David James Gandy is a British model born in England. While he was studying multi-media computing and marketing at university, Gandy's flatmate entered him (without his knowledge) into a model-search competition on ITV's This Morning hosted by Richard and Judy. 21-year-old Gandy won the competition, along with a contract with Select Model Management, London. His muscular build and chiseled face caught the eye of Italian fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana, standing out in an industry dominated by thin men. For several years, he featured in D&G campaigns and fashion shows, leading other designers to move to a more masculine standard of male models. Gandy has been the face of D&G's Light Blue fragrance since 2006, shooting multiple campaigns and touring internationally as the brand ambassador.