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New Zealand Man Crowned 'Mr. Gay World' in Belgium: VIDEO


Christopher Olwage of New Zealand has been crowned Mr. Gay World 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium, Flanders News reports:

25 winners of Mister Gay contests from 5 different continents took part in the big contest to become Mister Gay World. The participants had the opportunity to convince the jury members in different areas: sports, modelling, leadership qualities and background knowledge of LGBT-related issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender).

The event took place in the Elckerlyc Theatre in Antwerp, the city that is hosting the World Outgames for lesbians and gays until 11 August. The aim is to highlight equal rights for LGBT's and to give them some positive attention. Christopher Olwage was praised by the jury as a strong all-round candidate with excellent dance skills.

Photos of the competition here.

Olwage entered New Zealand's Got Talent last year and his take on the "Black Swan" earned him plaudits.

Check it out as well as the Mr. Gay World coronation, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. No, thank you.

    Posted by: Rick | Aug 5, 2013 11:18:10 AM

  2. Oh my goodness, pageantry is a sub-culture within a sub-culture, isn't it? I mean it's nice and all but - oh my goodness.

    Posted by: sundayboy | Aug 5, 2013 11:25:48 AM

  3. I mean, really??? Are we STILL here?

    Posted by: Reality Chek | Aug 5, 2013 11:43:09 AM

  4. when Hong Kong has better body than US, we gotta step it up. NZ looks wrinkly.

    Posted by: Cd in DC | Aug 5, 2013 11:52:13 AM

  5. If they still reside in the countries that they represent, I think it was pretty brave and admirable for the contestants from Russia, Kenya, and the other countries with anti-gay policies to participate.

    Posted by: Alex | Aug 5, 2013 12:09:26 PM

  6. Pass.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Aug 5, 2013 1:10:44 PM

  7. Uh...

    Posted by: ty | Aug 5, 2013 2:23:36 PM

  8. About a third of male ballet dancers know how to dance en pointe since it's one of the best ways to help strengthen your ankles for ballet.

    Dancing *well* en pointe, of course, is another matter.

    Posted by: Rrhain | Aug 5, 2013 2:26:31 PM

  9. But who won Miss Congeniality?

    Posted by: S. | Aug 5, 2013 3:20:06 PM

  10. I liked it.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Aug 5, 2013 3:28:10 PM

  11. So stupid.

    Posted by: sean | Aug 5, 2013 6:45:09 PM

  12. OK, he does a good ballerina, but does he help feed the starving children?

    Posted by: johnny | Aug 5, 2013 7:02:22 PM

  13. And the music was NOT from Stravinsky's Firebird.

    Posted by: Larry | Aug 5, 2013 11:39:34 PM

  14. Snark, snark, snark, expected.

    Posted by: acde | Aug 6, 2013 2:58:57 AM

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