Nicklas Pedersen, 23, from Denmark won the Mr. World 2014 contest in Torbay, England on June 15th. He bested 45 contenders for the title of the world's most desirable man. The 1st runner-up is Emmanuel Ikubese of Nigeria and the 2nd runner-up is José Pablo Minor of Mexico. Pedersen was crowned by last year's winner, Francisco Escobar of Colombia.
Completing the top 10 were the delegates from the Netherlands, Curacao, Ukraine, Moldova, England, Puerto Rico, and India. Heavy favorites from Argentina and the Philippines were completely shut out. The live show was telecast on YouTube for over two hours.
Earlier during the show, five contestants who had won special awards were fast-tracked to the top 10: Demian Overduijn of the Netherlands (Multi-Media award), Valeriu Gutu of Moldova (Extreme Sports Challenge winner), Nicklas Pedersen (Mr. World Sports), and Emmanuel Ikubese of Nigeria (Fashion & Style Challenge winner).
The judging panel consisted of Chairman and CEO of Miss World LTD, Julia Morley; musical director Mike Dixon; choreographer & stage director Donna Derby; hair, make-up and stylist expert Andrew Minarik; Mister World 2012 Francisco Escobar; Miss World 1981 from Venezuela Pilín León; and Miss World Australia 2013 Erin Holland.
|Nicklas kisses his crystal trophy. His victory marks Denmark's first ever major international win in male pageantry.
|The new king takes his first selfie as Mr. World with his predecessor Francisco Escobar
Critical Beauty had the privilege of interviewing Nicklas before he left for England.
If you missed his interview, you can read it here.
Photos courtesy of Mr. World Facebook Page