Kamal Ibrahim (born 10 November 1985) 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. 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 May 2010, Ibrahim was appointed the National Ambassador of the Variety Club of Ireland. He has since helped to raise over $3,000,000 for them and other organisations worldwide. He continues to work with Variety as well as a number of other charities helping sick, disabled and disadvantaged children and young adults.