Lurgan's Dwayne-Andrew Kerr loses out on Mr World title
Lurgan's Dwayne-Andrew Kerr has been beaten to the Mr World 2014 title and £30,000 prize money by Denmark's Nicklas Pedersen.
The 21-year-old creative computing student, the current Mr Northern Ireland, didn't make the top 10 at the final of the event in Torbay, England, but said he was happy to have been involved.
Following events including Sports Challenge, Talent Award, Fashion and Style, Multi-Media and Extreme Challenge, Mr Denmark was placed first yesterday out of more than 40 men, with Mr Nigeria second and Mr Mexico third.
Last night, Dwayne, who moved to Lurgan from Jamaica when he was seven, told the Belfast Telegraph he was disappointed not to make the top 10 but had gained valuable experience.
"The experience I have had has been one that I never thought would happen," he said.
"Being able to meet so many people from different parts of the world has been tremendous. It is something I will never forget."
It is some consolation to the handsome University of Ulster student and Alison Clarke model that the 'Blue Team' he was placed in for a series of Mr World challenges over the last two weeks won an award.
"Each contestant was put into a team when they got here and we had to take part in challenges and as a team we won," he said.