Francois Nel from South Africa is Mr. Gay World 2011

For the 2nd consecutive year, South Africa has won the Mr. Gay World title.

Heavy favorite Francois Nel, a 28-year-old Creative Writing/Visual Media graduate from South Africa, won Mr. Gay World 2011 at the Club Mwah! in Mandaluyong City, Philippines.

Francois succeeded Mr. Gay World 2010 titleholder Charl Van Den Berg who's also from South Africa.

Twenty-three (23) gorgeous gay candidates competed in the pageant.

Another big favorite Mr. Gay Australia Leigh Charles finished only as 3rd Runner Up. But he won 2 major awards: Best in Swimwear and Best in Formal Wear.

Host delegate Marc Ernest Biala made it as a Top 10 semifinalist and
also won 2 special awards. He's the only Asian to enter the semis.

Here's the official results of the Mr. Gay World 2011 competition:

MR. GAY WORLD 2011 (center): South Africa, Francois Nel
1st Runner Up (2nd from right): USA, Michael Kevin Holtz
2nd Runner Up (2nd from left): Spain, Israel Acevedo
3rd Runner Up (1st from right): Australia, Leigh Charles
4th Runner Up(1st from left): New Zealand, Aaron Comis

Curacao, Rupert Arrindell
Estonia, Madis Raastas
Ireland, Barry Gouldsbury
Mexico, Juan Manuel Lopez
Philippines, Marc Ernest Biala

Best in Swimwear - Australia, Leigh Charles
Best in Formal Wear - Australia, Leigh Charles
Best in National Costume -
Philippines, Marc Ernest Biala
Mr. Photogenic - New Zealand, Aaron Comis
Mr. Congeniality - Estonia, Madis Raastas
Mr. Sports - Ireland, Barry Gouldsbury
People's Choice (Online Poll winner) - Philippines, Marc Ernest Biala

Argentina, Gonzalo Bagaloni
Brazil, Eduardo Kamke
Bulgaria, Stanislav Tanchew
Canada, Rob Goddard
Chile, Alex Klocker
Czech Republic, Martin Goga
Finland, Kenmeth Liukkonen
Hong Kong, China, Hei Hei Yau
Iceland, Vilhjalmur Daviosson
India, Raul Patil
Macau, Jonathan Chong
Netherlands, Mischa Germeraad
Northern Ireland, Chris Flanagan
Norway, Trond Venseth
Peru, Lorenzo Rojas
Thailand, Kampa Somsrikaew

The Mr. Gay 2012 pageant will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Photos courtesy of Francois Nel and JR Sala

About M.I.

Mykiru is an entertainment blogger, having been named as one of the Top 10 Pinoy Showbiz Resources in the Philippines. For a decade now, has been delivering the latest, the hottest and most trending issues in the country.

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