Male model who lost his leg as a teenager is crowned as the new Mr England

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In Birmingham on Saturday, Jack Eyers, 28 was crowned Mr England.

Picture: Rex Features15 July 2017: Stephanie Hill, Miss England 2017/18, and Jack Eyers Mister England 2017/19 (Picture: Rex Features)

The contest is held every two years, and is intended 'to find England's most desirable man'.

The winner is England's official candidate for Mr World, joining counterparts from Northern Ireland, Wales, and Scotland.

Eyers replaces Christopher Bramell, who was the winner for 2015/16.

In addition to taking the crown, Eyers is the first amputee Mr England, and in 2015 was the first disabled person to walk the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

He was born with Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency, a congenital deficiency relating to growth of a thigh bone, close to the hip joint.

Aged 16, Eyers decided to have his right leg removed.

According to the organisers of Mr England, it's not all about looks:

We are searching for men who have a great personality, are keen on getting involved in charity events and somebody that will represent their country well at national and international events.

Eyers is an fitness trainer, model, and this year was a steward at Glastonbury.

Eyers told Metro.

The last five years I have made it my mission to raise the profile of disability in the fashion industry and to become a role model for other amputees and disabled people.

Previously Eyers was Mr Dorset, and in 2012 performed acrobatics in the opening ceremony of the London Para-Olympics.

The finalists.

Eyers says his next goal is Mr World.

In the same ceremony that made Eyers Mr England, Stephanie Hill was crowned Miss England.

HT Metro, Somerset News

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