The South American country of Chile hasn’t had a delegate in the Mr Gay World competition for the past three years. That is all about to change with the announcement that Jordan Saavedra is representing the country in 2016.
A 25-year-old professional dancer from the Southern Chilean city of Temuco, Jordan Saavedra has a college degree in kinesiology and would now like to add the 2016 Mr Gay World title to his resume.
Speaking exclusively with eikon, Saavedra explained he has wanted to be chile’s representative for many years.
“A long time ago I wanted to participate, but felt I did not meet the standards and I always had this doubt, because I consider myself more talented than handsome,” Saavedra explained.
Rumors Nightclub, where he works, supported him to apply for Mr Gay Chile and now onwards to Malta in April.
“I`m very excited to participate in the Mr Gay World 2016 competition because being Mr. Gay Chile has been an amazing opportunity to give a message about equal rights, freedom of speech and love for the local LGBTQI+ in Chile.”
Saavedra explained Chile is a very conservative country but he feels they have made progress towards equality.
“Chile is among the few countries in Latin America that have an anti – discrimination law and a civil union law, that is a legal recognition of our partners.
“I think the media have helped people to have a more open mind. If we are united as a community and fight for our rights, without fear, I strongly believe that we can make faster progress and obtain equal rights.”
“I would like to carry the same message all around the world.”
This Chilean nominee will join delegates from around the globe in Malta for the finals of Mr Gay World between the 19 – 23 April.
Eikon’s very own Matt Fistonich will be reporting exclusively from Malta for Eikon for the entire week of the competition.
Last Updated on Mar 18, 2016