Caleb Norman & Paula Bennett

It’s been just over two weeks since Charlie Tredway, a 33-year-old HIV activist from Auckland was crowned as Mr. Gay New Zealand 2017 at the final held at the Ending HIV Big Gay Out.

To celebrate the largest and most diverse Mr. Gay New Zealand Competition so far, Eikon has put together a list of our favourite pictures from the final.

8. Caleb Norman – All Smiles

18-year-old Caleb Norman from Tuakau has a chuckle on stage while being questioned by National MP, Paula Bennett.

7. James Bennett – Taking a Stand

James Bennett of Rainbow Pages, speaks passionately on why he wants to represent New Zealand at Mr. Gay World 2017, while both Cody and Caleb check out the NZAF camera man.

6. Jake Angus – All Pride

The gorgeous Jake Angus responds to tough questioning from the then current Mr. Gay New Zealand Bernard Lee.

5. Max Small – Free the Nip

Aziz Al-Sa’afin from 3’s The AM Show entices Timaru local, Max Small to take his top off. Max appears more comfortable in less attire.

4. Jacinda  Ardern – The Tables Have Turned

Labour Party MP, Jacinda Ardern, illustrates her ability to lead, taking control of the questioning after confiscating the microphone from MC Aziz Al-Sa’afin.

3. Charlie Tredway – Passion

In winning form, Charlie Tredway explains why he wants to be 2017’s Mr. Gay New Zealand, taking stigma, and intolerance head on.

2. Cody Jarvie – Question Master

2017’s runner-up Cody Jarvie from Rotorua, glides through a Q&A session with Mr. Gay New Zealand Producer Matt Fistonich.

1. Caleb Norman – The Face Says it All

Caleb Norman enjoying his chat with National Party MP, Paula Bennett.