Mr Gay World 2022 set for Cape Town


The Mr Gay World 2022 logo features the Blue Crane, South Africa’s national bird

The organisers of Mr Gay World have announced that Mr Gay World 2022 will take place in Cape Town from 9 to 16 October 2022.

This will be the first time in three years that Mr Gay World will be presented as an in-person event. Delegates from around the globe will compete in the week-long contest with one being crowned Mr Gay World 2022.

The Grand Finale will be staged at the city’s Artscape Opera House on 15 October 2022.

This will be the seventh time that South Africa will host Mr Gay World, although two of these contests were hosted virtually by the South African organisers to accommodate Covid-19 pandemic restrictions.

“We are so glad to be back doing the competition in person again, and there’s no better place to do it than my second home, South Africa,” said Eric Butter, Founder and President of Mr Gay World, in a statement.

The organisers said the selection once again of South Africa as the host nation is a testament to the success of previous South African events and the country’s unique attractions.

Jacques du Toit, newly appointed Mr Gay World Director Africa, commented: “Cape Town not only boasts its world-famous scenic and natural wonders but is also a city that embraces freedom in all spheres.”

He continued: “We look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world and giving them a platform in Cape Town to showcase their diversity, compassion, and their philanthropy. I know that this contest will be an experience that will shape their lives in many ways for years to come.”

Along with the announcement of the date and location of the contest, Mr Gay World also revealed the new logo for its 14th edition. Designed by Visualcandy, the logo features the Blue Crane, South Africa’s national bird and a vulnerable species, with only approximately 20,000 left in the country.

The organisers did not address the controversy that followed the shock resignation of Mr Gay World 2021 Louw Breytenbach last year. MambaOnline understands that the matter is still in active litigation and is sub judice.

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