Meet John Jeffrey “Janjep” Carlos.
The 41-year-old realtor from the Philippines was just crowned Mr. Gay World in Cape Town, South Africa over the weekend after competing against over 20 other guys from various countries.
Carlos is the second Filipino to take home the honor after John Raspado clinched the coveted title back in 2017.
Carlos, who hails from Cavite, bested 21 other candidates in the final round of the pageant in Cape Town, South Africa on May 4 (May 5 in Manila). He joins fellow Filipino John Fernandez Raspado took the crown in 2017.
Carlos succeeded Mr. Gay World 2018 Jordan Bruno, an Australian national, for the crown. Spain’s Francisco Alvarado was crowned 1st runner up, followed by Hungary’s Oliver Pusztan (2nd runner up), Thailand’s Cjayudhom Samibat (3rd runner up) and Belgium’s Nick Van Vooren (4th runner up).
Carlos says he hopes to use his platform to help fight depression in the LGBTQ community.
After winning the title, he shared a picture of the historic moment with his 330K+ followers on Instagram, along with the caption: “That moment when ur name was called as the winner and flashed ur flag on the big screen is something i feel very proud of.”
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