Delegates from around the world have started arriving in Cape Town as they prepare to compete for the coveted Mr Gay World 2022 title. Hailing from countries such as Chile, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain and the USA, they will engage in a week-long series of physical and mental contests in the coming days, leading up to the crowning Grand Finale event at the iconic Artscape Opera House on Saturday.
The delegates will have the opportunity to interact with one another and share and learn from their life experiences and the struggles and successes unique to the LGBTQ+ communities in their respective countries Johannesburg-born Shanon Kannigan will be South Africa’s representative in the contest.
A star-studded judging panel will have the responsibility of selecting the 2022 titleholder, who is expected to be a role model and ambassador for the LGBTQ+ community.
Eric Butter, President of Mr Gay World, was meant to attend but has unfortunately been forced to pull out due to ill health, announced the event’s organisers.