• MGE winner 2017

    Matt Rood from England wins the title in Stockholm, Sweden. 12 countries take part.

  • Winner MGE 2016

    Raf Van Puymbroeck from Belgium wins the title in Oppdal, Norway. 10 countries take part.

  • Change Of Management

    Previous delegates Nick Flanagan and Robbie Lawlor join the Mr Gay Europe Team as trained medic and delegate liaison.

  • Change Of Management

    Stuart Hatton Jr, who competed in Mr Gay Europe in 2014 and placed 1st runner up, joins the Mr Gay Europe Team as Managing Director.

  • Change Of Management

    Beate Adriana joins the MGE Team full time as producer of Mr Gay Europe, having been with the organisation since the beginning in various roles such as photographer and webmaster among other things.

  • Change Of Management

    Dieter Sapper retires as Vice President due to restructuring of the organisation.

  • Wrong Direction

    The MGE Team feels that the competition is heading in the wrong direction and moving away from the original ideals and decides to cancel MGE 2015.

  • Change Of Management

    Dieter Sapper, official producer for Austria, Germany and Switzerland, joins the Mr Gay Europe Team as Vice President.

  • Change Of Management

    Giulio Spatola retires as Vice President in agreement with the President to pursue education.

  • Winner MGE 2014

    Jack Johansson from Sweden wins the title in Bregenz, Austria. 15 countries take part.

  • Winner MGE 2013

    Robbie Obara from Ireland wins the title in Prague, Czech Republic. 17 countries take part.

  • Change Of Management

    Ann-Henriette Grefstad sells her part of the company to Tore Aasheim who now becomes the sole owner of Mr Gay Europe.

  • Milestone

    Sean Meehan is the first transsexual WTM in an official Mr Gay competition, competing in Mr Gay Ireland in Dublin. Sean Meehan sadly passed away in 2016.

  • Winner MGE 2012

    Miguel Ortiz from Spain wins the title in Rome, Italy. 21 countries take part.

  • Change Of Management

    Giulio Spatola, having ended his reign as Mr Gay Europe 2011, joins the Mr Gay Europe Team as Vice President.

  • Winner MGE 2011

    Giulio Spatola from Italy wins the title in Poiana Brasov, Romania. 10 countries take part.

  • Change Of Management

    Eric Butter sells his part of the company to Ann-Henriette Grefstad, and Tore Aasheim becomes President.

  • International Finale Cancelled

    MGE 2010 is set to take part in Geneva, Switzerland, but President Eric Butter is not happy with the ever increasing budget and pulls the plug.

  • Change Of Management

    Morten Ruda sells his part of the company to Eric Butter, who becomes the President.

  • Be Proud

    Norwegian artist Kai Thomas records “Be Proud” for Mr Gay Europe.

  • Winner MGE 2009

    Sergio Lara from Spain wins the title in Oslo, Norway. 24 countries take part.

  • Milestone

    Walter Heidkampf is the first openly HIV positive delegate taking part in an official Mr Gay competition, competing for Norway in Mr Gay Europe.

  • Milestone

    First openly Muslim delegate takes part in Mr Gay Europe, representing Palestine. Sadly, the info and picture has to be redacted for security reasons.

  • Milestone

    Both Dominic Meury from Germany (photo) and Ricco Müller from Switzerland take part in MGE; both men are hearing impaired.

  • Change Of Management

    President Morten Ruda transfers 50% of the ownership to Tore Aasheim.

  • Winner MGE 2008

    Antonio Almijez from Spain wins the title in Budapest, Hungary. 23 countries take part.

  • Good Evening Europe

    Norwegian artist Birgitte Einarsen re-records her Eurovision Song Contest hit “Good Evening Europe” for Mr Gay Europe.

  • Winner MGE 2007

    Jackson Netto from Germany wins the title in Budapest, Hungary. 23 countries take part.

  • Change Of Management

    Tore Aasheim is promoted to Executive Producer.

  • Winner MGE 2006

    Nandi Gyöngyösi from Hungary wins the title in Amsterdam, Netherlands. 17 countries take part.

  • MGE 2005 1st Runner Up Takes Over

    The 2005 title-holder steps down in agreement with now MGE President Morten Ruda, and 1st Runner Up Aleksander van Kempen from The Netherlands steps up.

  • Winner MGE 2005

    David Thorkilsen from Norway wins the first ever Mr Gay Europe. 13 countries take part.

  • Not “One Time Only” After All

    Several countries are approaching Ruda and Aasheim and are already asking to produce Mr Gay Europe the following year in 2006.

  • Management

    Morten Ruda founds Mr Gay Europe and becomes the first President. He is joined by friend Tore Aasheim who acts as Media Officer.

  • The First Delegates

    Morten Ruda starts to contact local producers around Europe and the first countries start to register.

  • An Idea Is Born

    Tootsie Knutsen is to be sent off into retirement in Miami with a “one time only” Mr Gay Europe show during Europride in Oslo 2005.

  • The First Talk

    Actor Morten Ruda and journalist Tore Aasheim meet over a pint at London Pub and discuss the sortie of Ruda’s drag queen alter ego Tootise Knutsen.