Giulio Spatola, Mr. Gay Europe 2010/2011 is going to host the final of Mr. Gay Greece 2012 next summer.

– I am thrilled and very proud to be able to host Mr. Gay Greece 2012, tells Giulio. He will be visiting the Greek capital the first week of June.

– We at the MGE organization are very happy that Greece now becomes a part of the MGE family. The theme of the final; “12 Greek Goods” underline that they are serious about talking home the title at the European final in August, says Tore Aasheim, president of Mr. Gay Europe.

Beauty, knowledge and talent are recruited to highlight the proudest gay man in Greece, the man who deserves to represent Greece in Mister Gay Europe 2012, the producer tells

The contest started in 2002 in Mykonos presented by the famous diva of 80s Amanda Lear. The contest continued successfully for five years with events in Mykonos and Athens and will be organised again in Athens in 2012, more dynamically, under the partnership of IGLTA (International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association).

The MISTER GAY GREECE institution is not a simple beauty contest. It aims to highlight the proudest gay man in Greece, the man who will represent worthily the image of the modern Greek gay man. The man who will make the whole of the Greek GLBT community proud for his representation.

The finalists will compete for the titles of Mister Gay Greece, Mister Gay Greece runner up, Mister Gay Athens, Mister Gay Tourism, Best Male Face of the Year & Best Male Body of the Year. In total six  titles will be offered to the finalists and make them feel even more proud and confident by winning big prizes.

The semi-finals will be held in spring 2012, in Athens and Thessaloniki and the selected team of the 12 GREEK GODS (finalists) will not be announced to the public before the start of the Grand Final, June 3rd 2012. All finalists will be hosted at an Athens central luxury hotel for 3 nights, included all meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner).

Nikos Apostolopoulos, the famous Greek fashion designer, has already committed to design the costumes of the competition. So, the finalists of the contest will have the opportunity to present to the Athens crowd his new collection and the spectators will have the chance to attend an amazing fashion show by NIKOS APOSTOLOPOULOS from his ‘Summer Collection 2012’ apart from the contest for the proudest gay man in Greece.

The presentation of MISTER GAY GREECE 2012 Grand Final will be also held with the use of the sign language. The annual event will allow all people in the Deaf community to participate and attend, since the live presentation of the Grand Final will be in Greek, English and sign language. In this way, the MISTER GAY GREECE 2012 contest takes a lead, against all discrimination.

The Grand Final of MISTER GAY GREECE 2012 will be held at S-Cape Club, the biggest gay club in Athens, on Sunday June 3rd 2012. At the same weekend will take place in Athens the festivals: Athens Pride 2012 (June 2) and International Bear Weekend (June 1 – 3).