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4 May 2015

Klaus Burkart of Germany is crowned Mr Gay World 2015


German milk technician beats 20 contestants to take home title of Mr Gay World 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. Hong Kong's Emmanuel Mass Luciano is awarded first runner up.

After a week of tough challenges and a glitzy and glamorous final, the winner of Mr Gay Worl 2015 was handed to  21 year old delegate from Germany, Klaus Burkart.

The week of challenges included an art challenge in which delegates presented their visions and dreams for LGBTI communities in their home countries in original pieces of art, The sports challenge tested teamwork, strength and agility in games of golf, canoeing and volleyball. 

Klaus Burkart is 1.83m tall and works as a milk technician. He has stated that as Mr Gay World he hopes to be 'a role model for young gay men all over the world and help them with their coming out and also change young people's opinion of homosexuality.' The German also expressed a desire 'to lead the world to a point where it is not essential to even have a coming out.'

Other contestants making it into the top 5 included Troy Michael Jonsson (Iceland), Jordy De Smedt (Belgium), Tomi Lappi (Finland), and Emmanuel Mass Luciano (Hong Kong). 

Special Award Winners included:

Art Challenge - Siyathokoza Thabani Khumalo (Zambia)
Mr Photogenic – Jesus Martin Márquez (Spain)
Sport – Carl Anton Ljungberg (Sweden)
Social Media – Jordy De Smedt (Belgium)
Written Test – Klaus Burkart (Germany)
National Costume – Gabriel Jesus Naal Hernandez (Mexico)
People's Choice – Wayne Grech (Malta)
Swimwear – Scott Fletcher (Australia)
Congeniality – Jorge Escribano Pelaez (Colombia)
Fashion – Jesus Martin Márquez (Spain)

Photo Credit: Vernondo Boshoff

Reader's Comments

Comment #1 was deleted by its author on 2015-05-10 02:51
2. 2015-05-07 03:37  
The German also expressed a desire 'to lead the world to a point where it is not essential to even have a coming out.'

My world is already there.

Silly man. Silly competition.

Two points of semi skimmed please.
3. 2015-05-08 08:54  
I have to agree with GTiLad.
Anyone who thinks its 'essential' to have a coming out needs to rethink their life philosophy.
At the age of 71, I've probably done more than most Fridae members but one thing I decided very early on was to live my life to MY rules and not to please anyone else (my family included). I'm lucky to have a loving family all of whom accept me for who and what I am and I've never had to hide my sexuality, let alone announce it in a 'coming out'.
If you live your life to the full, help as many people as you can along the way and aim for personal happiness then you will be demonstrating to all that you are comfortable with yourself and they will know from the beginning that you are your own man. They either accept that or reject it but in the end, you are the one that matters.
You can't love anyone else unless you love yourself first.
4. 2015-05-08 17:19  
He looks like Arnold Swartzenegger. is there a pic of him surrounded by runners-up, all standing up like in Miss World?
5. 2015-05-09 05:30  
No oziguy!!!!!

You must be labelled and put in a box!!! You shall conform!


Good on you.

We are all individuals and must remain so.
6. 2015-05-11 04:33  
21 year old blond wins a not very international gay beauty contest in 2015. This is newsworthy how?

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