Is There a Need for a Male Alpha Pageant List?

Back in 2016, in our old Sash Factor blog, we have written an article regarding the Alpha pageant for male pageants. That concept didn’t fly with the fans.

It was discussed that male pageantry does not command the same level of respect as the more established female pageants; hence an Alpha list is too difficult to sell. As compared to female pageants, male pageants are fairly young as most male pageants were borne in the late 90s and early 2000s. There were numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, crown-buying and fixing, cash prizes never awarded, and shady business practices that marred the male pageant industry. And these are possibly the reasons why an Alpha status doesn’t stick with male pageants.

But is it time for everyone to reconsider having a list for the Male Alpha Pageants?


Mister World – established in 1996, this is one of the oldest and longest running male pageants around. The competition is originally held every other year. So far the competition has 10 winners since it was established.

Manhunt International – is the oldest existing male competition established in 1993. The annual competition has skipped 7 editions in its 26 year history.

Mister International – the annual male pageant was established in 2006 and has been consistently held until it skipped a year in 2017. Paul Iskandar reigned from 2016-2017 until he passed his title to Seung Hwan Lee in April 30, 2018.

Mister Supranational – one of the youngest established male pageants but certainly one of the glossiest in terms of its finals. The competition was established in 2016 and has 4 winners so far.

Mister Global – established in 2014 the Thai-owned pageant has had six editions so far.

Mister Gay World – this male pageant is exclusive for gay males and has been around since 2009.


Personally, there is no need to create an Alpha list for male pageants, at least NOT YET. Here’s why.
First is that male pageants need to clean up its act. If a long running male pageant has allegations of ‘fixing the winner’ to their favorites, or if another long running male pageant has alleged sexual favors being exchanged behind the scenes, then you know that the male pageant industry as a whole need to be run honorably and as clean as possible. There have been allegations of winners not receiving their cash prizes long after their reigns are over. There are also rumors of male pageant winners who did not sign their contracts with international orgs due to unfair compensation.
The male pageant industry still has long ways to go in terms of having a respectably run male pageant that is both consistently staged and with enough post-coronation activities for the winner. Mister Supranational is on its way in terms of how the pageant is run but there are areas still in need of improvement and inclusion. Among the male pageants currently in existence, the Mister Supranational is perhaps comes on top of the list in male pageants despite it being around for only 4 years. Mister World has been held inconsistently held and is deemed as a poor brother to the Miss World pageant. It is also unclear how they are judged during the finals night to bring about a winner. Manhunt International’s long hiatus in between its staging has damaged its popularity when it used to be the top male competition in the late 90s to early 2000s.

All of this contributes to our opinion that an Alpha status for male pageants is yet too early and premature.

How about you? Is it time to revisit the idea of creating a Male Alpha Pageant list?

Mister Gay World Philippines

The Mister Gay World Philippines | Mister Fahrenheit competition selects the annual representative of the Philippines to the Mister Gay World pageant.
Since the international pageant’s inception in 2009, the Philippines only failed to join just once in 2018.

Our mission is to look for the best Filipino representative to compete for the Mister Gay World pageant every year that will carry the Mister Gay World Philippines Organization’s platform which are Mental Health Wellness/and HIV/AIDS/PreP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) Awareness.
Our vision is to be taken as a serious entity as global influence towards its mission to provide information and programs under the law for the LGBTQ+ community, and to work hand and hand with various organizations and institutions that share the same causes for an effective delivery of its message.

2009 – Wilbert Ting Tolentino
2010 – David Bosley, semifinalist at Mister Gay World
2011 – Marc Earnest Biala, semifinalist at Mister Gay World
2012 – Carlito Rosadino Jr., semifinalist at Mister Gay World
2013 – Erimar Ortiga, semifinalist at Mister Gay World
2014 – Randolph Val Palma, semifinalist at Mister Gay World
2015 – Nomer Yuzon
2016 – Christian Lacsamana, 2nd Runner Up at Mister Gay World
2017 – John Raspado,  Mister Gay World
2018 – no local competition held, appointed to compete was Gleeco Magpoc
2019 – John Jeffrey Carlos, Mister Gay World
2020 – Lenard Kodie Macayan (competition date still not known)

All the Winners of Mister Gay World Pageant

Warning! NSFW!!!
June is Pride Month. And in honor of that we bring to you the winners of the Mister Gay World pageant in a photo-collage for today’s #MANicMondays post…
(Winners are arranged from Left to Right)
2009 – Max Krzyzanowski, Ireland
2010 – Charl Van Den Berg, South Africa
2011 – Francois Nel,  South Africa

(L to R: winners from 2009 to 2011)

2012 – Andreas Derleth, New Zealand
2013 – Christopher Michael Olwage,  New Zealand
* The second back to back win after South Africa in 2010-2011

(L to R: winners from 2012 to 2013)

2014 – Stuart Hatton, United Kingdom
2015 – Klaus Burtkart, Germany (resigned)
– Mass Luciano, Hong Kong (ascended to the title after Burtkart’s resignation)

(L to R: winners from 2014 to 2015)

2016 – Roger Gosalbez, Spain
2017 – John Raspado, Philippines
2018 – Jordan Bruno, Australia
2019 – Janjep Carlos, Philippines

(L to R: winners from 2006 to 2018)

About the Pageant
The Mr Gay World competition strives to be a mentor in grooming gay leaders that will advance gay human rights both locally and throughout the world. As a contestant to Mr Gay World, the delegate signifies his intent to be honor-bound by the following code of ethics:
– To treat delegates, staff, judges and associates with respect and dignity;
– To conduct himself with honesty, integrity and fairness and respect to the people around him;
– To not discriminate based on race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and/or sexual expression;
– To be responsible at all times for the truthful and non-deceptive promotion regarding MGW’s visions;
– To support the goals of Mr Gay World, as well as support the LGBT community in general, in a constructive and positive manner;
– To conduct business with strict adherence to the laws of their respective legal jurisdictions, the business or professional codes existent in such jurisdiction and the particular business or profession, and in accordance with generally accepted business practices.


Hong Kong: Official Mister Gay World 2019 Venue

The Mister Gay World organization has officially named Hong Kong as the next country host of the annual male competition specifically for members of the LGBTQ community.

The coveted Mr Gay World 2019 contest dates have been officially announced. This prestigious contest, now in its 11th year will be held in Hong Kong from 28 April to 4 May 2019. Mister Gay World 2018 Jordan Bruno, an Australian reality TV star and chef, will be crowning his successor then.
Last June, Hong Kong won the bid to host the contest. Hong Kong has also been chosen to host the Gay Games in 2022.

The Mr. Gay World Competition is a Twenty First Century public performance where the delegates represent their nation as the best spokesperson and embody the spirit of their nation.
As a treat, here are several photo-collages of reigning winner, Jordan Bruno…

Jordan was a contestant on My Kitchen Rules, and now is an advocate for mental health and the LGBTI community.
Self confessed Mama’s Boy…

#MANicMondays: Mister Gay World Wishlist, Angel David Rodriguez

Angel David Rodriguez, that name should ring a bell since he was Mister Venezuela Deporte 2014 and Mister Model Venezuela in 2015.

This 23 year old came out of the closet by posting a photo on his social media account last January 3, 2016 with his then boyfriend. His coming out came  after the Mister Model International 2015 pageant where he finished among the top 13 and earned for himself the elegance award. 
Turning 24 later this year, this 6’0″ hottie would be a nice Venezuelan rep to the Mister Gay World pageant, whose current winner is John Raspado of the Philippines. The Mister Gay World is an annual international male pageant for gay men. According to its website, “the Mr Gay World competition strives to be a mentor in grooming gay leaders that will advance gay human rights both locally and throughout the world.” Surely, Angel would be qualified to join and compete.

Hopefully he takes this as an opportunity. He is too good looking not take a shot at the title.

Mister Gay World 2017 Full List of Winners

Mister Gay World 2017: PHILIPPINES –  John Raspado

1st Runner Up: Spain – Cándido Arteaga
2nd Runner Up: Belgium – Raf Van Puyembroeck
Top 5 : Switzerland – Marco Tornese
Top 5 : South Africa – Alexander Steyn

Top 10:

South Africa

Mister Written Test: Indonesia
Mister Formal Wear: Philippines
Mister National Costume: Spain
Mister Photogenic: Spain
Mister Interview: Philippines
Mister Online Vote: Philippines
Mister Fashion Show: Chile
Mister Congeniality: New Zealand
Mister Social Campaign: South Africa
Mister Sports Challenge: Chile
Congratulations to the new winners!