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‘I was not far off minging’: Handsome model David Gandy claims he couldn’t get any dates when he was a teen because he had to grow into his looks
Supermodel David Gandy admitted he couldn’t get any dates when he was a teen – despite carving out a reputation as Britain’s most handsome man.
The fashion icon, 42, who set pulses racing when he starred in a Dolce & Gabbana advert wearing nothing but tight white pants in 2007, told Alan Carr on his Life’s a Beach podcast, he said: ‘They were not my good years.’
‘I think you have a different impression, I grew out and then up so I wasn’t in my best fighting fit form.’
Say what? Model David Gandy admitted he couldn’t get any dates when he was a teen – despite carving out a reputation as Britain’s most handsome man (pictured in 2001 when he was 21)
Iconic: The fashion icon, 42, set pulses racing when he starred in a Dolce & Gabbana advert wearing nothing but tight white pants in 2007
Quickly butting in, Alan shocked asked: ‘You were minging?’
Which David responded: ‘Not far off!’
The handsome model has since been plastered on a 50-foot billboard in Time Square, New York, in his underwear but unfortunately never got to see it.
He revealed: ‘I never saw the b***** thing. I’m not wearing much, it’s a big crouch for Times Square and everyone was taking pictures of it but I never got to see it.’
David took to Instagram on Thursday to share what a: ‘Huge pleasure it was to take part in @chattyman podcast, had an absolute blast… only problem is trying to talk when you are laughing so much.’
Throughout the podcast the stars discussed travel and holiday stories, the supermodel admitted he is a ‘nightmare’ to travel with and has even ‘left friends at security before’.
David who has travelled the world modelling says the job ‘sounds a lot more glamorous than it is and could create a book on airport lounges and good toilet facilities.’
Jaw-dropping: David also recently said he is missing his old looks and has said he’s ‘not particularly happy with the way I’m looking at the moment.’ (pictured in 2006 on the runway)
Very honest: David was still a handsome man aged 21 but admits he had to grow into his looks
He once flew ’22 hours for a photoshoot before landing and only spent 24 hours on the ground.’
Despite being a frequent flier, the star admitted he still gets ‘nervous’ if there is ever turbulence while in the air which causes him to ‘hysterically laugh a silly little giggle.’
David also recently told Richard Eden’s, Eden Confidential: ‘I’m not particularly happy with the way I’m looking at the moment. I’m not at my fighting weight, as I call it.’
He admitted to fearing changes to his chiselled good looks as he ages, saying: ‘The two things that scare me is that apparently your ears and nose carry on growing.
Wow! The iconic advert was seen by a plethora of tourists who flocked to New York’s Times Square
‘If that’s true, I am in massive amounts of trouble.’
The star is father to daughters Matilda, three, and Tabitha, four months with barrister girlfriend Stephanie Mendoros.
David, who is Britain’s highest-paid male model, has been dating barrister Stephanie for five years yet remains coy over his private life.
The model, reported to be worth £12 million, has previously said he dreams of having a big family one day.
David shot to fame back in 2001 when his then-housemate entered him into a modelling competition on ITV’s This Morning without his knowledge. He subsequently won the competition and was awarded a contract with Select Models.
He has appeared in numerous high-profile campaigns for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana Hugo Boss and Carolina Herrera, as well as being a face of high street brand Marks and Spencer.
In hot demand: He might not have been able to get a date back in the day but the model now stars alongside the likes of J-Lo in the latest D&G campaign