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After A Three-Year Break, The Brits Are Back With Mr. Gay UK

Hold on to your pants, blokes, because after a three-year gap the Mr. Gay UK contest is back. The contest and coronation will be held December 10 at The Mission in Leeds, where 14 finalists—chosen from a series of “heats” in nightclubs throughout the United Kingdom—will strut their stuff in hopes of nabbing the crown, as well as a photo shoot in Morocco, £2000 in cash and the chance to enter Mr. Gay Europe.”

Though words aren’t their strong suit, the contestants have some choice words for their fans:

Nik Chapman (at right), a 25-year-old bar manager from Newcastle says, “I’m a bit nervous, I’d love to get into the final three.”

About winning the local heat, Scott McCaffrey, a sales advisor from Darlington says he was shocked. “I couldn’t even speak. People were screaming and chanting my name. It was the best feeling in the world.”

If he wins, Stephen Barr (left) a singer from Belfast, says, “I will probably save it to go towards my singing career or for university. I want to broaden my opportunities for when I get older and have a nice career path.”

They—and all the competitors—seem like perfectly nice chaps.  Nothing like the first Mr. Gay UK, creepy criminal Anthony Morley, who wouldn’t exactly nab Mr. Congeniality these days.

Images via MrGayUK.com

By:           Tanner Efinger
On:           Nov 17, 2011
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  • 8 Comments
    • Tommy Shepherd
      Tommy Shepherd

      I’d love to get into the final three too.

      Nov 17, 2011 at 6:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • concernedcitizen
      concernedcitizen

      @ Tommy Shepherd

      Somehow, without even scrolling down, I guess what would be the first comment.

      Nov 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • concernedcitizen
      concernedcitizen

      *guessed

      Nov 17, 2011 at 7:28 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Garrett
      Garrett

      I like Stephen the best!

      Nov 17, 2011 at 9:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl
      Carl

      If you go to the website, Stephen is the only one wearing more than just his underwear! That alone gets him my vote, because he’s showing, in a subtle way, that being gay is more than just his body. Don’t get me wrong, there’s some nice bodies on display (and a nice mix too – toned, twink, body-builder-esque etc), but I always find these physical appearance contests a little… disturbing. In the past, it’s always seemed that Mr Gay UK is saying that the ‘best’ gay man is the one with the best body, which is wrong on so many levels.

      Nov 18, 2011 at 11:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Carl
      Carl

      @concernedcitizen: Yeah, I had that feeling too – colour me stunned when I saw it… not! lol

      Nov 18, 2011 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • erasure25
      erasure25

      Wow, both Stephens are way cute!

      Nov 18, 2011 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jimmy
      Jimmy

      @Carl:
      I don’t mean to burst your bubble, but the only reason he has his shirt on is because he didn’t turn up for the photoshoot and they had to use one from his facebook.

      Dec 1, 2011 at 6:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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