As a teaser to the full behind the scenes scoop that we will be publishing in our Winter 2019 edition of Gay Pages, here are some images of the winner announcement and category winners!
Kevin du Plessis goes into detail about this year’s fabulous event in Cape Town and what the delegates got up to, as well as who really stood out! Well, that and the juicy pictures you have been waiting to see! All of this in the 91st edition of Gay Pages which will be on shelves and live on the digital side on 10 June 2019.
But until then, and without further ado, here are the winners!
WINNER:MR GAY PHILIPPINES, JANJEP CARLOS
1. Mr Gay Philippines, Janjep Carlos
2. Mr Gay Spain, Francisco Alverado
3. Mr Gay Hungary, Oliver Pusztai
4. Mr Gay Thailand, Chayodhom Samibat
5. Mr Gay Belgium, Nick van Vooren
6. Mr Gay Japan, Tiger Shigetake
7. Mr. Gay Australia, Rad Mitic
8. Mr Gay India, Suresh Ramdas
9. Mr Gay Brazil, Raphael dos Anjos
10. Mr Gay Ireland, Guilherme Souza
Janjep in his national costume at the grande finale in Cape Town City Hall
Editor of Gay Pages, Rubin van Niekerk, was head judge for the competition for the second year in a row and said that the contestants were all inspiring in their own way and deserving of the their home country titles and that those who came out on top really deserved their wins.
Janjep took home first prize in the categories for Formal Wear, National Costume, Swimwear, and the Written Tests. The winner of the Personal Interview category went to Mr Gay Thailand, Chayodhom Samibat. The Sports Challenge was won by Germany’s Marcel Danner, the Cooking Challenge went to Finland’s Ismo Poutianien, and the Social Media Challenge as well as the Online Vote went to Hungary’s Oliver Pusztai.
Tiger, Shigetake, the Asian sweetheart with an English accent from Japan won the Social Responsibility category as well as Mr. Congeniality, as voted by his fellow contestants.
Janjep’s first moment as Mr Gay World, he embraces 1st runner up, Mr Gay Spain
And that’s it for now, boys! You can look forward to a lot of stunning portraits and sexy behind the scenes shots, and every other detail you might be interested in in the Winter 2019 issue of Gay Pages. Below, a BTS shot of the group photo, which preceded one of the most challenging covers our magazine has ever shot! You can expect not 1, not 2, but 10 of the delegates looking smoulderingly hot on our next cover!