MR GAY WORLD™ ANNOUNCES 2021 REPLACEMENT
Following the resignation of Mr Gay World™ 2021 Louw Breytenbach from South Africa, the organisation is delighted to announce that first runner-up Joel Rey Carcasona from the Philippines will take over the role for the remainder of the reign.
This will see both of the concurrent titleholders represent the same country after Kodie Macayan from the Philippines won Mr Gay World™ 2020.
Carcasona is 28 years old from the central Philippines region of Cebu City, is a registered nurse and wants to be an advocate for health, especially to the LGBTQ+ community.
In the Mr Gay World™ 2021 competition, Carcasona was successful in taking out the Social Media Presence category and performed strongly enough in all other areas to see him ranked second initially and now taking over the title.
Speaking about the announcement, Carcasona said he was incredibly humbled to be given this opportunity.
“I would firstly like to express my sincerest thanks to Louw Breytenbach for his work in his time as Mr Gay World™,” Carcasona said.
“I look forward to using my new profile to push for my advocacy which is universal health care and welfare of the people especially the LGBTQ+ community since it’s very timely, especially now that we are still in the clutches of the pandemic.
“Helping people provide the right information and encouraging my fellow health care workers to wear rainbow pins, badges, or lanyards so we could have a friendlier, happier, and most of all, a healthier community,”
“I look forward to working with Mr Gay World™ 2020 and fellow Philippino Kodie Macayan both here at home but also in all parts of the world.”
The concurrent titleholders will work closely with the Gay World Foundation NPC to help spread the word and raise valuable funds for LGBTQ+ organisations across the globe for the next 12 months or until the next Mr Gay World™ is conducted.
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In the spirit of the season, I will just have to ignore you and your _ _ _ _ _ _ remarks. =)
Wow. 3 victories in a row for the Philippines. A new world record for the Philippines. Congratulations.
Another pageant with only 10 contestants! Congratulations na nga 🙂
Sorry, serge. I didn’t mean to make my comment a reply to yours.
luh.. back to back to back.. 4 winners in less than 5 years… grabe naman… sobrang high caliber ba ng padala natin at tayo lagi winner? Kumusta naman from other countries?
Ang Ganda ng kutis!
Congratulations. Back-la to back-la ang Felepens! Lol.
However, some comments:
1) Why are you thanking again Louw? The organizers are the proper people to thank him (if indeed there are things to be thankful for), not you. It seems presumptuous.
2) How can your “new profile” push for your advocacy? Di ko ma gets. Lol.
3) The pandemic does not discriminate. Be it straight of LGBTQ. So what specific programs for LGBTQ are you talking about now that we are still in the clutches of the pandemic? May iba bang safety measure for them? Lol.
Live as what you
Courteous and Considerate
1) When you win, you become your organization’s spokesperson. You become their figurehead. That they chose you means they trust you, that they see themselves in you. Ask @ scorg. 🙂
2) By ‘profile’, I take it to mean you refer to THIS (above). I personally always take a man in black seriously. As Jon Bon Jovi’s ‘Midnight in Chelsea’ went, “… Gothic girls all dressed in black, serious as heart attacks. Takes a little bit of getting used to… No one’s looking for a savior. No one’s asking me for favors… I’m the man I want to be”.
3) Do you watch Eat Bulaga’s ‘Bawal Judgmental’ game segment? Today, gay guys who came out were featured. One of them was a ‘Starstruck’ alumnus. Matagal nang umiikot na closet case siya. Pero for all intents & purposes, today lang siya umamin; I guess in the safe cloak/mantle of show business peers, he felt at ease to do so. Mabait ‘tong batang ‘to. Nung kasagsagan niya, wala kang narinig na scandal or controversy mula sa kanya. Of course, ‘yung mga tao sa nakaraan niya, malamang may ilang inggit sa tinatamasa niyang success, siniraan siya. But the young man kept his dignity & chose to quietly ride out the storm. Now looking at him & hearing him speak, it seems all that is behind him now…
Ang issue ay because HE (the Starstruck alum) LOST JOBS WHEN HE ADMITTED. That’s unfair. Our labor laws protect all against being discriminated against on matters that should stay private & none of others’ business. ‘Ika nga sa Armed Services, ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’. RESPETO LANG/LAGI’.
When Joe Carcasona calls on his gay followers to wear rainbow lanyard at work, it is both reminder & warning that you never deny opportunity simply on gender preference/orientation. To have work is a basic human right. No less than Pope Francis told this to Italian coal (?) miners in a visit he made to them some years ago. That a man without work (‘lavoro’) has no dignity.