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A South African man has been granted the title of Mr. Gay World 2010 after winning against twelve other men from all over the world.
After competing in the four-day contest in Oslo, Norway, Charl Van den Berg was crowned the winner of the contest.
South African Van den Berg, 28, was praised as the winner as the competition concluded on Saturday night.
Australia’s representative Bryon Adu took second place and other runners-up of the twelve contestants came from Spain, China and Hong Kong. Only a representative went from Northern Ireland, Britain was not entered into the competition.
Contestants had to undertake a number of activities, which helped show the judges their leadership skills and communication skills.
According to Gay NZ, winner Charl Van den Berg said about his new found title “It’s my aim to help break down stereotypes and differing mindsets in the global community and promote oneness and equality for all people by bridging the gap between those mindsets…. It is my understanding that people are people before we are different.”
The Mr. Gay World winner is awarded the chance to travel all over the world and be an ambassador for gay equality and help fight for LGBT rights. A statement describes the purpose of the contest as “finding a leader who can take on the responsibility of being a spokesman for the community and who can also speak out on equality and human rights on the world stage,”
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