David James Gandy (born 19 February 1980 in Billericay, Essex, England) is a British model. After winning a televised competition, Gandy became a successful model. For several years, Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana featured him in their campaigns and fashion shows. In an industry dominated by skinny males, Gandy's muscular build caused some menswear fashion designers to move to a more masculine standard. The increase in his popularity and name recognition resulted in a broad portfolio of clients, magazine covers, editorial photo shoots, interviews and industry awards.