‘Mr Photogenic’: Birmingham accountant retains prestigious catwalk award
An aspiring accountant from the West Midlands was celebrating his success on the catwalk earlier this year as he proved brains and beauty can go together.
Zain Hassan, from Birmingham, retained his Mr Photogenic title on 29th August at the annual Mr British Empire Awards.
Originally from Lahore, Pakistan, Zain now resides in the UK and was named Mr Birmingham prior to the competition for the second year in a row.
Competing against representatives from across the country, the 28-year-old also picked up the first runners-up award to the Mr British Empire title, to go alongside his Mr Photogenic accolade.
Speaking about his success, Zain said: “It is obviously a huge confidence boost to win such a prestigious award two years in a row and will be a great addition for my portfolio.
“I have been doing this for around four years now and I really enjoy the competitions and having the chance to model.
“Through the Mr British Empire contest, I have been able to meet some incredible people from across the UK and it is an honour to have succeeded in this prestigious competition.
“The judges were really impressed with my facial hair and I am delighted to have retained my title.”
Following his success, Zain hopes to continue modelling whilst training to be an accountant.
He has already landed spots in upcoming fashion shows and was on the runway within a month of winning his nationwide title.
“I was selected for New Top Model UK 2016 after the event in Watford,” he added.
“I have also been included in the Pakistan Fashion Week in London where I was able to gain even more experience in this field.
“Hopefully I can continue to grow as a model and work it alongside my accountancy role.”