Limerick’s Barry crowned new ‘Mr Europe’

Alan Owens

Reporter:

Alan Owens

LIMERICK is already home to Mr World and now it can boast the newly crowned Mr Europe among its ranks.

LIMERICK is already home to Mr World and now it can boast the newly crowned Mr Europe among its ranks.

Dashing male model Barry Holmes, from the Ennis Road, was crowned the new Mr Europe 2011-2012 at a pageant in Korea last week.

The 31 year old emerged with the European title at the Mr Manhunt International Pageant last week, which boasted entrants from over 85 countries worldwide.

Barry easily made the final 15 in the event before being crowned Mr Europe. Competitors had to impress judges by taking part in outdoor activities, public presentations, and talent contests.

The Limerick model said he had been “living in the gym” prior to competing.

Current reigning Mr World Kamal Ibrahim, from Thomondgate, was also crowned in Korea and has since carved out a television and modelling career. Barry will be hoping to follow suit and had received several offers before taking part in the Korean event.