Supermodel David Gandy believes Irish models, Georgia Salpa and Rosanna Davison should move to the US to boost their careers.
The 32-year-old reckons it would be a great move for two of Ireland’s top models as the American people would love their Irish accents. He told the Herald that this would make them a hit on the American fashion scene.
The handsome model said, “The Irish are a very friendly people and the Americans love the Irish, so of course they’d do even better in New York and places like that- probably more than English models.”
David, who currently features in a Dolce & Gabbana campaign has never met either of the beautiful Irish ladies but has heard of them, as Georgia was once a star of Celebrity Big Brother and Rosanna was crowned Miss World in 2003.
The Essex born model stressed that he doesn’t regularly socialize with others in the industry.
“I know of Rosanna and Georgia, I’ve heard the names, but the thing is- people think I’m hanging out with models all the time. I only have a couple of model friends,” he said, speaking at the launch of Marks & Spencers Collezione summer collection in Dublin yesterday.
David, who is a wanted man in the model industry says it was pretty hard to speak out about being a male model when he started in the business over a decade ago.
He claims it wasn’t exactly embarrassing but he would still try to tell people he was involved in a different kind of career.
“There are stereotypical views of male models, the only access people have to it are things... like Zoolander. No one wants to be associated with that,” he said.
David who has previously dated ladies outside the model industry, like The Saturdays singer, Mollie King and Irish MTV presenter, Laura Whitmore, says that it is getting easier for male models.
“We’re now progressing all the time, we’ll never get anywhere near the like os Gisele, but we’re getting closer.
“I very much respect female supermodels. I’ve taken so much from them... Irish model James Dornan has been very successful, it’s great to see him doing so well.”
David is not only happy to see Irish models making progress but he would also like to see more Irish fashion designers come onto the scene more often.
“I can’t say I know a huge amount about Irish designers, which is sad because I’m in the fashion industry... I think it’s only coming out about how much talent there is. Someone needs to shout about them a bit more.”
After speaking so highly of the Irish on a short-lived visit, the hunk enjoyed a pint of Guinness in the capital before jetting back to the UK.