Australian man wins world living statue championships

An Australian man has become a world champion - for doing nothing.

However, as it turns out, being a human statue is actually a lot harder than it looks.

Frans Vogel has just returned from the world living statue competition in Holland, where he took top spot on the podium.

The event was invitation only, an honour reserved for the best in the world at the unusual profession. 

Mr Vogel told Channel 7: "It's an honour to win it and it's a good one for Australia." 

The world champ has been a living statue for 30 years and says that depending on the atmospheric conditions, he can go a full 30 minutes without blinking once.

"It's a kind of meditation and particular breathing technique."

While living statues are more commonly found in Europe, the Australian champ hopes his big win will boost the sport back home.