Funzing crowns first Selfie World Champion
British competitor claims title of world’s best selfie-taker
Tuesday 27th October, London This weekend saw the inaugural Funzing Selfie World Championship take place in London.
The competition offered selfie-lovers the chance to challenge for the title of Selfie World Champion in a six-discipline event judged by Karen Danczuk, the self-proclaimed ‘Queen of Selfies’.
With contestants hailing from eight different nations including England, Spain, Israel and Russia, it was a challenging afternoon of pouts, poses and creativity. The competition consisted of six selfie disciplines – fancy dress, the pout, celebrity selfie, shark bait, mirror, and even a selfie-off with host and judge, Karen Danczuk.
Launched by Funzing, a community marketplace offering unique events and experiences in London, the Selfie World Championship saw 25 entrants battle it out for a chance to win £1,000 and the coveted golden selfie-stick trophy.
Each discipline posed a different challenge, testing contestants’ selfie-abilities, and the judges – Karen Danczuk alongside a Funzing representative – marked each submission on its technicality, creativity and originality.
Individual winners were announced for each discipline before the overall winner, former Big Brother contestant Rex Newmark, was crowned as the first Funzing Selfie World Champion.
After receiving his cheque and the golden selfie-stick trophy, Newmark said: “I’ve been perfecting my selfies for a few years now but never had a stage where I could put them to the test against other selfie-takers. To have come here today and won is a great feeling and I’m proud to be the Funzing Selfie World Champion. Bring on the competition next year!”
At the end of the competition, head judge, Karen Danczuk, added: “I was hoping to see some really talented selfie-takers today that shared my passion and ability – and I certainly wasn’t let down. It’s been a really fun day of competition and we saw some brilliant and creative selfie submissions. Its great to see so many people that share my passion for selfies and now the Selfie Queen has her King!”
Yaron Saghiv, Chief Marketing at Funzing, added: “At Funzing we look to offer our community unique events and experiences – something different to the norm – which is exactly why we wanted to launch the first ever Selfie World Championship. It has been a real success and we’re already looking ahead to making next year’s competition bigger and better.”
Funzing is a community marketplace that uncovers unique events and the best stuff to do in London, offering Londoners experiences a little more out of the ordinary.
All activities on Funzing are hosted by members of the public who want to share their skill or hobby with others – creating a platform to turn their passion into a business.
For more information on Funzing and to check out more unique events and experiences like the Selfie World Championship, visit: http://uk.funzing.com/ and stay up to date via @FunzingUK