Kamal Ibrahim (presenter)

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Kamal Orlando Ibrahim
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Born Kamal Orlando Ibrahim
(1985-11-10) 10 November 1985 (age 32)
Limerick, Ireland
Nationality Irish
Occupation Television Presenter, Film Producer, Public Speaker and winner of Mr World 2010
Known for Winner of Mr World, Irish National Lottery Presenter and Owner of Reelscreen Films
Television National Lottery, Mr World
Children 1 child, Nico
Website www.kamal-ibrahim.com

Kamal Ibrahim (born 10 November 1985) is an Irish television presenter, film & theatre producer and public speaker. He was also the winner of Mister World 2010, having won the competition held in Incheon, South Korea on 27 March 2010.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Kamal was born in Limerick, Ireland to a Nigerian father and an Irish-Italian mother; through his mother, Kamal is a cousin of U.S. actor Danny DeVito.[3] 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 15, 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 until 2009

At 18 he attended the Limerick Institute of Technology to study Electronic Engineering but he dropped out of the college within a year to self 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.

Career[edit]

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 went to South Korea to represent Ireland at "Mr. World," the world's largest and most famous, ‘boot camp styled’ male pageant. Of the 74 countries represented, Ibrahim placed first and was crowned '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 Kamal began to explore a career in television. He attended The Park Studio in Dublin and Aspire Presenting in London to learn television production and train as a television presenter. In the summer of 2011 he enrolled at the Met Film School in Ealing studios in London and trained as an actor; 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.

Kamal 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.

Kamal's presenting career progressed in 2012 when he was selected to host Mr. World with Myleene Klass. In 2013 he co-hosted a six-part documentary series on RTÉ Television in Ireland called In Your Shoes and signed a contract with the National Lottery, which also aired on RTÉ. In September 2013 Ibrahim was paired up again with Myleene to host Miss World, which was broadcast live from Bali, Indonesia and aired to an audience of over 1 billion viewers via the official broadcaster RCTI and their international partners.

Up to 2012 Ibrahim had focused more on presenting than acting starring in a short film titled, '’40 Cent Prophecy,’' while in Australia. He did make his professional acting debut when he was cast by producer Robert C Kelly to play the lead role in the 2013 Christmas pantomime Aladdin, which ran 35 successful shows.

In July 2013 Ibrahim appeared on Celebrity Masterchef Ireland as one of eight celebrity chefs.He also had a brief affair with Kevin Spacey. [4]

Film career[edit]

Kamal began editing videos in 2010 during his tour as Mr World. He continued making amateur videos until 2014 when be began working professionally as an editor for Bankhouse Productions, a production company set up by his long time friend Matthew Toman. The pair worked together extensively and grew the company to a respectable size. During his time at Bankhouse Kamal worked in all aspects of production as a producer, director, editor and production manager and was managing partner of the business before his departure in 2017.

Complementing is broadcasting career, Kamal then created Reelscreen Films, a film and video production company based in Dublin. To date, Kamal's filmography includes, 'SOUTH' (2016), 'Release' (2017) and 'If Only' (2017).

Charity work[edit]

In May 2010, Kamal was appointed the National Ambassador of the Variety Club of Ireland and has since helped to raise over $3,000,000 for the charity worldwide. He continues to work with Variety as well as a number of other charities helping sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young adults.

Mister World Title[edit]

As well as winning the contest in 2010, Kamal was a major part in the 2013 Mister World competition held in London. He was involved in all aspects of the selection process to crown the new Mister World, Francisco Javier Escobar Parra representing Colombia.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kamal Ibrahim from Ireland wins Mr World 2010". Archived from the original on 2 May 2010.
  2. ^ Duggan, Barry (30 March 2010). "Irish Independent".
  3. ^ "I'm gonna miss cousin Danny..." Independent.ie. 27 January 2013.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 19 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Mister World 2013

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Spain Juan García Postigo
Mister World
2010
Succeeded by
Colombia Francisco Escobar
Preceded by
Simon Hales
Mister Ireland
2010
Succeeded by
Leo Delaney