Gandy was warned he'd 'never' earn more than a fe­male model

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

David Gandy was "al­ways told" he would "never" earn more than a fe­male model. The 37-year-old model was re­cently an­nounced as the only male model to make it on the top 10 rich list among cat­walk icons, as he was po­si­tioned in fourth place af­ter rak­ing in £4 mil­lion last year, but the star has ad­mit­ted he was al­ways warned about the "lim­i­ta­tion" for males in the fash­ion in­dus­try, al­though he doesn't agree with it.

Speak­ing about his ca­reer to The Sun news­pa­per, the dark­haired hunk said: "We were al­ways told, 'This is your lim­i­ta­tion you're never go­ing to earn as much as the women', and I looked at that and I thought, 'Well, that's wrong.' "I'm in the only in­dus­try where women are more pow­er­ful than men and earn about five times as much." And David has re­vealed his father, Chris, finds the fact he is less "pow­er­ful" than his fe­male peers "hi­lar­i­ous".

The hunk added: "My dad still finds that hi­lar­i­ous. We're in the same cam­paigns, we're in the same cov­er­age, and no one was re­ally build­ing a brand." The fash­ion muse, who is the face of Dolce and Gab­bana's Light Blue men's fra­grance, be­lieves the fash­ion house "changed" the en­tire busi­ness, as it saw the re­turn of the "clas­sic, good-look­ing guy" and en­cour­aged men to get "fit­ter". The heart­throb - who has his own line for Marks and Spencer, also known as M&S, ti­tled David Gandy for Au­to­graph - ex­plained: "When I started it was just about the an­drog­y­nous guy, that's what was 'in'. "With Light Blue it changed again and the clas­sic, good-look­ing guy came back into mod­el­ing. So ev­ery­one started work­ing out, train­ing and get­ting their bodies re­ally into shape - which is god. I like the fact that peo­ple get fit­ter be­cause of it." — Bang Show­biz

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