AN OXFORD man has made it to fifth place in an international search for the world's best Vincent Van Gogh lookalike.

Graphic designer Steve Monk-Chipman now has more than 11,900 public votes on the website

Frontrunner Petter Samuelson, has more than 43,600 votes.

The competition is being organised by Canadian artist Douglas Coupland who plans to make a bronze sculpture of the winner's head to go on public display.

Mr Monk-Chipman has appealed for Oxford Mail readers to vote for him to help him achieve what he describes as his "life's dream".