Kodie Macayan representing the Philippines has been crowned Mr Gay World 2020.
Kodie Macayan, 31, was announced the winner after a stunning virtual finale which was the culmination of two weeks of challenges for nine delegates from across the globe.
“I can’t find the right words to express the overwhelming joy that I feel right now and the gratitude that I have for all the love and support that I have been receiving from everyone,” Macayan said on Instagram.
“Thank you to Mr Eric Butter the great people behind the Mr Gay World Organization, and the wonderful judges for seeing something in me and for entrusting me with the responsibility to carry the legacy of the Mr. Gay World Organization through my reign.
“This is huge honor and dream come true.”
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Moved online due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the competitions were streamed via the Mr Gay World Youtube channel and included pre-recorded pieces from all delegates as well as visuals from areas across the host country South Africa.
After the challenges were completed the top five ranked delegates were then asked a further question to allow the top three to be announced.
Kodie Macayan from the Philippines was presented as the winner with Marek Piekarczyk from Poland announced as 1st Runner-up and Vicente Miron from Mexico announced as 2nd Runner-up.
Meet all of the delegates here.
Kodie Macayan will reign consecutively with the Mr Gay World 2021 winner making it the first time in history that two Mr Gay World Delegates will reign at the same time.
Personal Interview: Philippines – Kodie Macayan (announced in Episode ONE)
National Costume: Philippines – Kodie Macayan (announced in Episode ONE)
Photogenic: Spain – Zabdiel González
Online Questionnaire: Puerto Rico – Mickey Rivera
Social Responsibility Campaign: Poland – Marek Piekarczyk
Public Voting: Philippines – Kodie Macayan
Social Media Presence: Philippines – Kodie Macayan
Swimwear: Spain – Zabdiel González
Formal Wear: Philippines – Kodie Macayan
Top Five Question: Philippines – Kodie Macayan
2nd Runner Up: Mexico – Vicente Miron
1st Runner Up: Poland – Marek Piekarczyk
Winner: Philippines – Kodie Macayan
Mr Gay World 2021 will now take centre stage with the first of its streamed shows premiering on Saturday 23 October with the finale and announcement to take place on Saturday 30 October. Public Voting for the 2021 competition continues and it will run until midnight (CAT) Tuesday 26 October 2021. You can vote for your favourite by going to mgwvote.com and each vote will cost ZAR8.00 and you can vote as many times as you want. Use your voice, make it count, VOTE!
Last Updated on Oct 17, 2021