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Spain's Miguel Ortiz is 'Mr. Gay Europe': VIDEOS


Mr. Gay Europe was crowned in Rome over the weekend and the contestant from Spain won for the third year in a row, the organization reports:

Miguel couldn’t show his face on stage without the audience cheering him on. Miguel’s win wasn’t all about his looks, he had to prove that he was an all around worthy winner of the title Mr Gay Europe 2012. But it was a tough fight to get to the top. He was up against Steve Grech from Malta, and host country favorite, Nicholas Menna as the top three candidates.

Not afraid to show his emotions, Miguel shed a few tears when he was handed the sash and the crown; yet again wowing his audience. Loved by everyone who meets him, we welcome Miguel Ortiz as the 7th Mr Gay Europe.

Mr Gay Europe 2012 consisted of 11 different challenges, amongst them an interview with the judges, a photo-session, swimwear competition, and a written test, amongst other things.

Watch videos, AFTER THE JUMP...

Top 5:

Final interviews:

Special awards:

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  1. Yawn, he looks very twinky and slightly cross-eyed. In any case, why are we holding these sexist competitions? Straight men objectify women but here we are duplicating the sexism, albeit with males as the objects.

    Why are we so intent on simply repeating the bad qualities of sleazy straight guys?

    Posted by: jason | Aug 14, 2012 10:13:09 AM

  2. Pathetic.

    Beauty pageants are pathetic; and their contestants are sad individuals.

    Posted by: SteveC | Aug 14, 2012 10:22:23 AM

  3. Ok fine. whatever. I can't look that good but I can't look that gross and dumb either.

    Posted by: Alejo | Aug 14, 2012 10:22:41 AM

  4. At least now we know what Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block is doing these days...

    Posted by: Mark | Aug 14, 2012 10:32:01 AM

  5. I would've voted for Mr. Greece. Woof.

    Posted by: RaleighRob | Aug 14, 2012 10:32:58 AM

  6. When did the commenters here become so embittered? Fluff is going to be a part of every culture.

    Posted by: Heartsleeved | Aug 14, 2012 10:33:04 AM

  7. I am not into these, but some people are so let them enjoy. The guys seem good looking.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Aug 14, 2012 10:41:25 AM

  8. I would love to see what is on the written exam!

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Aug 14, 2012 10:44:46 AM

  9. IMO it makes up too much of gay culture, so apologies from those of us who might find this subject a bit tedious sometimes.

    Too many "gay" conversations sound like a bunch of 13 year-old girls talking incessantly about boys, which can get a little boring after awhile. Talking about hot guys can be fun sometimes, but all the time?

    Posted by: Mark | Aug 14, 2012 10:45:01 AM

  10. Women's beauty pageants are degrading in the extreme to the women in that they place the contestants' value based on how she looks in a swimsuit.

    How these male pageants are any different I don't know.

    Many of these contestants will end up working as hookers.

    Posted by: SteveC | Aug 14, 2012 10:45:10 AM

  11. Is there anything in gay culture that teaches young gay men that they have value beyond their youth and physical beauty? That they have a purpose in life beyond self-objectification, looking and staying as hot and sexually viable as possible?

    Posted by: James | Aug 14, 2012 10:56:47 AM

  12. Written question #1: Madonna or Gaga?

    Written question #2 Natural tan o or spray tan?

    Posted by: Bob | Aug 14, 2012 11:01:29 AM

  13. Why can't there be contests for fat, cross-eyed gay men?

    Watch out for this thread to be filled with jealous gay men. A very vocal group of gay men are jealous of gay men like this yet drool over good-looking heterosexual males. Threads like this are always filled with "why do gay men have to look like this," "eat a steak" while threads about good-looking heterosexual males are filled with "he's so hot," "my mussy is moist." Some gay men don't want gay men to be sexual objects, they want to thwart sexual encounters between gay men. Anyway, I really liked these videos especially when the eventual winner touches the pec of the second-place finisher.

    Posted by: Bill | Aug 14, 2012 11:06:52 AM

  14. What an adorable still photo of Miguel, I'll save it in my file for the smile it brings. It's the kind of joy I come here for. Good for him, good for us.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Aug 14, 2012 11:41:29 AM

  15. What an adorable still photo of Miguel, I'll save it in my file for the smile it brings. It's the kind of joy I come here for. Good for him, good for us.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Aug 14, 2012 11:41:30 AM

  16. Plucked, hairless, sash-trash ! Oh boy !

    Are we "equal" yet ?

    Posted by: "The Gay" | Aug 14, 2012 11:58:07 AM

  17. Such a contest is a young Gay man's chance to have his 15 minutes of fame. Let it be.

    Posted by: Sargon Bighorn | Aug 14, 2012 12:00:08 PM

  18. Just goes to show that gays can be as tacky, mindless and shallow as straights.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 14, 2012 12:07:07 PM

  19. Gotta love a beauty pageant with a swimsuit component that showcases how big your brains are :)

    Posted by: S. | Aug 14, 2012 12:29:27 PM

  20. Geez guys ease up..enjoy the view and the contest for what it is - fun!

    Posted by: DG in PA | Aug 14, 2012 12:30:09 PM

  21. Geez guys ease up..enjoy the view and the contest for what it is - fun!

    Posted by: DG in PA | Aug 14, 2012 12:30:10 PM

  22. Pageants are ridiculous and kinda sad but to each his own. They wouldn't exist if nobody entered or watched so there's obviously an audience for it.

    Posted by: Matt | Aug 14, 2012 12:36:33 PM

  23. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. he's not my type, but congratulations Miguel.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Aug 14, 2012 12:49:49 PM

  24. The Mr. Gay Europe contest? I thought it was a Sean Cody line up. Here's what it takes to be Mr. Gay Europe:

    All I can picture is a boarding house in New York that is chaperoned by Ma Kettle, while the boys do their elocution excerises and walk around with books on their heads.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Aug 14, 2012 12:54:26 PM

  25. Oh, and I just want to sing "A pretty girl is like a melooooodeeeee, that lingers night and daaaay!".

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Aug 14, 2012 12:55:32 PM

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