Birth Name: David James Gandy
Place of Birth: Billericay, Essex, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 19 February, 1980
Ethnicity: English, some Scottish
David Gandy is a British model. He has English, and some Scottish, ancestry.
He is the son of Brenda Janet (Rabey) and Christopher A. Gandy. He grew up in Essex, in a working-class family. For several years, Gandy was the lead male model for Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana who featured him in their campaigns and fashion shows.
He has stated:
“People are always surprised when I speak. They can’t believe I am a born-and-bred Essex boy… Everyone asks me if there is Mediterranean in my blood — but my mum’s ancestors are Scottish and my dad is from East London…”
David’s paternal grandparents are ? Gandy and ? Lewis.
David’s maternal grandparents are James A. Rabey and Doreen Winifred Bruce (the daughter of Thomas F. Bruce and Dorothy E. Grover).
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