We almost didn't make it through Jennifer Lopez's Taylor Swift-like intro to "First Love," but man are we glad we stuck around for a few more seconds. David Gandy's presence in this music video saves the entire project because Gandy is hotter than the desert background of "First Love." Here are a few fun facts about the guy who has us saying, "Jennifer who?"
• Gandy's friends conned him into entering a modeling competition before Gandy graduated from college with a marketing degree. He not only won the competition, but he landed a prestigious modeling contract with Select Model Management. A star was born.
• Dolce & Gabbana took notice of Gandy's hotness, and in 2006, he became the muse and face for "Light Blue" fragrance, which happens to be one of the world's best-selling male fragrances. If Gandy looks familiar, it's because he's the total babe you've been staring at in those print ads for years.
• Mr. Light Blue isn't just a pretty face and incredible body. The boy also has smarts, and in 2011, he started writing a blog for Vogue.com and became an official car reviewer for GQ.com. Just when we thought this guy couldn't get more attractive, he proves us wrong by having brains and brawn.
• Scars can be sexy, like when they appear on a canvas like Gandy. He got one of his scars because a friend shut a car door on him, and the scar on his left eyebrow is from his days as a rugby player.
• Though his piercing gaze can cut through a black and white print ad (or video in this case), Gandy doesn't wear colored lenses. He is short-sighted and wears contacts, but they aren't tinted.
• By now you're wondering what you and Gandy may have in common. Does he like long strolls on the beach and quiet candle-lit dinners at home? Here is a list of Gandy's favorite things:
Color — Midnight blue
Song — "Fly Me to the Moon" (by Tony Bennett)
Snack — Dried peas
Vacation spot — Africa
Movie — Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Sweet — Sticky toffee pudding
Cocktail — Old Fashioned
Television show — House of Cards
Sport — Rugby
Actor — Paul Newman
Singer/band — Tony Bennett
Espresso drink — Hazelnut Americano
Vegetable — Peas
Car — Jaguar F-Type Coupe
Book — The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill
App — SoundHound
But enough talk. Check out the video that inspired our love note to Gandy, heretofore known as "The guy who saved Jennifer Lopez's 'First Love' video."
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