David Gandy began modelling in 2002. Gandy admits that it wasn't easy to break into the modelling industry "because the trend was for skinny, androgynous guys". Gandy's muscular build caused some menswear fashion designers to move to a more masculine standard.
David has shot with some of the most sought after international photographers including Mario Testino and Steven Meisel and boasts an envious portfolio of editorial work including the cover of VMan, L’Optimum and GQ. Mario Testino said; “David has something of what the 1980’s supermodels have. He radiates health and positivity. I think he has what it takes to be very big. It’s exciting because it signifies a real shift in men’s fashion. The male model world is changing.”