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Jack Eyers becomes the first amputee to win Mr England

Jack Eyers
Jack Eyers Image credit: independent.co.uk

It’s been quite a week for 28-year-old Jack Eyers. The Bournemouth based model has been the first amputee to be crowned Mr England.

He was awarded the title at a black-tie dinner which was held in Birmingham last Friday night where guests heard about Eyer’s courageous journey.

When he was 16 Jack made the incredibly difficult decision to have his right leg amputated after suffering severe pain from an underdeveloped limb which had materialised since birth.

His dreams of being a firefighter might had been burnt out, but instead he became a qualified personal trainer.

After signing up to Models of Diversity Eyers made history by becoming the first disabled make model to take part in New York Fashion Week and more recently he strutted down the catwalk at the AW17 Teatum Jones show which took place at London Fashion Week.

He told The Independent: "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. I feel very strongly that Mr England is not just a beauty pageant, it is all round."

Jack says his next ambition is to win Mr World.