Unexpectedly, we have a new Mr. Gay World: Emmanuel Mass Luciano, who represented Hong Kong at this year's competition in South Africa. The 21-year-old German winner, Klaus Burkart, stepped down last week for personal reasons.
Pink News records the 35-year-old's reflections on representing Hong Kong at the time of the competition:
“I’m very excited to represent Hong Kong and show the world how diverse our city and LGBT Community is. It’s a great opportunity to promote equality within our community… we’re not only gay men, but also lesbians, transgender and bisexual, and united we can strive for equality and achieve a better quality of life."
“I believe this is a message that can translate well on a global stage and I hope that becoming Mr. Gay World 2015 will inspire others to be themselves; it’s okay to be different, it’s okay to be gay… why fit in when you can stand out!”