The GuY-Factor | Male Models Deal with Body Image

21Oct10

BOYS CORNER | BODY IMAGE
By Huda Heidi Kattan

I think this man may very well be the most beautiful man alive (after my hubby of course)! After a recent interview with The Telegraph, David Gandy reveals how he dealt with body image as a male model. That’s right, boys deal with it too! And sometimes they get treated badly as a result!

“Very early on I went to a casting for Dior and they asked me to try on a suit. I couldn’t even get one leg into the trousers, let alone put the jacket on. All the models were standing around going, ‘Hey, who’s the big guy?’

There was quite an unpleasant atmosphere there, quite intimidating. I remember thinking, ‘Are these guys appealing?’ They certainly weren’t appealing to me.”

After also admitting that he was teased as a child for being overweight, Gandy also explained how he made some bold moves and kept to his individuality, which helped land him some of the largest campaigns, including shooting with Steven Meisel for Dolce & Gabbana, where the ad was featured in Times Square. I guess it’s important for everyone, to embrace their body and uniqueness!

source and image credits
huffpost and telegraph

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One Response to “The GuY-Factor | Male Models Deal with Body Image”

  1. 1 Alya

    He is gorgeous!!! Love this guy for not conforming!!!


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