David Gandy: 'I want to give younger guys in the industry a chance'
David Gandy wants to give young models "a chance" in the fashion industry. The 36-year-old model who embarked on a career in the modeling industry after winning a competition in 2001 - has admitted despite starring in fashion and beauty campaigns for luxury brands, including Dolce and Gabbana, for many years, he likes to do "a lot more" and is keen to pass on his knowledge onto budding stars. Speaking exclusively to BANG Showbiz, the dark-haired hunk - who joined forces with Marks and Spencer to design his own range in 2014 said: "When you've done something for 15 years you'd like to switch it up and that's where the designing and investing came into it. It's not just the modelling, it's being an ambassador for London Fashion Week for the last eight years, Vogue, Vanity Fair. "People think I just model but I do a lot more because of that industry, and I get to work with Jaguar. I've always done lots of different things and collaborations, but I want to give younger guys in the industry a chance." And the British star - who was listed as the second male on the Forbes' list of The World's TopEarning Male Models of 2013 - can be a dangerous place for upcoming stars, although he regularly advises younger models on their future. He explained: "I do talk to lots of the younger models anyway and they call about contacts and agencies, so it can be a minefield for a new model. "And I'm very honored that I have everyone coming up to me for a chat; from younger guys to gentlemen to older ladies, to younger ladies, and have a chat on everything about it." And the creative mastermind believes his work in front and behind the camera has made him a notable and trustworthy idol for people. He said: "I think people trust me in the fashion industry and my designs and stuff." Meanwhile, David , who is a friend of the Jaguar brand, attended the global reveal event in Los Angeles for the IPACE, Jaguar's first all-electric car, which was revealed to guests using pioneering virtual reality technology.