A Singing Career in the Making...
British model Andrew Cooper was born in 1981 and at this very moment in time is classed as one of the top ten male models in the world. While growing up Andrew never really had any intentions, or even thoughts, of becoming a model; indeed, he was much more interested in forging a career as a singer. This ambition probably stemmed from the nineties boy-band revolution that appeared to making a mark on everyone, and he was actually deemed decent enough to be signed up by none other than Take That’s founder/creator/discoverer, Nigel Martin-Smith.
Martin-Smith tried to guide Andrew along this arduous path he was intent on taking, and helped him in the release of his first single which was titled “I feel Something” by vigorously promoting it using all the means at his disposal. On 27th May 1998 Andrew Cooper debuted his new single at a...fashion show of all places. But unbeknown to him at the time, that was it as far as Andrew Cooper the singing star was concerned! For the next five years nothing was heard about him in terms of a public presence.
A Modelling Career Beckons
Andrew Cooper then surfaces publically in 2003 with his music career firmly in the distant past, but with another career path appearing to open up before him. Supposedly backed at the time by a modelling agency, he agreed to pose for the cover of a fashion-cum-fitness-cum-architectural-cum-interior design magazine going by the name of “Wallpaper”. The image of him with his arms around a punching bag while covered in sweat which adorned the front cover of the magazine drove sales through the roof that month, and until this day that particular issue remains the highest number the magazine has ever sold in any given month.
After the “Wallpaper” shoot, Andrew’s career really took an upward spiral of unimaginable, for him, proportions, and before he knew it the brown haired English lad with the piercing blue eyes was modelling for some of the biggest names in the world of fashion. In 2004, Andrew Cooper appeared, along with his greatest friend Will Chalker, on the cover of i-D magazine. He also featured in an editorial spread in the same magazine in October of that same year. 2004 also heralded his much vaunted debut for Dolce & Gabbana in their then current ad campaign.
A Young Man Reaches for the Stars
In 2005 Andrew Cooper moved on to even greater heights when he became the face of Giorgio Armani and Emporio Armani, and then appearing in a television ad campaign for L’Oreal alongside none other than the beautiful Claudia Schiffer herself. Subsequent years have brought much of the same success for the unassuming Andrew. He became the male face for DKNY as well as featuring in some of the very biggest campaigns for leading lights of the fashion industry such as Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Armani and Swatch. Andrew Cooper also did countless more TV commercials as well as a huge number of catwalk shows and photo shoots for numerous magazines across the world. Who knows what the future holds for this young Englishman, but if the past is anything to go by, then the world really is his oyster!