The search for our first ever Spontaneity Champion took 70 days, saw you vote in your thousands and left us with some really tough decisions as we whittled the entrants down from 250 to just one. But now the waiting is over and we are delighted to announce that Jamie Bezencenet is our first Spontaneity Champion. Jamie’s spontaneous spirit, energy, and enthusiasm. saw him clinch the title in a hard-fought final.
The big reveal
We surprised the 28-year-old West Londoner outside his work on Monday night with an envelope containing the enigmatic message: “be spontaneous – your taxi awaits”. We then whisked Jamie off to the fabulous ME London hotel, where unbeknownst to Jamie, his girlfriend, close friends, guest judges and the lastminute.com interview panel, were waiting in the roof-top Radio Rooftop Bar to deliver the good news. After a few glasses of celebratory champagne, we then whisked, a frankly stunned Jamie, and his friends off to Marco Pierre White’s Steakhouse and Grill on the Kings Road to start planning his year-long adventure. To see how the evening played out – check out our “big reveal” video below.
“I hope to be able to share some amazing adventures and rekindle the spontaneous spark that is in all of us.” – Jamie Bezencenet – Spontaneity Champion 2014
This is just the beginning…
Stay tuned on the blog to follow Jamie’s adventures and you can have a say in where we send him for his first trip. Visit our Facebook page and leave a comment to vote for either Amsterdam, Berlin or Barcelona. Well he did win a dream job, we had to put him to work immediately! You can also follow the fun on Twitter #bespontaneous. Good luck Jamie – we know you are going to be awesome!