Mr Gay Germany Enrique Doleschy (30) wins Mr Gay Europe 2018. The twelfth annual edition of the competition took place in Poznan, Poland.
This is the second time Germany wins this competition, last time was in 2007 when Jackson Netto took home the title then the international finale took place in Budapest, Hungary.
Read more about Enrique at this link
Trans person first runner up
This year was the first time a trans man participated in the international competition and Niels Jansen from Denmark did a very good impact, he became this year’s 1st runner up!
“Mr Gay Europe is not a beauty contest,” MGE President Tore Aasheim says. “We are looking for genuine and real-life role-models for our LGBT communities across Europe and we are honoured by the fact that a trans person wanted and felt comfortable enough to take part. Niels proved himself to be a positive and significant addition to the group of delegates.”
To win Mr Gay Europe the delegates compete in different challenges. The scores from each challenge are added up and the delegate with the most points in the end of the week wins the title.
Here are the winners in the different challenges:
Written test: Denmark
Social Media: Germany
My Project: England
Online vote: Germany
All the delegates get points according to how well they do in each challenge. The different challenges are vectored according to importance, the most high-ranking one is the interview that counts for 20 percent of the total score.
Denmark had the highest scores both in the interview and the written test but did not manage to keep the lead till the end. Germany did win the online vote and social media challenge, but also scored high in other categories.
Wales got the highest score in sports and photo challenges, England convinced the jury with his presentation in “My Project” and the local Polish delegate was voted “Mr Gay Congeniality” by the other delegates.