A BILLERICAY-born supermodel wants the town “taken off” his passport because he fears people think he is unitelligent.

David Gandy has modelled for an endless list of giant fashion and perfume brands, boasting the likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Zara, Marks & Spencer, Hugo Boss, and H&M on his resume.

The 42-year-old model joked about wanting to separate himself from the town where he was born in during a Telegraph interview published last week.

When discussing his upbringing and accent, Mr Gandy, who was born in Billericay in 1980, told the Telegraph: “I’m always trying to get Billericay taken off my passport.”

The 6-foot-two model claimed throughout his career he had often been stereotyped as a “Zoolander” character – with people assuming he was good looking but unintelligent.

Reportedly now worth more than £12.5 million, Mr Gandy has launched his own clothing brand, David Gandy Wellwear.

The clothing is perhaps not as formal or exuberant as you might expect from a man known around the world for wearing stylish suits.

The clothing is more comfortable than that, stuff you can see yourself wearing day-to-day at home or to the shops.

They aren’t just any old items though, Mr Gandy, who previously told of how he was as once picked on by classmates when he was a pupil at Billericay School in his teens, claims.

One thing he has learned from working “with some of the greatest creatives, like Dolce & Gabbana”, he says, is you shouldn’t underestimate the workmanship that goes into simple outfits.

“It’s not just a T-shirt and a pair of jeans – it’s a very well put together, good fitting pair of jeans that look great. To make that relaxed look really stand out – sometimes, it’s not as easy as you think.”

The brand is mostly focused around athli-leisure clothing, comfort and wellbeing.

“Wellwear is a new clothing category combining wardrobe and well-being. In a world where we are increasingly educated in self care, Wellwear is bringing the clothing industry up to speed,” the website explains.

“A collection of pieces designed to support living well in the world sets the brand apart; this isn't activewear, sportswear, loungewear, nightwear, casualwear or leisurewear.”