David Gandy asked about arrogant models & he says: “I don’t get on with Gisele”

Yesterday, I covered some excerpts from a longer David Gandy interview that I didn’t realize existed. Gandy sat down and did a pretty in-depth piece with The Mail, and I totally missed out on his comments about Gisele Bundchen and how much he dislikes her. So… hopefully, this post will earn David some points with the crowd who claims that he’s a vacuous ego monster, which I don’t think he is. I think he’s OCD, anal retentive, and probably neurotic as all get-out. That’s not egotistical, but it is monstrous in a completely different way – as in, I bet he’s a handful as a boyfriend. Anyway, you can read the full Daily Mail interview here, but here are some of the funny I-Hate-Gisele parts:

David doesn’t do gratuitous sex with gorgeous girls: ‘I’ve only had three serious relationships.”

David is asked whether he’s seen “that supermodel vacuum of narcissism, arrogance, mobile phone throwing and absolute superiority over the rest of the less attractive human race”: He raises an eyebrow. ‘You see it. I don’t get on with Gisele. We don’t see eye to eye, we argue and we don’t enjoy working with each other (they have shot three campaigns together). Like I say, we are very privileged but what we do isn’t saving lives, it isn’t brain surgery. And I’m not going to get on with anyone who takes it for granted or thinks they’re someone special. My advice to any young model is very simple. Just don’t believe your own hype.’

On David Beckham as a model: ‘I wish him, Jude Law and Brad Pitt would stick to the day jobs. It’s hard enough for male models as it is, so give us a chance, boys. Butt out.’ He grins. ‘I have to admit, though, Beckham is good. I’m a fan of Brand Beckham. He’s done incredibly well.’

His personal life: He says he is not vain, just businesslike. He spends 45 minutes a day training, eats anything but saturated fats and white processed food and – being known for being macho – doesn’t have to worry too much about messing up his face. His hobbies are all a bit James Bond: cars, watches (he has an old Omega and a TAG Monaco as worn by Steve McQueen and a Seventies Breitling) and antique furniture, which he turns into modern pieces. ‘I collect huge French clocks and old carpenters’ consoles which I turn into tables.’

His friends: In the modeling world, his friends include Yasmin Le Bon and Helena Christensen. He also appeared in an Absolutely Fabulous Sports Relief special with Stella McCartney and Kate Moss. ‘Stella stood out for me as someone I really admire. She works hard, she’s down to earth and doesn’t take herself seriously. And Kate was great. She’s funny and she’s one hell of a model.’

[From The Mail]

I wanted to put the context of the Gisele comment in there, because I think if you know what David said in context, he sounds like an even bigger bitch. And I say that with a laugh, because I love him. I love when men let their inner bitches out and start bad-mouthing their coworkers. And what David is saying is so interesting – yes, he’s confirming that he and Gisele don’t get along, but within the context of the conversation, he’s basically saying that they don’t get along because she’s an egotistical monster who thinks modeling is the most important thing in the world. I love him.

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  1. Toot says:

    I like what he said and am not surprised by Giselle.

  2. marie says:

    He’s pretty, could care less what he says. He could open his mouth and bark like a seal and I would just throw him some fish while I continue to stare. And yes I realize I’m objectifying him-and I’m ok with that..

    • Hautie says:

      “He could open his mouth and bark like a seal and I would just throw him some fish while I continue to stare…”

      And if he was wearing those tiny white Dolce panties, while he did his barking… I would start throwing cash!

      Oh and everyone already knows that Gisele believes her own hype.

      Geez, just wait till she squirts out this next baby. And starts her new TMI tour of “How to be the Perfect Mother”… again.

    • Whatsyourbeef says:

      *couldn’t care less* not could. Could care less means you do care 🙂

      • marie says:

        ha, thanks. I looked at it before posting and knew something wasn’t right.. and I had to look at your name twice, cause I thought it said “wheresthebeef”..

        @hautie.. I had forgotten all about the Gisele perfect parenting crap..

      • Haha! I’m from the UK, but have noticed since moving to the Americas that eveeeeryone does it here. I’m on a one woman campaign to stamp it out, I guess you could say it’s my beef! 😉

  3. anna says:

    How did Giselle ever became this big model is mystery to me. She has a serious case of man-face.

    • Charlotte says:

      Great PR team. One day somebody said (WHO?) that Gisele is the biggest top model and everybody just took it as a truth. This is the same way how Britney and Gaga and bunch of other people became so big.

      • I think that everybody has forgotten that Gisele comes from, I believe it’s Brazil where they have had few U.S. successes. When she became a top model, she was smart enough to start up several companies. Her country men brought up her products and she made most of her money from products. I think she is probably egotistical I know the people in New England hate her but I just want people to know it’s tit for tat because David Gandy is no saint either.

    • NM6804 says:

      Actually, that is part of her success, her strong bone feature. That and the fact that she can pose like crazy.

      That industry isn’t about looking pretty, it’s about unusual, weird, unique features. You have to stand out to fit in.

      • Esmom says:

        Yes. Unconventional good looks seem to be the requirement these days. That and being a good hanger for clothes.

        My kids are in middle school and I always think about the gawky, awkward tall skinny girls and how they are more likely be noticed by scouts, not the cookie-cutter cheerleader types who always hear “you’re so pretty” and think the world revolves around them.

    • janie says:

      I know! I don’t even think her features photograph well. She has a rockin body but it seems like most of her modeling “talent” comes from good lighting and the right angles. Her arrogance is baffling to me.

    • bluhare says:

      When Gisele first came up it was all about the healthy body with boobs. This was right after the heroin chic phase where everyone was, um, interesting looking, washed out and anorexic.

    • Minty says:

      All it takes is for one or two power players – designer, magazine editor (Anna Wintour), or photographer – to declare some unimpressive model is “hot” and the rest of the fashion people fall in line. Sycophancy is required if you want to keep working in that industry.

    • Just U says:

      My man thinks that she is actually a Brazilian Ladyboy. I told him she had a baby but he doesn’t believe me, hahahaha!!!

    • Raven says:

      I totally co-sign that. Don’t get. And this guy cracks me up. Would love to hear more.

    • Lauri Hale says:

      I think she has let the whole Giselle persona go to her head; that said, I think she has shown that she loves her man and is a wonderful stepmother. Noone is perfect and there are other sides to her that only her husband, her family and her children have seen. I think she is just real aggressive (and like a man) when it comes to business so she comes off badly to the males in the business. A strong woman is usually put down by the men I have found.

  4. Gwen says:

    It’s kind of hard not to love him after a comment like that 😀

  5. corny says:

    ME-OW on so many levels!

  6. Kola says:

    Actually I have also heard Giselle is a mega bitch so I am not surprised. I actually like what he said, that models don’t save lives and aren’t any better than others so why turn your nose up at all the “little people”.

  7. Eve says:

    I wanted to put the context of the Gisele comment in there, because I think if you know what David said in context, he sounds like an even bigger bitch.

    Not really. What he says sums up pretty much what I think about Bündchen (and other models for that matter), fashion magazine editors and designers. They act like fashion is single-handedly saving mankind.

    And you know what I do? I fart in their general direction.

    • Chatcat says:

      Oh Eve…LMAO…too funny. I am not sure how I feel about Gandy (although he is my go to type at first glance) but really he is so correct in stating “And I’m not going to get on with anyone who takes it for granted or thinks they’re someone special. My advice to any young model is very simple. Just don’t believe your own hype.” I am just not sure he is genuine about it.

      • Eve says:

        I f*cking love Monty Python 🙂 .

        And for the sake of argumentation, let’s assume he’s being genuine about this.

      • Chatcat says:

        Look, my liege!
        It’s only a model.
        LMAO! Monty Python’s Holy Grail is the bestest!!!!!

      • Eve says:

        I love “The Holy Grail”, but my favourite will always be “Life of Brian”.

        Seriously, Monty Python’s movies changed my life.

      • bluhare says:

        Eve, so with you on Life of Brian. One of the best comedy movies ever.

        *whistling* “always look on the briiight side of life, . . . .”

        All my bum bum bum’s in the song disappeared. They were in there!!

      • Veruca says:

        How shall we f*ck off, Oh Lord?

      • Eve says:

        @ Veruca:

        LOL! Really, the ENTIRE movie is quotable.

        I’ll have to leave now. Or I’ll be posting all the lines I can remember (and I can remember all of them).

      • margs says:

        The best has to be “alms for an ex-leper?”

    • I Choose Me says:

      “your mother was a hamster, and your father smelled of elderberries.”

      I love Monty Python references. I used to say “after all, nobody expects the Spanish inquisition” all the time until my husband bribed me stop. 🙂

      • bluhare says:

        They sure were wrong about the Greeks inheriting the earth!!

      • Eve says:

        @ Bluhare:

        Life of Brian is flawless (“What have the Romans done for us???” and the stoning scenes have to be some of my favourite moments in the history of cinema).

        @ I Choose Me:

        I annoyingly quote Monty Python’s lines all the time too.

      • Veruca says:

        I really want a shirt that says “PFJ”. I mean, like some women want diamonds…

        And now for something completely different has it’s moments, as well.

        You couldn’t afford me, you military fairy!

      • Eve says:

        @ I Choose Me:

        Hey, I answered your question about the gifs (from where I get them) on that last post about Chris Evans.

  8. Jen says:

    “David doesn’t do gratuitous sex with gorgeous girls: ‘I’ve only had three serious relationships.'”

    Umm, yeah, those things are not mutually exclusive.

    • Eve says:

      He attended the “Blake Lively School of Ambiguous Answers”!!!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        This kind of answer is DESIGNED to make the person who is answering seem more approachable and less arrogant than one would presume (based on looks alone).
        “Oh WOW, (s)he’s only had THREE partners?? (S)he must be really relatable and down-to-earth and (s)he must not believe his own hype after all!”
        *eye roll*
        PS-GB & DG probably don’t get along because there’s only enough space in the room for ONE huge ego.

    • Another Nina says:

      Well, he only had three serious relationships and several thousand unserious ones. I think it’s a logical conclusion.

  9. Bad Irene says:

    I just don’t see ‘it’ and lord knows I have stared at him for long enough trying to get the hot.

    • Cait says:

      I don’t get the appeal either.

    • Esmom says:

      Maybe the same general rule applies to male models, too — it’s more about unique features, bone structure and the ability to wear the fashions (or underwear) than about conventional good looks these days.

      • Bad Irene says:

        Maybe, but all I see when I look at him is that Eastenders actor Dean Gaffney

  10. Alexis says:

    He seems like a whiny b*tch but at least he’s telling the truth about how he REALLY feels. LOL!

  11. Me says:

    He photographs so well but I dont find him attractive.

  12. Rose says:

    Wow imagine owning a watch worn by steve mcqueen! He sounds cool…i already had that feeling about Gisele, i don’t know what all the fuss is about with her, she’s alright but there are more intersting models out there

  13. SnarkySnarkers says:

    Lololol I CANNOT wait for Gisele to comment on this! She really does strike me as someone who thinks shes out there curing cancer on the runway. I guarantee they won’t have any more campaigns together now. Doubt Gandy will be too broken up over it.

  14. RocketMerry says:

    I love when men bitch, too.
    Our society doesn’t really encourage that side of men to come out, but when they do let go, it’s a helluva bitching. Love it!

    • Lucy says:

      How amazing is it when men get bitchy I really prefer it to girls bitchy guys are the best!

      • RocketMerry says:

        Ahahah, totally amazing!
        One trick, I discovered, is to actually think of subjects that they might be interested in or invested about (difficult task, it’s not as easy since they seem to care about completely different things from women) and drop a casual semi-positive/nice comment… that gets them goin’ with some hard-core bitching! 🙂

    • Cha-Cha says:


      Rupert Everett, Elton John, two others who bitch, and know how to do it right. Why do I have this feeling English men are more in tune with their inner bitches. 😀

      • Amelia says:

        Cha-Cha, you’re so right that English men bitch more. That’s my experience amongst my friends, at least, they’ll bitch about anything. Particularly movies and actors.
        Buy ’em a round of drinks and it’s even worse. Drunk bitching from guys is my favourite, although the slurring does get in the way a bit 😉

    • NaomiCampbellsPhone says:

      I live with three guys and two of them will happily spend all night bitching about the other one, it’s very entertaining!

  15. TheOriginalKitten says:

    This is the guy that said: “Hopefully, one day a girl will come along and I’ll think she’s far superior to my work and let my priorities go.”
    and “If either a relationship or my work must suffer, then I’m afraid it has to be the relationship.”
    Your “work”? You mean the “work” that involves posing and looking pretty for the camera?
    When will hot models learn to stop talking and just sit there and look pretty? I guess when magazines and other media outlets stop providing them with a platform. Not surprised by what he said about Giselle-she seems like she’d be a pain in the ass but this guy is no better imo. Models have to have a level of arrogance to be great at their job-I get it, but that doesn’t make their personalities very attractive. Giselle and Gandy both seems like huge pains in the ass and BOTH seem like grade A bitches.

  16. k says:

    I would say that (for most people) if you want to be a successful model, you have to believe your own hype. If you want to be a successful human being, take Gandy’s advice.

  17. Eleonor says:

    It doesn’t sound bitchy to me, it’s more a statement which describes the matter of fact: there’s no need to behave like you’re a sort of messiah, only because you are a supermodel. You have to be goodlooking (and nobody can chose it) and know how to pose, it can’t be THAT difficult. He is saying the truth, being a supermodel it’s not like winning a nobel prize for having found a cure for HIV, or Alzheimer disease, and who behaves like Gisele is difficult -maybe impossible- to get on with.

  18. Blue says:

    He’s so hot!!!
    I love his bitching and speaking freely. I do think it would take a special woman to be his long term girlfriend though.

  19. The Original Mia says:

    Dude…please. Get over yourself. IF modeling isn’t all that, then what else do you do? Started a foundation? Going to school? Doing something other than shilling for stuff and living off that money? No? Then, STFU & look pretty.

    • Minty says:

      I get what you’re saying. Models have a well-deserved reputation for being shallow and vacuous, but there are exceptions, like anything else.

      I appreciate David’s candor. The Daily Mail article mentions he also refurbishes antiques and has interior designed some properties. He writes a car column for GQ. Some commenters pointed out that he’s an ambassador for a dog & cat rescue charity. So he’s doing more than just posing for cameras. Plus, the industry pressured him to conform and lose lots of weight and he flat out refused.

      And let’s be honest here. Few of us would turn down the rare offer to model for high fashion. Who would mind being paid that much money to wear luxurious clothes and travel all over the world? I would love to have the best beauty people styling me to look fabulous in photos. Excluding the starving and the body snarking, it sure beats the job I have now, expending much more mental effort while earning less than 1/10 of David’s annual income.

      • The Original Mia says:

        Wasn’t he just bitching earlier this week about not making as much as the female models? He is just upset that he’s not making the same amount they are & that Gisele, someone he doesn’t like, is the top earner.

        If Gisele had made comments about another model male or female, folks on here would have ripped her a new one. He doesn’t get a pass (from me) because he has a penis.

  20. brin says:

    OMG….I didn’t think I could love him more but now I do!

  21. Mirella says:

    I didn’t think I could love him more, but after the GB comments, I do. 🙂

  22. Crystal says:

    I’m not sure what to think about this interview but I will say that this fool is lucky he’s a man because if a female model had come out and thrown shade at Giselle she would have been called ‘jealous’ and ‘catty’. He’ll get away with this because he has a penis.

    I do agree with him about actors/singers/models sticking to their day jobs though. Actors/singers are terrible models for the most part and most models shouldn’t be given a platform to speak let alone act.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      I kinda think he should take his own advice and STFU.

      • I Choose Me says:

        Yes! I mean don’t we throw shade at other celebrities on here for being unprofessional? I mean I got no love for Ms. Bundchen but it’s a bit of bitch move no? Why does he get a pass?

        For the record I don’t mind bitchy. As long as the bitch owns their bitchiness.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ I Chose-Exactly. Plus as I stated above, he probably hates Giselle because they both have ginormous egos and neither likes playing second fiddle. I used to think Gandy was super-hot but his personality makes him completely ugly to me. If he had talent to back it up it might be different but he’s just a pretty face with a grating personality imo.

    • Day says:

      You are so right. If this was a woman, she would be called bitchy(along w/other things) and it wouldn’t be in a good way.

      Both seem to have massive egos and that is the real reason they can’t get along.

  23. Another Nina says:

    Speaking of Gisele, I don’t think she is the worst one. 8-9 years ago, there was a story in either Bazaar or Elle about a journalist going on some sort of promotional bus tour with Victoria Secret models. Those girls made her life a living hell. That Amvrosia creature – and I refuse to google a right spelling for her – got a habit of pointing finger at journo and loudly asking why was she on a bus with them since she was so ugly. Other girls giggled as well, and refused even to greet the journo. Anyway, she said Gisele was the only one who acted friendly and professionally…

    • Kristin says:

      I used to work for VS waaay back in the day. Gisele came to one of the stores in my district. I didn’t get to meet her, but a couple of the girls I work with did. They were Brazilian and were walking to the store room to get something, chattering away in Portguese. Gisele was in the back office (smoking like a chimney apparently), heard them, came running out and greeted them like they were long lost friends. She hugged them, chatted with them, and insisted on having a picture with them.

      I’ll eyeroll her perfect parenting crap, but I always remember that story. Nobody that’s 100% full of themselves would lower themselves to chat with shopgirls if they didn’t have some humility.

    • kazoo says:

      Ooooh, I want to read this article!

    • Anna says:

      Where can I find this article??

      • another nina says:

        It could be either harper’s bazaar (US), Elle (US), Glamour, Self or doubtely -Town and Country. I tend to think it’s 2002-beginning of 2004 timeframe ’cause I vividly remember my room in NJ where I was reading that article and what I was wearing at that time, and that it was towards the end of the journal. Sorry for all this useless information – I don’t know how to find this article… 😉 I know that I read this article and started boycotting Victoria Secret ever since.

  24. I Choose Me says:

    Bitchy comment, probably true. But he’s no prize in my book either. I think his ego’s just as big. Maybe that’s why I’m so meh on him. I mean I can see the hot. I know it’s there but he just leaves my biscuits cold.

  25. bluhare says:

    Could you imagine sharing a bathroom with this guy? That said, I wouldn’t mind giving it a go.

  26. Chickie Baby says:

    Seems like NOBODY gets on with Gisele. Would love to see her do something productive and away from her wealth and glamorous lifestyle.

    But I do like this guy. He’s quite a character.

  27. Mara says:

    Gisele is a very good looking model but this guy not so much .

  28. Whatever!!! says:

    God what a beautiful man!!!!!!

  29. Aubra says:

    Well GAT DAMN!!! Who is this sexy slice of hot??

  30. I Choose Me says:

    Eve says:
    June 19, 2012 at 12:09 pm
    @ I Choose Me:

    Hey, I answered your question about the gifs (from where I get them) on that last post about Chris Evans.


    Saw it and I did check out the links. Thanks again. *internet hug*

    • Eve says:

      *internet hug back*

      There are literally hundreds of tumblr pages featuring Hiddleston, so if I ever come accross another good one, I’ll try to post its link here.

  31. Trek Girl says:

    He is entertaining, isn’t he?

    For those not in know, he has a blog on the VOGUE UK website. Google “David Gandy Blog” and it should pop up right at or near the top.

    His interviews are interesting, but his blog is much, much better and may help those who don’t like him, or are indifferent, see what all the hype, or at least a bit of the hype, is about.

  32. jessie says:

    Just being devil’s advocate… I don’t care about either one of them, but what little I have read about Gisele is she is uber- professional when it comes to work. Shows up on time, does her job, etc. Who knows about his guy. Maybe he shows up late, goofs around, wastes a lot of time and it pisses her off. And he interprets this to mean that she thinks she is too serious about her job. Whether you are a brain surgeon or a model or stocking shelves at Walmart, if you have a job, shut up and do it.

  33. Kosmos says:

    Yes, LIKE him, not just for his looks, but he sounds like a good guy…I’ve been hearing several things about Gisele, so it must be true that she is difficult and arrogant. I used to be a fan of hers, but I never support models/actors/singers who are feel entitled or too full of themselves. I think he’s right about her, too bad. I think her hubby Tom Brady, will have a difficult life with her due to this.

  34. anti-icon says:

    My god this man is beautiful. The fact that he doesn’t get along with Giselle is just icing on a very purty cake.

    More David Gandy, please.

  35. normades says:

    and in other news Kate Moss is AWESOME!

  36. Dana says:

    Finally someone who knows Gisele confirms what we ALL suspected. The woman is a heaping, steaming POS! Team Gandy all the way.

  37. Ginger says:

    David Gandy is on the level of a Greek God…he is built like a classic male statue. I can’t believe how gorgeous he is. I don’t understand why he would even be in the same campaign as that woman. Everyone says how awesome her body is but I don’t think so. I think a much more curvy figure is attractive on a woman. I really don’t think she is all that pretty either. Well, if you believe David she’s not that pretty on the inside either.

  38. Claudia says:

    Really, really don’t like this guy. Comes off like a loser, albeit one that is rich and others find pretty. Personality colors everything for me– I find him to be whiny, self-absorbed, hypocritical, unprofessional, bitchy (sorry, but unlike so many, it’s actually NOT a trait I find amusing or admirable), shallow, and thus… hugely unattractive.

  39. Hugo says:

    Of course he does not like Gisele, he´s a diva himself and does not want to be overshadowed by her. Go Diva!

  40. Carolyn says:

    Gandy gets “cool points” for being friends with (and name-checking) Yasmin & Helena :). Some models should be just seen and not heard. They’re not hired for their sparkling personalities.

  41. lady_luck says:

    Given D.G’s outlandish disgruntlement against women being paid more than him in modelling (oh boohoo you egotistical, mysogynistic ****) it’s easy to see why he hates Giselle, being the biggest women earner in modelling. This man needs a gag – seriously. Model and shut up, because you don’t have anything nice to say.