Kodie Macayan representing the Philippines has been crowned Mr Gay World™ 2020.

Kodie Macayan was announced the winner after a stunning virtual finale which was the culmination of two weeks of challenges for nine delegates from across the globe.

Moved online due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, the competitions were streamed via the Mr Gay World™ Youtube channel and included pre-recorded pieces from all delegates as well as visuals from areas across the host country South Africa.

After the challenges were completed the top five ranked delegates were then asked a further question to allow the top three to be announced.

Kodie Macayan from Philippines was presented as the winner with Marek Piekarczyk from Poland announced as 1st Runner-up and Vicente Miron from Mexico announced as 2nd Runner-up.

Kodie Macayan will reign consecutively with the Mr Gay World™ 2021 winner making it the first time in history that two Mr Gay World™ Delegates will reign at the same time.

Awards

Personal Interview: Philippines – Kodie Macayan (announced in Episode ONE)
National Costume: Philippines – Kodie Macayan (announced in Episode ONE)

Photogenic: Spain – Zabdiel González
Online Questionnaire: Puerto Rico – Mickey Rivera
Social Responsibility Campaign: Poland – Marek Piekarczyk
Public Voting: Philippines – Kodie Macayan
Social Media Presence: Philippines – Kodie Macayan
Swimwear: Spain – Zabdiel González
Formal Wear: Philippines – Kodie Macayan

Top Five Question: Philippines – Kodie Macayan

2nd Runner Up: Mexico – Vicente Miron
1st Runner Up: Poland – Marek Piekarczyk
Winner: Philippines – Kodie Macayan

Mr Gay World™ 2021 will now take centre stage with the first of its streamed shows premiering on Saturday 23 October with the finale and announcement to take place on Saturday 30 October. Public Voting for the 2021 competition continues and it will run until midnight (CAT) Tuesday 26 October 2021. You can vote for your favourite by going to mgwvote.com and each vote will cost ZAR8.00 and you can vote as many times as you want. Use your voice, make it count, VOTE!

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EVENT CREDITS

Gay World Events and Gay World Pageants in partnership with Gay World Foundation
in association with The Impact Hub presents Mr Gay World™ 2020 and Mr Gay World™ 2021 The Virtual Editions.

Director: Kosie Smit
Writer: Wim Vorster
Producer: John O’Neil
Assistant Producer: Johann van Niekerk
Executive Producer: Eric Butter

Judges:
Eric Butter (President, Owner and Founder of Mr Gay World™)
Rubin van Niekerk (Head Judge & Editor GayPages)
Edwin Reinerie (Editor Winq)
Fran Alvarado (Current Mr Gay World™ and Family Doctor)
Coenraad Kukkuk (Attorney and LGBTQ+ Rights Activist)
Lee-Ann van Rooi (Multi-Award-Winning Actor, Director and Producer)
Jacques Avril du Toit (Neuro-linguistic Programming Masters Practitioner)
Stuart Hatton (Mr Gay World™ 2014 and Businessman)
Michael Fisher (The pioneer of aspirational yet affordable fragrances and cosmetics in South Africa)
Rudi du Toit (Photographer)
Nicole Capper (2018 Mrs South Africa, TV personality, and The Impact Hub Founder)

Audit Firm: Mazars South Africa
Auditor Manager: Ian Ferreira-Massyn
Presenters: Elzabé Zietsman, Earl Gregory
Communications: Tony Richens (Gay Nation), Nicole Capper (The Impact Hub), Jacques Marais (Write Touch)
Editor: Kosie Smit
First Unit: Garden Route Media
Camera: Stefan Kloppers
Lighting Technician: Damian Hennessy
Sound: Snowy du Preez
Second Unit Camera: Rudi du Toit
Hair/Makeup: Jovan Calvert
Locations: Villa Castollini Knysna, Rexford Manor Knysna, Private residence of Tony & Ansie Berbridge Knysna, The Greens Guest House Knysna

Gay World Foundation
Non-Profit Company Registration Number 2021 / 301119 / 08
SARS PBO Number 9179400248