Bishop’s Stortford man named Mister World
PUBLISHED: 13:28 18 October 2019
Miss World Organisation
A rocket scientist from Bishop’s Stortford has become the first British man to win the Mr World title
A rocket scientist from Bishop's Stortford has become the first British man to win the Mr World title.
Jack Heslewood, 28, beat 71 of 'the world's most desirable men' to the title at a three-week contest in the Philippines. Run by the Miss World Organisation, the contest is the largest of its kind and saw contestants tested on strength, skills, dedication, fashion, multimedia and charity work.
Jack, who has a degree in aerospace engineering and worked as a structural design engineer at Marshall Aerospace, qualified for the competition after being inspired to enter Mr England by his sister Kirsty who won Miss England in 2013 and came sixth in the Miss World finals in Bali.
'People think it's a beauty pageant but it's actually not that kind of competition anymore,' Jack said of Mr World. 'I had to fundraise for charities, including Variety which works with sick children, to earn my place.'
The competition, held in Manila, involved James playing drums in the talent round, competing in sports events and taking part in an SAS-style assault course. He will now spend the next two years as an ambassador for the Miss World Organisation.
'I'm going to be helping with the charity projects through Beauty with a Purpose and also be promoting science and engineering to young people to inspire them.'
How does he feel to be the world's most desirable man? 'Ultra proud.'