Works out 'five times a week' before a shoot
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."