Usually, our Andrew Christian posts have to do with a sexy video (of which there are many), but this time we thought we’d share some of the fan questions the designer recently answered & posted.
We met Andrew Christian and toured the head office and manufacturing facility when we first started the site a few years ago. Between then and now, Andrew Christian’s business and popularity has skyrocketed and not only is he known for his underwear, but also for his sexy models and videos.
In the interview, AC talks about his favorite underwear, how he selects models, if he would ever model, and if he believes the Andrew Christian brand has negative or positive effect of the overall body image of gays. Check out his responses to these questions and more below.
Teddy Grams: Does Andrew wear his own underwear designs and which design is his favorite?
Andrew Christian: “Of course I wear my own underwear, I actually test out new designs before I release them to the masses. This way I can make sure I am producing the best fitting and most comfortable underwear possible. It’s hard for me to choose a favorite pair of underwear, I feel like each of my designs is like one of my children. If I had to choose one I would have to say it’s the brand new Trophy Boy Brief. These underwear are designed with an extra large pouch for those boys who need a little added comfort and room in front.”
Jeff Shepherd: When is Andrew going to model his underwear for us? He’s hot!!!
Andrew Christian: “I always find it flattering when people ask me to model the underwear, but I would feel way too exposed and conceited to do model for my own brand. I appreciate the compliments though!”
Werner Strydom: What are you looking for in a model?
Andrew Christian: “Most people automatically think that being an Andrew Christian model is all about looks, but even if a model is physically perfect, sometimes the fans will not respond to them. Andrew Christian fans love models that have a big personality, that know how to have fun, and do not take themselves too serious. A perfect AC model is the cute boy next door, with a bit of a naughty side.”
Nick Porter: Do you feel that the Andrew Christian brand is having a negative or positive effect of the overall body image of gays?
Andrew Christian: “I think Andrew Christian has a positive effect on the body image of gays. I have traveled all around the US doing fashions shows and I’m always struck when I meet people and they tell me such inspirational stories. I met a guy one time at a fashion show I was doing in Seattle. He reveled to me that he had lost 120 pounds just so he could fit into Andrew Christian underwear. Now if this isn’t positive I don’t know what is. Not only does this guy look good now, but he will lead a longer an much healthier life now. It’s all about being the best you can be, sure the underwear look good on our sexy models but I design the underwear to fit real people and make them feel attractive and sexy.”
Matthew Kelly: How do i get an invite to a Andrew Christian party as i would really like to go to one?
Andrew Christian: “The best chance you would have would be to visit Los Angeles b/c we are headquartered here. We do attend huge events like Winter Party in Miami, White Party in Palm Springs, Black and Blue Ball in Canada, and Matinee in Vegas.”
Fenix Phinea: Did you ever expected to become successful quickly?
Andrew Christian: “Andrew Christian was not an overnight success. I actually started the company in 1997, and at that time I only made sportswear. The collection evolved over the years, I slowly added swimwear, then underwear. That is when the popularity of Andrew Christian Spiked with the release of underwear. It’s been really great how the public has accepted and grown to love my designs, but I am humbled by my years of struggling in the the beginning of my career. I do feel blessed to have what I have now.”