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 fashion model.
He is the son of Brenda (Rabey) and Christopher Gandy. He grew up in Essex, in a working-class family. For several years, David was the lead male model for Italian designers Dolce & Gabbana, who featured him in their campaigns and fashion shows. David has a daughter with his partner, barrister Stephanie Mendoros.
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 grandfather is surnamed Gandy.
David’s paternal grandmother is surnamed Lewis.
David’s maternal grandfather is named James A. Rabey.
David’s maternal grandmother is Doreen Winifred Bruce (the daughter of Thomas F. Bruce and Dorothy Esther Grover). Doreen was born in Paddington, London, England. Dorothy was the daughter of Charles Grover and Lucy Valentine.