The Mr. Gay Europe Delegates 2008
Name: Michael Fröhle
Occupation: I work in an IT department at the first level support and make order of computers. My second job is photographer…
Hobbies: Fitness, swimming, horseback riding, inline skating, reading, photographing
I am a normal guy who live his life how he want. I am independent, have my own flat, very good friends and a family who is standing behind everything what I do. I am a very open-minded person, interested in different cultures, I love traverling and to meet new people….
I can take part in the MGE competition because I was selected as Mr Gay Belgium 2008 I want to show to people that a gay man is not only a queer. (Not that I have anything against extravagant persons, but in my opinion, gays still have a negative and too feminine image in people’s minds).
Name: Deyan Kolev
Height: 176 cm
Occupation: Law student
Hobbies: Swimming, Dancing, Gym, Singing (very bad; Idol, Mariah Carey), Books, Movies, Music, Bicycling, Men
First of all I come from Bulgaria, right? My country was 45 years in communism. People are not ready for gays yet!! I want to show the young guys and their mums that there’s nothing wrong with homosexuality. I think it’s very important that nice guys can give an example on how gays can be nice too! I want to do this because media gives us wrong information. It’s not fair. We live in the 21st century! People need to live in a free country, with free minds and have respect for each other. I want to be a good example, nothing more, because Bulgarian guys are more beautiful when they’re free.
Name: Jakub Stary
Height: 187 cm
Occupation: Sales Director / Management Student
Hobbies: Drawing, writing, taking pictures, business, philosophy, traveling, swimming, clubbing, laying in a grass and thinking about a human being as a part of “a world system”
As each competitor I would like to represent a country I live in. I do not tell anyone to choose me as a winner, it is not in my interest. What I am interested in is a chance to become another gay activist in my country and be able to help young people still fighting with their sexual orientation mainly because of surroundings they need to live in. And I strongly believe this could happen even without a victory. I am not muscled, I have no “big parts” of my body, no expensive jewels and clothes, but I have a compassion, strong will to “change the world” and bad memories that became the fuel in my interest for changing “killing” judgements given every single day to young people. Maybe it is not enough for this content, but why not to try?
Height: 188 cm
City: Playa del Ingles
Occupation: Freelance hairdresser
Hobbies: Sports wise I enjoy swimming and gym. I also love to do group activities with my friends such as ten pin bowling and mini golf. On the evenings, mainly at weekends, I love to go dancing with my friends in clubs around home.
It is a wonderful opportunity for me to represent Gran Canaria, an island that has been so great to me in the past. It would be fantastic to win Mr Gay Europe 2008 for an Island which has one of the most diverse cultures and some of the most advanced gay rights enshrined in law.
Name: Hreinn Erlingsson
Height: 171 cm
Occupation: Psychology student
Hobbies: Traveling, I like to experience different cultures and meeting new people. I enjoy swimming and going to the gym. Friends are very important to me, and I like to have a few but good friends.
I think it will be fun representing Iceland, and it will give me a great experience! Iceland has never sent someone to the comptetition before.
This is a great opportunity to show the world just how open and friendly Ireland has become in recent years to gay people especially as I am in final preparations to play with my rugby team mates, the Emerald Warriors in this year’s Bingham Cup being hosted here in Dublin. It is a great year to be gay in Dublin and I want to show Europe and indeed the world just how great the Gay guys in Ireland are!
If I become Mr. Gay Europe I will use the title to work for GLBT rights around the world, especially in Italy and in others countries with big “gay problems”. In Italy we have a big “gay problem”: The Pope! If I win it will be a signal effect even to him.
Name: Vipas Burnickis
Height: 179 cm
Occupation: Independent artist/VJ MTV Rainbow
Hobbies: Singing, dancing, playing guitar. Working against xenofobia and homofobia.
I think this title will help to fight against homofobia in my country. I hope to change peoples’ opinion that a Mr. Gay contest is a way into the porn industry.
Name: Steve Grech
Height: 178 cm
Occupation: Health & Fitness, Personal trainer
Hobbies: My hobbies vary from going to the gym, when I am not working there, to clubbing, listening to music, dancing, and generally making new friends.
Although I have been modelling and doing runway work for quite a long time, new experiences are always an excitement. I am very proud to be the very first gay person to represent Malta at this amazing event that brings so many young gay men together. I have a very outgoing personality, am very friendly and rather level headed. I feel that these are the main attributes that can make a candidate become the next Mr Gay Europe. My message is one & clear: unity through love and respect for one another; diversity makes us stronger!
Name: Stefan Onland
Height: 186 cm
Occupation: Student Social Work
Hobbies: Music, Saxophone, Sports, Fitness, Jogging, Swimming, Charity work, Friends, Family, Movies, Art, Painting, Different cultures, Photography, Reading, Animals
In the Netherlands most people are really open about their sexual orientation. We came a long way, but we are just not there yet! It really brakes my heart seeing gay people, their friends, parents, family or other people not accepting their sexuality. I´m really gratefull I can be openly gay in the Netherlands. I think it´s really important to move forward and stand strong together. So we can help gay people who are still struggling with their orientation. Everybody should have the same chance to be proud of themselves. Everybody should feel free to express themselves in any way they deem necessary. I’m convinced everyone is equal and should have the same chances. By joining this competition I want to show the rest of the world that I´m not afraid and will fight for our rights. And also probably help other people.
Name: Graeme R. Williamson
Height: 191 cm
Occupation: Zoo keeper
Hobbies: Cinema, Socialising, Music, Dancing, Cooking, Reading, Pubs and Clubs, Travelling, Swimming, Fashion design
I would like to promote gay rights in the world. Most of all I would like to eradicate prejudice by showing the world that gay people are no different, and we have the same rights as straight people have.
I would love to represent Norway in a good way in Budapest. Last year I participated in The Mr. Gay Norway show as a dancer and by God this year I won! What a thrill! I am going to give Europe lots of smiles, laughs, and I already feel in shape for the show as I am a dancer. I have a couple of talents that I rely on and if needed I will bring them out in HUngary. In short: I’d love to win this whole competition!
I think I am cute and I should win!
I want to show to the world that being gay is OK!
Name: Andrey Vernadskiy
Height: 180 cm
Occupation: Copyrighter in an advertising agency
Hobbies: Roller scating, fitness and swimming, makig fotos and its post- production, karaoke
I think I should be the next Mr. Gay Europe because I am positive minded, attractiv, handsome, sporty, well-educated and open-hearted person.
Car je suis oriente pour la non-violence dans tous les domaines de la vie de l’homme, pour respecter ses droits et libertes fondementales.
Name: Ivan Maljukanovic
Height: 180 cm
Occupation: I’m a student at Belgrade Faculty of Economics
Hobbies: Showdance, gym, reading books, long walks, playing video games, listening to music…
It seems like an interesting expirience. There’s nothing to lose, only to win! It’s up to you to decide whether am I or am I not the right guy for Mr. Gay Europe 2008. I think I have some good qualities and I’m ready to show them and see what happens.
Some years ago I was only an average boy, who decided to be an actor. Nowadays I don’t decide, I live only for today. But I am open- minded, I would like to try other interesting things in the world. And may be later…I will be happy, because I tried, and I will have more opportunities to LIVE FOR TODAY.
Name: Lev Dermota
Height: 190 cm
Occupation: I have finished the University of Economics and now I am finishing my MBA of Management. I am a singer and am also working in PR.
Hobbies: Car/Motorbikes, Cinema/Movies, Clubbing, Computers, Gym, Internet, Music, Reading/Writing, Shopping
I am proud to be Slovenian. I am proud to be gay. I want to show people from Europe, that to be gay in Slovenia is quite normal. I want to tell the rest of Europe, that the gay community is welcoming them to Slovenia. The name of my country is the only one with LOVE in the name of the state. sLOVEnia. We love everyone and I want to prove that.
Name: Antonio Pedro Almijez
Height: 178 cm
Occupation: Lifeguard, swimming teacher, professional swimmer, model, actor and dancer.
Hobbies: Travel, meeting people and make friends around the world, going out with my friends, cinema, reading, photography and walking through big green landscapes.
I would like to take part in this contest because I love the modeling world, photography, make contacts, meet people and make friends around the world, and I think this contest will open doors for my careers and studies. And over all to give a good viewpoint and show how the gay society is. I want to be take part because I think I can honestly manage quite well and will be proud to represent my country, as I am a young, hard workering born fighter, and I get going until I reach my goals and everything I want to do. And I want to be take part to show the gay society a young sporty boy, hard worker and with very clear ideas, with a healthy body and mind and over all, a fighter for the things I want to have in my life.
Im gay and proud of it!
I would like to take part as I have worked so hard to get to the place I am today. The experiences I gained I believe would be very helpful to all gay men, young and old, being able to help them with advice and caring, but not telling them what to do, but to support them in any decision they make. A Mr. Gay Europe needs to be able to take each individual situation and be able to give the best advise he can to help and support that person.