Twenty-two gay men, representing their respective countries, recently competed in the 4th annual Mr. Gay World competition held in the Lyric Theatre in the Gold Reef City in South Africa. The winner of the prestigious title went to Andreas (Andy) Derleth of New Zealand.
The operations project manager will continue to carry on the vision and mission of the organization that seeks to fight the discrimination and stigma faced by the gay community in many countries.
Originally from Hassfurt, Germany, Andy has a Bachelors Degree in business management. With a passion for sports, Andy competed in the 2nd Asia-Pacific Outgames and will be travelling to Antwerp for the 2013 world Outgames. Andy is in long-term relationship and on the 11-11-11 he entered in a same-sex civil union in New Zealand.
Other awards presented included:
Mr. Gay Swimwear – New Zealand (Andreas Derleth);
Sports Challenge – New Zealand (Andreas Derleth);
Best Interview Challenge – New Zealand (Andreas Derleth);
Mr. Gay Formal wear – Netherlands (Thom Goderie);
Mr. Gay Congeniality – Netherlands (Thom Goderie);
Mr. Gay People’s Choice Award – Philippines (Carlito Floro Rosadino, jr)
Mr. Gay National Costume – Philippines (Carlito Floro Rosadino, jr).
Mr. Gay Photogenic – Argentina (Gonzalo Enrique Bagalor)
Mr. Gay Outreach – Czech Republic (Tomas Fryda)
Top Score in the MGW Written Exam – South Africa (Lance Weyer)
2012 Eric Butter Philanthropy Award – Coenie Kukkuk
Mr. Gay World 1st Runner Up: South Africa (Lance Weyer)
Mr. Gay World 2nd Runner Up: France (Remy Frejaville)
Mr. Gay World 3rd Runner Up: USA (Kevin Scott Power)
Mr. Gay World 4th Runner Up: Netherlands (Thom Goderie)
Top 10 Final Standing:
5th Runner Up / 6th Place: Canada (Thomas Egli)
6th Runner Up / 7th Place: Hong Kong (Jimmy Wong)
7th Runner Up / 8th Place: Australia (Benjamin Michael)
8th Runner Up / 9th Place: Philippines (Carlito Floro Rosadino Jr.)
9th Runner Up/ 10th Place: Czech Republic (Tomas Fryda)