The Gays Are Coming To Jozi

Hold on to your men boys and galz, chiseled and muscle clad brothas are coming to invade Mzansi in April - for a whole week, nogal. South Africa is set to host one of the biggest events in the gay community across the world, MR GAY WORLD.

Mr Gay World, in its 4th years, is an annual contest for gay men, seeking to establish ambassadors for LGBTI (gay) and human rights, with winners of national contests competing as delegates in a variety of categories including leadership, sports, swimwear modeling and knowledge of LGBTI world affairs. This competition is one of the most publicized gay contest in the world.

Something to be proud of is that the current Mr Gay World 2011 titleholder is South African Francois Nel from Pretoria. He excitedly won a record second time for this country in Manila. Francois was crowned in the Philippines on March 13,2011. 

The previous South African winner in 2010 was Charl van den Berg, winning in Oslo, Norway. In 2009, the winner was Max Krzyzanowski from Ireland who won in Whistler, Canada.

Francois Nel

According to the organisers the mission of Mr. Gay World (MGW) is to advance national and international gay rights through education and public performance. MGW creates authentic leaders who will take responsibility, not only in his own community but on a global stage, speaking out for equal rights by inspiring those around him. 

 MGW is a genuine and positive role model that will champion equality and diversity in the media both gay and mainstream.

Come April 2010 the week long extravaganza will be blazing in Jozi. The Grand Finale will be on on Sunday, 8 April 2012 at 8 pm at The Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg. 

President of MGW, Eric Butter said,

"We are so excited to take our Big Five continents to Africa to experience the 'Rainbow Nation' for our fourth annual competition. The producers of Mr. Gay South Africa have produced excellent quality events and we are so looking forward to the production and unique African experience they are planning for the international delegation."
Francois Nel

Tickets range from R100 (US$13*) for students, pensioners and the underprivileged to an average of R360 (US$45*) per person for stalls. 

VIPs are on the balcony, where seats start at R500 (US$63*) to R700 (US$88*) for the best seats in the house in row AA on the balcony (only 50 available). 


Discount applies to regular & VIP seats only.

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