David Gandy, who made it big in 2007 with a Dolce & Gabbana ad, claims male models are treated like the scum of the earth.
He told The London Sunday Times:
"Trust me to end up working in the only industry in the world where women get paid more than men, and treated loads better. We're trying to change that. In the hierarchy of a shoot, you have the photographer, the female model, the stylists, the assistants, then the male model. You are the lowest of the low."
Gandy also says there's more than to a model than being ridiculously good looking:
"There’s a bit of Zoolanderesque presumption about who you are. And in some ways I’m trying to break that trend. People think if you’re in modeling, you stay in modeling because you can’t do anything else. But I’m at the top of my league, I’m having a bit of influence on people for once, and I’m enjoying it. It’s opening up many doors, so I’d be pretty stupid to leave it.”
Hmm. He's kind of sending a mixed message here.
On the one hand he says male models are treated like crap, but at the same time it's better to deal with it because you'll make a lot of money?
Yeah, that makes sense.
[Image via Daniel Deme/WENN.]
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