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Monday, April 9, 2012

Mr. Gay World 2012

         Mr. Gay World 2012 Contestants In Their Official Swimwear

                 Mr. Gay World 2012 Contestants In Their Official Shirt

  Mr. Gay World 2012 Winner - Andreas Derleth from New Zealand

Mr. Gay World 2012 Finals was held last April 8, 2012 at Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg. The male pageant for gays which runs from April 4 - 8 saw 25 male contestants competing for the title. Mr. New Zealand, Andreas Derleth was named Mr. Gay World 2012 at the end of the event. 1st runner-up is South Africa, 2nd runner-up is France, 3rd runner up is USA and 4th runner up is Netherlands.Special Awards like Mr. Congeniality and Best in National Costume were given to the deserving winners.  DJ and television presenter Soli Philander and freelance actress Cathy Specific hosted the spectacular event which saw some performances from popular artists such as local African group Umoja, Ukraine pop star Kamaliya, singer Baby M from Japan and South Africa's very own actor and television producer Terence Bridgett and Alexander Steyn, dancer, singer and actor and of course, Mr. Gay South Africa 2011 first runner up. Mr Gay World is an annual contest for gay men, seeking to establish ambassadors for Gay and Human Rights, with winners of national contests competing as delegates in a variety of categories. This competition is the most publicized gay contest in the world.
    Here are the official results of the male pageant competition:

Mr. Gay World 2012: New Zealand - Andreas Derleth
1st Runner-Up: South Africa - Lance Weyer
2nd Runner-Up: France - Remy Frejaville
3rd Runner-Up: USA - Kevin Scott Power
4th Runer-Up: Netherlands - Thom Goderie

Top Ten:
USA - Kevin Scott Power
Canada - Thomas Egil
Australia - Benjamin Michael
France - Remy Frejaville
Netherlands - Thom Goderie
Hong Kong - Jimmy Wong
South Africa - Lance Weyer
New Zealand - Andreas Derleth
Czech Republic - Tomas Fryda
Philippines - Carlito Floro Rosadino, Jr.

Special Awards:

Mr. Gay Photogenic - Argentina - Gonzalo Enrique Bagalor
Mr. Gay Outreach - Czech Republic
Mr. Congeniality - Netherlands
Mr. Formal Wear - Netherlands
Mr. Sport Challenge - New Zealand
Mr. Swimwear - New Zealand

Best In Interview Challenge - New Zealand
Best in National Costume - Philippines
People's Choice Award - Philippines 

Top Score In The MGW Written Exam - South Africa
2012 Eric Butter Philanthropy Award - Coenie Kukkuk


Brian Bedford-Eichler - Editor in Chief, Spartacus International Gay Guide

Eric Butter - President, Mr. Gay World Organization

Andrew Creagh - Editor in Chief and Founder, DNA Magazine Australia

Frank Malaba - Zimbabwean actor, human rights activist, playwright and radio producer/host, anchor and producer of Radio Today Outspoken, the only LGBT talk show in Africa

Dr. Pubern Padayachee - doctor, tv presenter and part-time Bollywood actor

Remco Teppema - co-founder and co-publisher of gay publications, Winq and Mate Magazine Holland.

Terry Tucker - professional geoscientist and senior executive in the mineral exploration, mining and finance industry

My favorite contestants were from Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, USA

Photo Credits Courtesy of: Mr. Gay World and Mr. Gay Europe
Information Courtesy of: Mr. Gay World Official Website and Wikipedia