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[PHOTOS] Ex-rocket scientist Jack Heslewood crowned Mr. World 2019 in the Philippines

Jack Heslewood

Jack Heslewood

On August 23, 2019, Mr. World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal, 29, of India crowned former rocket scientist Jack Heslewood, 27, of England as his successor at the Mr. World 2019 coronation night at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The ceremony was hosted by Miss World 2013 Megan Young, 29, and her boyfriend Mikael Daez, 29.

Runner-up to Heslewood was Fezile Mkhize, 28, of South Africa while Brian Faugier, 25, of Mexico was second runner-up. Carlos Franco, 27, of Brazil and Alejandro Martinez, 26, of Dominican Republic made it to the Top 5.

Before winning the Mr. World 2019 title, Heslewood performed well in the fast track events. He made it to the Top 5 of both the Top Model challenge and the Talent and Creativity contest.

Heslewood has an IQ of 181. He is the first Mr. World from England.

Mr. World 2019 is the 10th edition of the male international beauty pageant, marking the first time it was held in the Philippines. Heslewood bested 71 other candidates from around the world.

Mr. World Organization CEO Julia Morley was the chairman of the board of judges. Her fellow judges were Miss World 2008 Ksenia Sukhinova, 31, Miss World 2016 Stephanie del Valle, 22, Miss World 2018 Vanessa Ponce de Leon, 27, Mr. World Organization head Arnold Vegafria, 49, Mr. World stylist Andrew Minarik, Mr. World musical director Mike Dixon, Mr. World choreographer and stage director Donna Derby, Bench founder and CEO Ben Chan and ABS-CBN broadcaster and journalist Korina Sanchez-Roxas, 54.

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Hailing from Hertfordshire, England, Heslewood speaks English, basic French and Bahasa. He was 21 years old when he earned his degree in Aerospace Engineer from Kingston University in Kingston upon Thames, London, England.

Passionate about music and technology, the Hertfordshire native is a talented drummer and a former rocket scientist for Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group at the Cambridge International Airport in Cambridgeshire, England. He also enjoys skiing and competing in triathlons.

Crowned Mr. World England 2019 in February 2019, Heslewood succeeded Christopher Bramell, 25, of Liverpool, England. The latter made it to the Top 5 in Mr. World 2016 in Southport, England.

Originally, Heslewood was runner-up to Mr. England 2017 Jack Eyers. However, national director Angie Beasley appointed Heslewood as Mr. World England 2019, replacing Eyers for undisclosed reasons.

In 2018, Heslewood represented England in Manhunt International in Gold Coast, Australia. He finished in the Top 15.

In 2013, Heslewood’s sister Kirsty Heslewood, 30, represented England in Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia. She finished in the Top 10.

Meanwhile, here is Jack’s crowning moment as Mr. World 2019:

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