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David Gandy on the Green Room at the Olympic Closing Ceremony: ‘It Was Actually Surprisingly Demure’

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Though he likely needed a Paxil or seventeen upon reaching the runway, the sole male model to walk at the Games’ finale described a calm backstage scene to the Telegraph: “All we were imbibing were cups of tea and coffee and having cake rather than anyone doing anything untoward.” Cake! He added, “Everybody was behaving in a way that was very British. There were some of the biggest stars in the world in that room, but they all seemed to be conscious of the fact that the real heroes were the athletes and it just wasn’t the time or the place for any diva behaviour.” So, Naomi was in her own holding cell, then.

David Gandy on the Closing Ceremony Green Room