Rocket scientist and Mr England title holder Jack Heslewood has his sights set on Mr World domination
Rocket scientist and former Bishop's Stortford schoolboy Jack Heslewood is reaching for the stars and bidding to become Mr World.
The 28-year-old, who has a degree in aerospace engineering and holds the Mr England title, is following in the footsteps of sister Kirsty.
She competed in the Miss World finals in Bali six years ago and was ranked sixth overall, from a record 130 countries, becoming Miss World-UK in the process.
Kirsty and Jack are the first siblings to compete in the Miss World and Mr World pageants.
Like their older sister Karina, both attended Manor Fields Primary School in Thorley Park before attending St Mary's Catholic School in Windhill, Bishop's Stortford.
Jack is flying to the Philippines on Sunday (August 4) and taking part in three weeks of heats before the final on August 23.
He said: "My ambition is to inspire youngsters to learn about science and engineering."
Jack worked as a structural design engineer at Marshall Aerospace in Cambridge for three years before leaving to travel and model.
He was also accepted into American Ivy League university Stanford's business accelerator programme, called Ignite London, in Canary Wharf.
Jack is a keen sportsman and all-mountain skier. On his 25th birthday, he completed an Ironman triathlon – a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, 112-mile (180km) bike ride and 26.2-mile (42.2km) marathon run – for charity.
This means he is well placed for Mr World's three-week series of challenges and an epic Gladiator-style tournament including sprinting, swimming, climbing, jumping and interviews.
During the competition, he will also be showing off his self-taught drumming skills and talking about his charity work for Beauty With a Purpose.
Mum Kerry and dad John will be travelling to Asia to support their son.
To support Jack, download the Mobstar app and search Mr World-England 2019. 'Like' all his posts to vote free of charge.
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