Mr Gay World 2019 to be held in Cape Town: Meet the candidates
Mr Gay World 2015 (Photo: Getty)
Cape Town - Mr Gay World will once again be hosted on African soil for the 4th time in the organisation's 11 year history.
This annual international search for a gay role model takes place from 28 April to 5 May at various venues across Cape Town.
Not only will the contestants be strutting their stuff, but this prestigious event will serve as a platform to address issues of homophobia still faced in the world and to bring across key messages about inclusion, humanity and equality.
The LGBTQ+ community continue to live under pressure in many parts of the world. Delegates from every corner of the world will descend on the Mother City for the glitzy event while the rest of us wait with bated breath for the reveal of the 2019 global ambassador.
Mr Gay World ambassador, Jordan Bruno from Australia, will be handing over the reins to one of these promising delegates on Saturday:
1. Rad Mitic - Australia
2. Nick Van Vooren- Belgium
3. Raphael Dos Anjos - Brazil
4. Josh Rimer - Canada
5. Carlos Navarro - Chile
6. Marko Soto - Costa Rica
7. Ismo Poutiainen - Finland
8. Marcel Danner - Germany
9. Oliver Pusztai - Hungary
10. Suresh Ramdas - India
11. Guilherme Souza - Ireland
12. Tiger Shigetake - Japan
13. Kaleb Omar - Mexico
14. Rivelino Reinecke - Namibia
15. Nick Francis - New Zealand
16. Iann Carlos Jean - Panama
17. Jorge Seminario - Peru
18. Janjep Carlos - Philippines
19. Chris Emmanuel - South Africa
20. Fransisco Alvarado - Spain
21. Chayodhom Samibat - Thailand
22. Walter Moreno - Venezuela
The entire delegation will hit the road running from 28 April on arrival with a jam-packed program that includes workshops, photo shoots, cultural tours and the main events.
After soaking up South African culture, they head off to a night on the town at the popular Beefcakes for dinner and live entertainment.
Mr Gay World annual President VIP Dinner will take place on Friday, while the grand finale will take place on Saturday at 18:00 at Cape Town City Hall.
Tickets for dinner and the grand finale are available on www.howler.co.za; tickets range from R150 - R625.