David makes waves with a stylish new look

David Crockett and wife Cheryl are interviewed for Living Proof. (supplied)

It’s not every day one becomes a TV star, but that’s what happened to David Crockett of GemLife Woodend.

Ahead of a cruise holiday with his wife Cheryl, David wanted a vacation wardrobe to take him from shore excursions to formal night dining with ease, so he volunteered for a clothing makeover for an episode GemLife’s exclusive TV show, Living Proof, that releases at the end of this month.

David entrusted his wardrobe to fashion style and image consultant Tasha Homan after conceding that many jackets in his wardrobe were reefer styles that dated back to the 1970s.

“I was really interested in the clothes Tasha showed me – the type of things that young guys in their 20s and 30s are wearing now, particularly jackets that are left open and don’t button up,” he said.

“Still, I’m going to hang on to some of my old jackets, you’ll never know when they’ll come back into fashion again!”

Despite being in front of the camera for the first time, David was a natural, so it’s no surprise to learn that he’s often front and centre organising entertainment at GemLife Woodend – including a recent concert event featuring veteran entertainer Issi Dye.

“We’ve got a really great community with lots of ideas, and I help turn those ideas into shows,” he said.

David’s wife Cheryl said they both enjoyed filming the segment for Living Proof by GemLife.

“It certainly gave us a greater appreciation of what goes on behind the scenes to film the reality TV shows we see on television,” she said.

In addition to travel, Cheryl and David enjoy their active social life including regular happy hours, dinner parties and raffles at the country club.

“It’s the lovely neighbours that makes living at GemLife so enjoyable,” she said.

“Another big appeal of living at GemLife Woodend is being so close to family. My daughter lives across the road and it’s wonderful to have her and the grandchildren nearby.”