Mr England emerges Mr World 2019

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Jack Heslewood of England has emerged the new Mr World 2019.

Heslewood defeated 71 other candidates during the grand finale to become the 10th Mr World.

The 27-year-old model also won an award for his impressive drumming, had now succeeded India’s 29-year-old, Rohit Khandelwal, who had just completed his three-year-old reign.

Mr Nigeria, Nelson Enwerem emerged one of the top five talents at the just concluded Mr World pageant in Manila, Philippines.

Also, Enwerem, a model and fashion designer, who won the talent award of being the best in graceful contemporary dance, said that he was grateful to Nigerians and his sponsors.

“I just want to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported my journey. God bless everyone, I tried my best to represent our country which I’m very sure I did extremely well.

“Unfortunately, I didn’t win but everyone who watched the show or was at the event and everyone who competed with us is very aware that the results ain’t fair,” he said.

“All I can say right now is that I’m thankful to God, Silverbird organisation, my family and friends and every Nigerian out there for making this experience worth it for me.”

Mr Nigeria did not make the list of the first five topmost contestants, but Fezile Mkhize, was the only African from South Africa who did.

Mkhize emerged the first runner up and won the Mr World Africa title.

The biennial event, which was held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Friday, Aug. 23, had Mexico’s Brian Faugier, as the second runner up.

Bet Saliva from the Philippines went away with Mr World Asia title.

The five countries that made it to the finals were: Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico, South Africa and current champion, England.

The global titleholder is expected to travel around the world as a charity ambassador.

The Mr World competition is a biennial event and also, it is the male beauty pageant sponsored by the Miss World Organisation. The competition was founded in 1996