The fashion industry has given me all the avenues to be able to do everything that I’ve really, really wanted to do

“Being Danish, you become very self-ironic and you have a certain confidence in yourself that doesn’t allow for other people to put pressure on you. That was probably a very important quality to come into the business with. No one was messing with me, that’s for sure.”— Helena Christensen on how her background protected her from size zero expectation

“I have my own clothing range, I have four charities, I powerboat race, I race cars. I have my racing license. I write for Vogue and GQ. I review cars for Vanity Fair. I don’t really model that much anymore because I have all these other things. But the fashion industry has given me all the avenues to be able to do everything that I’ve really, really wanted to do.”— David Gandy