Here he comes, Mr. Gay World!
The muscular 21-year-old from Germany, Klaus Burkart, is this year’s winner of the all-male competition held in South Africa.
The big win for Burkart comes before contenders from Australia, Cuba, Iceland and even Zambia, where homosexuality is considered illegal.
Similar to high profile beauty pageants such as Miss Universe, Gay World tested the fashion sense and athletic ability of this year’s 21 finalists. But there’s bigger issues afoot than just their looks — like gay rights.
“I would like to lead the world to a point where it is not essential to even have a coming out,” Burkart, who is hopeful of an accepting future, writes in his profile