Kamal Ibrahim

Kamal Ibrahim (1985-)

Irish

Kamal Ibrahim was on born 10 November 198. He is an Irish television presenter, actor and former male model. He was the winner of Mister World 2010, having won the competition held in Incheon, South Korea on 27 March 2010.

 

Kamal was born in Limerick, Ireland to a Nigerian father and an Irish-Italian mother; through his mother, Kamal is a first cousin of U.S. actor Danny DeVito. He finished primary school at J.F.K Memorial and went on to complete his leaving certificate at the Ardscoil Ris all-boys Catholic secondary school.

 

At 16, he enlisted as a part-time reservist in the Irish Defence Forces and was an active member for 9 years, serving as a 3 star private in the artillery & air defense unit.

 

At 18 he attended the Limerick Institute of Technology to study Electronic Engineering. He dropped out of the college within a year to fund his way through flight school; he got his private pilot's license at the age of 19. He returned to college at 21 and earned a professional qualification in Resource Management while working as a recruitment consultant for engineering and pharmaceutical companies, which he continued until he was 23.

 

Ibrahim began modeling at the age of 19 to further fund his pilot studies. At 23 he was entered into the Mr. Ireland contest, which he won. The following year in March 2010, he was flown to South Korea to represent Ireland at "Mr. World," the world's largest and most famous, ‘boot camp styled’ modeling contest. Of the 74 countries represented, Ibrahim placed first and was crowned "Mr. World," “The worlds most desirable man”. Ibrahim spent the following 2 years traveling the world as the global ambassador for the Mister World Organisation.

 

In January 2011 Ibrahim began to explore television. He attended The Park Studio in Dublin and Aspire Presenting in London to learn about television production and to train as a television presenter. In the summer of 2011 he enrolled at the Met Film School in Ealing studios in London to train as an actor for film and television; he also took up hip-hop, salsa and Jazz at Pineapple dance studios, received vocal training at the London Academy of Media, Film & Television, and worked intermittently as an online game show presenter for Gold Rush TV.

Ibrahim moved to Australia in March 2012. He returned to recruitment for a period. He soon found work as an actor, model and presenter through several agencies in Sydney.

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