At FashionBeans, we’ve long been celebrated the fact that men come in all shapes and sizes. Not a sample size? Not a problem as far as we’re concerned. So, representation should be just as varied – something that makes the newly-minted Mr England a real bellwether in the campaign for a more inclusive industry.
As the first ever amputee to win the title, Jack Eyers from Bournemouth beat 24 contenders for the crown last Friday night – a fine accolade on an already notable CV. The first ever disabled male model to walk New York Fashion Week in 2015 also debuted at London in the Teatum Jones AW17 show.
The 28-year-old took the decision to have his right leg amputated following a birth defect that left him with little muscle development. And, although this may have cut short his dream of becoming a firefighter, it encouraged the model to become fully qualified as a personal trainer.
Granted, all the checkboxes for a promising career are checked, but the ambition doesn’t end there. Next stop, Mr World – he’s got our vote.