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Old World Beefcake: Europe Unveils Its Man-didates for 2012 Mr. Gay World

Europe’s eleven studly contenders have been revealed for the upcoming Mr. Gay World competition in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The would-be beauty kings range in age from 21 to 42, and hail mostly from staunchly gay-friendly nations, with the exceptions of Mr. Czech Republic (Tomas Fryda) and Mr. Bulgaria (Chavdar Arsov).

Our faves? France’s Remy Frejaville (30, right), the UK’s Samuel Mark Kneen (23, left), and Norway’s Stephen Grindhaug (21, below).

The 2012 Mr. Gay World competition will begin on April 4, with the grand finale on April 8 at Johannesburg’s Lyric Theatre. In all, 25 men from around the world will compete for the top prize. Contest sections include a photo challenge, a sports challenge, a fashion show/runway challenge, a swimsuit challenge, public speaking, and a local outreach challenge.

“The delegate will treat his body as his temple and will be active and outgoing,” explains the contest’s website. “He will have impeccable grooming standards and has a thorough understanding of what attire is appropriate for each engagement he is to encounter.”

The US’s entry this year is 22-year-old Kevin Scott Power from Westchester, NY.

This will be the fourth Mr. Gay World contest. In the first, in 2009, Mr. Ireland was the champ. The subsequent two bouts have been won by Mr. South Africa.

Photo of Mr. UK by Paul Reiffer via @Sammy_Kneen; others via Mr. Gay World

By:           Dan Allen
On:           Mar 23, 2012
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    • MEJ

      Maybe a stupid question, but are the contestants actually gay?

      Mar 23, 2012 at 3:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mziier


      they’re all gross

      Mar 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Wha'ever

      @MEJ: The French one is at least. He won the Mister Gay award for TETU magazine (a famous French gay magazine) in which he talked about his life.

      Mar 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Petar

      Compared to most other countries in Eastern Europe, The Czech Republic and Bulgaria are actually very gay-friendly.

      Mar 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Rockery

      one in the chair – ehhh

      Standing in boxers -hmmm not bad but not great

      last one…UMM NO!

      Mar 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MoJo

      Are contestants allowed masculine physical traits? Or are they all waxed?!

      Mar 24, 2012 at 12:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kaio

      Excuse me, last one … YES, both the nord and brit are fiiiiine

      Mar 24, 2012 at 12:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tavdy79

      I had a look at the full line-up, and I like Mssrs. France, Bohemia, Germany, Finland & Switzerland. Especially Mr. Switzerland.

      I’m trying not to snigger at the unfortunate name of the Bulgarian contender though.

      Mar 24, 2012 at 6:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • iltman

      in answer to the question, yes all the contestants are gay, and whilst the quotes seem to sugest that physical attributes aer the main criterion, acutally the organisers make work for the community, volunteering, and outreach major parts of the decision process.

      Mar 24, 2012 at 7:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Coenie W. Kukkuk
      Coenie W. Kukkuk

      @MEJ: Yes lol!

      Mar 24, 2012 at 10:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Samson

      One could walk down any street in LA and find a hotter group in one hour, LOL

      Mar 24, 2012 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BubbasBack

      This is now a reality show. hahaha. Losers. Burp.

      Mar 24, 2012 at 2:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • n900mixalot

      So those are the faces of Europe… And why in S Africa? What a joke. This makes me question my gayness.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 1:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • T_Wood

      @n900mixalot: What do you mean “why in South Africa”? South Africa has more progressive laws when it comes to gay rights than even the US or the UK. With a few exceptions, South African society is largely tolerant and untroubled by homosexuality.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Larry

      samson…I am sure that you could find hundreds of beautiful, vacuous, wanna be actor/waiters but you must have missed “acutally the organisers make work for the community, volunteering, and outreach major parts of the decision process.” good luck with that on any street in LA.
      additionally if you find 10 people posting you will have 10 ideas on what is beautiful

      Mar 25, 2012 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • James

      Oh god, the Irish one looks like Tintin. It’s terrifying! Due hilarity aside, these are clearly a group of talented blokes. I just wish they were a bit… manlier.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paul

      A lot of the candidates aren’t really that good looking, but I do like Norway, Philippines, and United Kingdom.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 6:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bryan

      Whoa, the UK contestant is smoking, props for the boxer briefs and penis outline too lol.

      Apr 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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