though David has ad­mit­ted he has been ac­tive ever since he was a child, and didn't get into fit­ness be­cause of his mod­el­ing ca­reer. He ex­plained: "I've done sports since I was young and al­ways trained. Peo­ple may think I started from when I be­came a model, but it was years be­fore. And a lot of it is for my men­tal state as well as my phys­i­cal state, it's like I like to ex­er­cise wher­ever I am in the world. An hour in the gym is a great re­fresh and great to just re­lease en­dor­phin in dif­fer­ent ways from be­ing on your mo­bile phone for an hour. I'm not say­ing you have to go to the gym for six weeks, but when you've got some­thing to build to its quite in­ter­est­ing." Mean­while, David - who is the friend of the Jaguar brand at­tended the global re­veal event in Los An­ge­les for the I-PACE, Jaguar's first all-elec­tric car, which was re­vealed to guests us­ing pi­o­neer­ing vir­tual re­al­ity tech­nol­ogy.

El­iz­a­beth Hur­ley's An­i­mal Ball mask is set to be sold to char­ity. The 51-year-old ac­tress wore a golden Ge­or­gia Hardinge Ma­caw head piece, ac­com­pa­nied with a stunning blue gown, to the An­i­mal Ball event in Lon­don, which saw a num­ber of din­ners take place across the cap­i­tal last month prior to the ball at Vic­to­ria House in Lon­don's Blooms­bury, and the ex­trav­a­gant Vero - the An­i­mal Ball's so­cial me­dia part­ner - will sell the head piece along­side 11 other ac­ces­sories, which depict a va­ri­ety of en­dan­gered species, in­clud­ing the go­rilla pop mask worn by model Lily Cole, the Gane­sha ele­phant mask sported by El­lie Gould­ing, Princess Eu­ge­nie and Matthew Wil­liamson's self made but­ter­fly mask, as well as Char­lotte Til­bury's show­stop­ping pea­cock mask. The or­ga­ni­za­tion will see 100 per cent of the prof­its be do­nated to the Ele­phant Family char­ity, who pro­tect en­dan­gered an­i­mals across the globe. Other pop­u­lar masks for sale from the char­ity event are the Stripe a Pose Ze­bra mask by Philip Treacy, the Hi­malayan monal bird mask, the fash­ion mogul Jimmy Choo's oax­aca hum­ming­bird piece and the turtle mask by Alice Tem­per­ley. And the or­ga­ni­za­tion have re­vealed they are "thrilled" they are able to give those who couldn't at­tend the star stud­ded event, to still pur­chase and feel a part of the oc­ca­sion by pur­chas­ing a mask and keep­ing it as a "mo­mento". Speak­ing about the fundrais­ing, Ruth Powys - who is the CEO of the Ele­phant Family - said: "Vero has been the per­fect so­cial me­dia part­ner as it's al­lowed us to com­mu­ni­cate pri­vately with our pa­trons and am­bas­sadors, as well as pub­licly with our sup­port­ers via a sin­gle app. "We love that Vero gives us the abil­ity to de­liver a fundrais­ing first through so­cial me­dia pur­chas­ing. We're thrilled to be able to offer those un­able to at­tend this year's ball, the chance to buy now and own an ex­clu­sive de­signer me­mento."

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