Zoolander may be one of our favorite fashion films (and the subject of a hotly anticipated sequel!), but David Gandy doesn’t like the movie’s characterization of male models. The world’s most beautiful shy guy had this to say about how dude models are perceived:
“People still just think Zoolander, and to come out with your pride and dignity intact is probably quite hard in this business. Now there are younger guys coming in who want to be models. I’m actually proud to say I’m a model now. You pay your dues of not being listened to, but now people are starting to say, ‘Maybe this guy’s onto something.’ 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.”
While he may have a point, it’s hard not to love the level of success women have been able to achieve in the modeling world.