The votes are in and the Mr. Gay Germany contest has announced their top finalists for this years competition. There were many qualified contestants looking to defend Germany’s Mr. Gay World title last year, leading to an extra two men chosen to go onto the next round, making it a top 12 this year instead of a top 10.
So what’s next for the lucky dozen? Over the next several weeks the contestants will be preparing for the semi-finals taking place in Cologne on October 3, which will include a boot camp challenge, photo shoots and a LGBT knowledge test.
Unlike many other beauty contests, Mr. Gay Germany is not all about the looks. Each candidate must also present an idea or effort that they will be focusing on should they win not only the German title, but the title of Mr. Gay World. Last years winner, Klaus Burkart, pushed forward with his ‘OneDay’ campaign, which seeks to put an end to ‘coming out’.
After the semi-finals, the public will then have their chance to vote for the winner with the guidance of a jury consisting of Klaus Burkart and Frank Lukas, moderator of Germany’s first gay TV news show “Anders Trend”. The winner will be announced in Mannheim on October 24.