Organisers have announced that South Africa’s representative to 2020’s Mr Gay World competition – set to take place in Knysna from 30 April to 3 May 2020 – will be chosen via SMS and SnapScan voting, after a lack of funding led to the cancellation of the crowning ceremony, which would have taken place on 31 January. Voting will be open until 10 February.

To vote for your favourite finalist, you now have two avenues: either find your favourite’s QR code on the Mr Gay World South Africa website, or send an SMS reading “MGWSAXX” (replace the XX with the number of the finalist you’d like to vote for) to 45509. SMS votes cost R1.50, SnapScan voting costs R1.00, and you are allowed to vote as many times as you like.

If you’re still wondering who to cast your vote for, check out the finalists’ videos, where they introduce themselves and set out what their ambitions for the competition are.

Dencil Hattingh

Age: 39

From: Cape Town, Western Cape

To vote for Dencil, SMS MGWSA02 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.

Jonathan Larhein

Age: 23

From: Johannesburg, Gauteng

To vote for Jonathan, SMS MGWSA03 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.

Mojalefa Lekanyane

Age: 22

From: Pretoria, Gauteng

To vote for Mojalefa, SMS MGWSA04 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.

Edwin (Tsholofelo) Mamogobo

Age: 32

From: Pretoria, Gauteng

To vote for Edwin, SMS MGWSA05 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.

Thabang Modiba

Age: 22

From: Pretoria, Gauteng

To vote for Thabang, SMS MGWSA06 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.

Thabo Mofokeng

Age: 20

From: Phuthaditjhaba, Free State

To vote for Thabo, SMS MGWSA07 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.

Prince Nsibande

Age: 44

From: Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal

To vote for Prince, SMS MGWSA08 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.

Riaan Phillips

Age: 36

From: Cape Town, Western Cape

To vote for Riaan, SMS MGWSA09 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.

Thabang Phutsisi

Age: 32

From: Randburg, Gauteng

To vote for Thabang, SMS MGWSA10 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.

Marthinus Smith

Age: 29

From: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

To vote for Marthinus, SMS MGWSA12 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.

George Ungerer

Age: 51

From: Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape

To vote for George, SMS MGWSA13 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.

Charl-Jaquairdo Van Helsdingen

Age: 28

From: Johannesburg, Gauteng

To vote for Charl-Jaquairdo, SMS MGWSA14 to 45509, or cast your vote via SnapScan.