Press Release For Immediate Release
Mr. Gay World ™ South Africa 2019 Announced
The Mr. Gay World ™ South Africa competition strives to be a mentor in grooming gay leaders that will advance gay human rights both locally and throughout the world.
We are proud to announce that Charl-Jaquairdo van Helsdingen from Johannesburg has been announced as Mr. Gay World South Africa 2019 in a closely watched online competition. We are proud to have found such a strong, creative and talented individual that will be representing the South African LGBTQ+ communities.
George Ungerer from Nelson Mandela Bay (PE) came in as 1st Runner Up and Mojalefa Lekanyane from Pretoria was the 2nd Runner Up.
This year we are also announcing a partnership with Guardians of our Earth and a specific LGBTQia+ Award for humanitarian work done in the LGBTQ+ community, the award will be shared equally between three contestants, Charl-Jaquairdo van Helsdingen, Jonathan Larhein from Johannesburg and Thabang Phutsisi from Randburg.
We would like to thank our judges for the 2019 competition, Kaye Alley (Chair, Pride of Africa), Chris Emmauel (Mr. Gay World, South Africa 2018), Gavin Hayward (Exit Newspaper) and Gilbert Martin (Network Synergy)
We will be updating all of our platforms with the new representatives shortly and wish Charl-Jacquairdo all the best in being the voice of the LGBTQ+ communities of South Africa during his reign in 2020.
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