Mr Gay World comes to Cape Town

Mr Gay World South Africa contender Chris Emmanuel.

The annual Mr Gay World competition will be held at various venues across the city this week, with the final event happening at the City Hall on Saturday May 4, at 6pm.

The contestants will not only be strutting their stuff, but this prestigious event will serve as a platform to address issues of homophobia still faced in the world today and to bring across key messages about inclusion, humanity and equality.

The Mr Gay World 2018 ambassador, Jordan Bruno from Australia, will be handing over the reins to one of the delegates standing in line to be crowned.

Igor Scheurkogel, chairman of the board at Mr Gay World, said as a South African, he was proud that the event is to be hosted here. “I’m happy to say that we have shown growth from 2018. The LGBTIQ+ community worldwide has faced an increasing amount of discrimination and hate crimes which make MGW (Mr Gay World) an organisation and event that is needed more than ever now to unite our community and raise awareness of the challenges we face. I wish the delegates all the best.”

The Mr Gay World annual President VIP dinner will take place tomorrow, Friday May 3, at 6.30pm at the President Hotel and the Mr Gay World 2019 Cape Town, South Africa, Grand Finale will take place the following evening, Saturday 4 May at 6pm, at the Cape Town City Hall.

International boy band, 5WEST will perform at the City Hall. Tickets for the VIP dinner and the grand finale range from R150 to R645 and are available on

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