Just a few weeks ago, Chris Emmanuel, CrossFit aficionado and box owner from Knysna, was crowned Mr Gay World South Africa. Chris, together with delegates from 22 other countries, will now vie for the coveted title of Mr Gay World 2019, taking over from the reigning Mr Gay World, Jordan Bruno, who was crowned at a glitzy ceremony in Knysna last year.

The Mr Gay World 2019 competition will take place in Cape Town from 28 April to 4 May, when the new titleholder will be announced at the Grand Finale, which is to be held at the Cape Town City Hall.

The excitement is building, and we can now introduce you to the finalists in the Mr Gay World 2019 competition. You will soon be able to vote for your favourite delegate – watch this space for more information. In the mean time, meet the boys!

From Australia, Rad Mitic

From Belgium, Bart Hesters

From Botswana, Oratile Victor Phofhedi

From Brazil, Raphael dos Anjos

From Canada, Josh Rimer

From Chile, Carlos Navarro

From Costa Rica, Marko Soto

From Finland, Ismo Poutiainen

From Germany, Marcel Danner

From Hungary, Oliver Pusztai

From India, Suresh Ramdas

From Ireland, Guilherme Souza

From Japan, Tiger Shigetake

From Mexico, Kaleb Omar

From Namibia, Rivelino Reinecke

From New Zealand, Nick Francis

From Peru, Jorge Seminario

From the Philippines, Janjep Carlos

From South Africa, Chris Emmanuel

From Spain, Francisco Alvarado

From Taiwan, Colin Lu

From Thailand, Chayodhom Samibat

From Venezuela, Walter Moreno