PRESS RELEASE Juan Pinnick forced to withdraw from Mr Gay World™

Pretoria, South Africa. (23 April 2018) – Juan Pinnick, the reigning Mr. Gay World™ Southern Africa, has been forced to withdraw from this year’s Mr. Gay World™ competition.

Juan recently underwent an operation on his knee and will not be fit enough to be able to participate in the rigorous challenges that have been lined up for the delegates.

While Juan will keep his title of Mr. Gay World™ Southern Africa, his first prince, Karabo Morake, will take his place in the upcoming competition to represent Southern Africa.

Organiser John-Louis O’Neil voiced his disappointment by saying: “We are very sad that Juan will not be ready for this year’s Mr. Gay World™, as he certainly has the personality to do very well in this competition. We are however thankful that Karabo is stepping forward and we wish him all the best.”

The delegates for Mr. Gay World™ will arrive in Knysna on 20 May and will spend a week doing various physical and other challenges before the winner is crowned at the Grand Finale on 26 May.

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Karabo Morake (left); Juan Pinnick (middle) and Thaio Lekhanya (right)
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