The seriousness of ascending to the title of Mr. Gay Europe cannot be understated.
Through grueling competition one man must rise above the rest, proving his gay mettle and securing a place in history alongside the cultural architects.
Oh, and he’s also gotta look cute in a speedo.
And with that we introduce 20-year-old Swede Jack Johansson — dancer, breaker of hearts and newly crowned Mr. Gay Europe.
The competition took place last weekend in Vienna, and Johansson had these kind words to say:
And when I won, I realized that a lot of people, especially young boys, saw me as a role model – to be a role model for boys and girls who don’t really know who they are, and to be able to guide them through their hard times has been a true privilege. I have received a lot of mail varying from young boys needing guiding to old men needing acceptance.
Johansson will fly all across Europe promoting Pride events, which isn’t a bad deal at all.
But enough about that. Since we don’t have any photos of the swimsuit portion of the competition, here’s a sampling of selfies from Jack’s Instagram.