Mr Gay World 2011 visits Hong Kong.
The Search is On for Mr Gay Hong Kong 2011
20 September 2011, Hong Kong – MAN Asia Productions, for the third consecutive year, presents the search for Mr Gay Hong Kong.
This year's competition boasts four finalists who have undergone a makeover by an elite style team from Paul Gerrard, a pictorial by ace photographer Frankie To with outfits by Nude is Rude and swimwear by Gentleman's Agreement, and a public presentation at Nordic restaurant FINDS. The finalists are:
Edmund LEE Ho Chun, 21, fashion design student. He believes that fashion has given him a firm idea on how internal beauty can be expressed externally, through design. Suffice it to say, Edmund is a creative stylist and a sharp dresser! His goal is to help the community confront the issue of homosexual bullying in schools.
Jimmy WONG Chun, 26, dancer. Jimmy gave up a promising and potentially lucrative career in linguistics in order to turn his dream of becoming a dancer into reality. He has a naturally joyful personality that radiates from a strong and agile body.
Jonathan Bridge HUDSON, 28, travel writer. Whilst he may stick out in a crowd - not least because of his imposing stature - it only takes a few minutes in his presence to realize he is well acclimated to Hong Kong. In fact, he speaks Cantonese. But don’t just take our word for it -
approach Bridge and engage him in conversation!
Ricky CHAU Ka Wing, 23, sales agent for a luxury brand. Ricky may initially strike people as quiet and reserved, but he cares deeply about the LGBT community. It does take a lot of guts to be in the public eye as a proud gay man. Ricky hangs out a lot with lesbian friends, who are 100% behind him in his decision to join Mr. Gay Hong Kong.
Current Mr Gay Hong Kong Heihei Yau Chun Hei was a crowd favourite at Mr Gay World 2011 held in Manila and won a weekend in a luxury New York suite as a special personality award.
The winner of Mr Gay Hong Kong 2011 will be chosen through combined online votes from www.mrgayhongkong.com/vote/ and scores from an esteemed panel of judges:
Juju Chan, Cantopop Star
Marisa Zeman, Designer, Nude is Rude
Coco Pop, Superstar Drag Queen
Francois Nel, Mr Gay World 2011 from South Africa
Greg Crandall, Country Manager, Asia City Media Group
Joe Lam, Director, Hong Kong Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Tony Wong, Choreographer and Bar Owner, Zoo
The finalists will be competing in three rounds, namely: Swim Wear, Formal Wear, and Personality Interview.
The Masters of Ceremony are:
Valerie Soh, Blogger, www.valeriesoh.com
Phil Whelan, Presenter, RTHK's Morning Brew
Special surprise dance performance sponsored by Pink Dollar Technologies Limited.
The winner of Mr Gay Hong Kong 2011 will receive:
An all-expense paid participation in Mr Gay World 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa,
- Round-trip with accommodation
- Discretionary Cash Allowance
- Competition Wardrobe (National Costume & Formal Wear)
A cover and 6-page spread in Dim Sum Magazine and Q Guide
A model’s portfolio by noted photographer Frankie To
1 year professional hair styling services at Paul Gerrard
1 year as official spokesperson of the campaign against homophobic bullying in schools
The Grand Finale will be held on:
15 October 2011, Saturday, 7pm
Bisous, 9/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, HK
Tickets are HKD180 in advance and HKD250 at the door, inclusive of 1 standard drink. For enquiries and free delivery / pick-up within Central, call +852 9660 5552 (English) / +852 9281 2066 (Chinese) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Gay Hong Kong 2011 is directed by Rye Bautista and produced by blogger James Gannaban
of The Hyperactive Gay Boy™
About Mr Gay Hong Kong
Established in 2009 by MAN Asia Productions, Mr. Gay Hong Kong is the annual search for the gay man who best epitomizes the cosmopolitan territory of Hong Kong. It is much more than a beauty pageant. While physical beauty is part of the consideration, it is a young man’s character and personality that make a difference in the selection.
The winner or Mr. Gay Hong Kong assumes ambassadorship of the local gay community for one year, including being the public face of the campaign against homophobic bullying in schools. Mr Gay Hong Kong also has the unique privilege of representing Hong Kong in the prestigious Mr. Gay World pageant.
As a platform for gay rights and issues, Mr. Gay Hong Kong has had the honour of having been covered by CNN, USA Today, DNA Magazine (Australia), Mate (Netherlands and Germany), the South China Morning Post, RTHK, HK Magazine, Time Out Hong Kong, and various media
outlets. Mr. Gay Hong Kong is committed to gay advocacy and to the advancement of the gay agenda in mainstream conversation.
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