A couple of weeks ago the girls at Fresh Academy had the opportunity to meet and photograph the new Mr England – Jordan Williams. Not only did we shoot his new portfolio, but we were able to have a quick chat about his achievements during the competition and his aspirations beyond being crowned.
So, let’s start at the beginning of the story, what was it that inspired you to enter Mr England?
I heard about it through a local Miss England organiser scouting when I was out shopping so I went on to enter Mr Coventry not knowing much about the competition. I was lucky enough to end up winning the competition and finishing 4th at Mr England 2011! I loved every second of it so the next year I entered Mr Rugby and won which meant I had another shot at Mr England. I feel my experience from the 2011 competition helped me win and it’s such an amazing experience!
You were up against some tough competition, how did you feel when you won?
Incredible! Didn’t believe it to begin with as I really didn’t expect to win! I was really happy that I made my family and friends really proud and even now im still getting so many congratulations messages! It’s unreal.
We’ve heard you are the first Mr England to have tattoos! Any other surprises up your sleeves?
Yeah I heard that! I think that’s insane! I love my tattoos and each and every one of them has a great deal of meaning to me mainly surrounding my catholic faith and the pride of remembering my grandad who was a spitfire pilot (hence the spitfire tattoo on my chest). Any other surprises? Umm well i suppose its no surprise that im living at the gym with my personal trainer and the experts and Nuffield Health at the moment in preparation for Mr World! Expect a very different me in 6 months!
What is the most exciting thing that has happened to you so far, since winning the title?
A few things that I cant talk about but all the opportunities are really exciting. I loved my day at Fresh with Maresa and Vicky! I’ve been lucky enough to be invited to play in a celebrity football match as a celebrity which is insane, alongside cast members of Hollyoaks, Eastenders and Waterloo road.
How was your experience at Fresh?
Awesome! I’m not a model, never have been… I’m a professional singer so I’m most comfortable with a microphone in front of me but the girls made me feel so at ease it seemed to come naturally. We had a laugh practicing ‘the smoulder’ (reference from ‘Tangled’) and we had a great day! I would highly recommend a shoot at Fresh to anybody. Since my shoot at Fresh I have been looking at modelling agencies to get some work! A couple have already contacted me since i won. I will use my experience at Fresh going forward, it was so invaluable!
What are you most looking forward to in the future?
Mainly Mr World! I figure I’ve come this far, why stop here? I’m also running The Great North Run and have loads of plans for charity work over the next two years. I am open to suggestions and love getting involved so please follow me on twitter @MrEngland2013 and get me involved at your event!
Any advice for future applicants?
Enjoy it! Be yourself! And Smile! If you do those things you will be there! I didn’t think I had a chance and now my life has changed completely so I just want everybody who is interested to go for it and never give up. I won second time around! 😉
Thanks Jordan, we’re looking forward to welcoming you back in a few months time, I’m sure your hard work will pay off and we’re enjoying following your updates on Twitter!
Oh, and how could we forget? Here are some of our favourite’s from Jordan’s shoot.