The Mr Gay World competition has been dealt a blow only a month to the finals in Malta, with the new Mr Gay Germany Tony Eberhardt pulling out of the competition for health reasons.
In a statement on the Mr Gay Germany website, it was announced that first runner-up Aaron Koenigs would take the place of Tony Eberhardt in some duties and would also represent Germany in Malta in May.
“We wish Aaron every success and Tony a speedy recovery,” completed the statement.
As an infant, he lost 95% of his hearing due to an inner ear infection and now must use hearing aids to carry out normal conversation.
This “disability” led to harassment that only got worse when he came out as gay. He has campaigned very strong on combatting bullying, homophobia and discrimination.
Eikon is unsure as to the health reasons that have led to his removal from the event, we have approached both the event and Eberhardt for comment.
The new delegate is 20-year-old Aaron Koenigs, a student from Cologne.
Last Updated on Mar 10, 2016