In this open Letter to his friends, fans and the global LGBTI community Klaus Burkart the winner of MR GAY WORLD™ 2015 resigns.
Dear Fans and friends of MR GAYWORLD™,
When I entered the 2015 MR GAY WORLD™ competition in South Africa I thought
that becoming MR GAY WORLD™ was the biggest challenge of my life.
Indeed it is very challenging and exciting winning the title, but what is
more challenging is living up to the expectations, responsibilities and
duties that come along with it. Being MR GAY WORLD™ and serving the
community has filled me with pride and joy. I had the opportunity to
travel to different places and meet many members and friends of the LGBTI
community – their positive feedback showed me that my mission had a true
meaning and that the efforts of MR GAY WORLD™ are relevant and important.
Facing this great experiences I’m very sad to announce that due to
personal changes in my life I will no longer be able to live up to the
expectations and serve the community to the extent that the title requires
to do so.
This is why – with great sadness – I’m stepping down from the title MR
GAY WORLD™ 2015 and making path to a trailblazer, my fellow competitor and
first runner up Emmanuel Mass Luciano, Mr Gay Hong Kong. I know he will be
a great representative for our community, who will put all his heart and
passion into his reign. Please welcome MR GAY WORLD™ 2015 – Mass Luciano.
Yours Klaus Burkart.