In a tradition that goes back to Mr Gay World 2015, the new Mr Gay World is interviewed soon after the finale by either Mr Gay New Zealand or Mr Gay Pride Australia for Gay Nation.
This year in an exciting twist, the new Mr Gay World 2018 Jordan Bruno from Australia had a chat with Mr Gay New Zealand 2018 Ricky Devine-White, who was also the first runner-up in this year’s event.
Jordan Bruno won the event on Saturday night in Knysna, South Africa after taking out 6 of the 12 challenges, 3 of the other 6 challenges went to Ricky Devine-White.
In the chat with Ricky, Jordan explained how grateful he is for the win and that a visit to an orphanage during the week had given him a second win and reminded him of why he entered the competition.
“When I had 12 kids trying to climb up on me it was just one of those moments when it clicked and I felt inspired and thought this is what I’m here to do,” Jordan explained to Ricky.
Ricky was quick to ask Jordan who was his favourite competitor during the Mr Gay World week in Knysna and the answer was not surprising.
“You obviously (meaning Ricky), Ricky is actually a genuinely amazing guy,” Jordan intimated.
“I’m blessed to be able to share it with you as well.”
Jordan is this week touring South Africa to share the beauty of the country with his fan base back home, but on his return, he is really looking forward to some home-style luxury.
“I’m going to eat a huge bowl of homemade pasta (when he gets home) and drink a good coffee because it’s really hard to find here.”
Watch the whole interview below.
Mr Gay World 2018 Honour Roll
Winner: AUSTRALIA, Jordan Bruno
1st RU: NEW ZEALAND, Ricky Devine White
2nd RU: INDIA, Samarpan Maiti
3rd RU: TAIWAN, Po-Hung Chen
4th RU: PORTUGAL, João De Oliveira
◗Best in National Costume SOUTH AFRICA
◗Face of Michael Game Plan AUSTRALIA
◗Mr. Congeniality PORTUGAL
◗Mister Sports NEW ZEALAND
◗Best in Swimwear NEW ZEALAND
◗Mr. Photogenic AUSTRALIA
◗Best in Written Test NEW ZEALAND
◗Best in Interview AUSTRALIA
◗Social Responsibility Campaign AUSTRALIA
◗Social Media Winner COSTA RICA
◗Best in Formal Wear AUSTRALIA
◗Online Voting AUSTRALIA