Mister World 2019 Jack Heslewood, 28, of Hertfordshire, England has been conferred as an Irmão Confrade Cavaleiro de Merito (Knight of Merit). It was for his contributions to scientific and charitable causes aside from being the first representative of England to win to win either Mr. World or Miss World.
The ceremonial investiture took place at St. Cuthbert’s Church Earl’s Court in London. Held in the United Kingdom once a year, the investiture is part of the Catholic honors system operated globally by The Royal Confraternity of Saint Teotonio, who was a Portuguese saint.
Before being crowned Mr. World 2019, Heslewood has been involved with the WaveLength charity, which helps alleviate isolation across the U.K. by providing technology to people who are lonely and living in poverty to help them reconnect with the world. Also involved with the charity is his sister Kirsty Heslewood, 30, who finished in the Top 10 when she represented England in Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.
Jack attended Manor Fields Primary School and St. Mary’s Catholic School in Hertfordshire. At the age of 21, he earned his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineer from Kingston University in Kingston upon Thames, London.
On August 23, 2019, Jack was crowned as Mr. World 2019 by Mr. World 2016 Rohit Khandelwal, 29, of India at the coronation night at the Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines. The Hertfordshire native bested 71 other candidates from around the world.
“I just knew he could do it,” the Lancashire Post quoted Miss Preston 2019 Niamh Taylor, 22, of Chorley, Lancashire, England as saying of Jack. “I knew he had everything. I suppose I’m a bit biased but I really thought he had a great chance of winning.”
Taylor and Jack have been dating since they met as contestants at Miss and Mr. England at Kelham Hall in Newark, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands, England in June 2017. Watch the crowning of the first ever Mr. England to win Mr. World here: