Mr Gay Europe 2019 Alexander Petrov ensures us that Mr Gay Europe is not a beauty pageant. Don’t take our or his word for it, check out the eight challenges the finalists must go through in order to get to the point where we have a winner. 

Here are the results of the different challenges:

The interview (Counts for 20 % of the total score)

The delegates are interviewed in front of a panel of judges.

  1. Bulgaria
  2. Belgium
  3. Czech Republic / Germany

Online vote (15 %)

Anyone can vote online at once a day for their favorite.

  1. Germany
  2. Belgium
  3. Bulgaria

Written test (15 %)

50 questions in 50 minutes on politics, culture, geography, news LGBT+ history etc.

  1. Bulgaria
  2. Belgium
  3. Germany

My Project (15 %)

The finalists pitch a project for their year as titleholder in front of a panel of judges

  1. Bulgaria
  2. Belgium
  3. Germany

Social Media Challenge (10 %)

The finalists are judged by their impact on social media and the quality of a radio interview

  1. Belgium
  2. Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Germany

Photogenic Challenge (10 %)

The finalists are judged both by their interaction with the photographer and on the final result.

  1. Bulgaria
  2. Portugal
  3. Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland

Sports Challenge (5 %)

This year the finalists had to swim twice 50-meter freestyle.

  1. Germany
  2. Portugal
  3. Belgium

Mr Congeniality (10 %)

The finalists score each as who should be Mr Congeniality.

  1. Portugal

Within 30 days after the competition the delegates can ask to see their personal score and also the scores given by the judges in the interview and “My Project”. The judges are referred to as Judge A, B, C etc. and not by name.

 The accumulation of points has been comptrolled by Attorney Coenie Kukkuk.

(Above) Back to school! 50 questions in 50 minutes about “everything”. It’s harder then you would think. Photo: Tore Aasheim.

Singing or karaoke is NOT one of the challenges, and that is just as well. But the guys did have a fun night out. Photo: Patrick Dahmlöw.

This year’s sports challenge was swimming. No one drowned, but the guys gave it all and afterwards it was nice to relax. Photo: Tore Aasheim

This year the photo session took an artistic turn. Photo: Timo Schrock.

The finalists have to pitch a LGBT+ project in front of a jury and they also have to give a preliminary interview in front of another set of jury. Foto: Tore Aasheim.

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