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Mr Gay Hong Kong's Annual Media Night and Send-off Party to Mr Gay World in Cape Town
Mr Gay Hong Kong’s Annual Media Night & Send-off Party for Mass to Mr Gay World in Cape Town

April 17, 2015 | Friday | 7-9pm
Island 6 Gallery |  # 1 New Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong

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MGHK YEAR 6 FINALISTS UNMASKED; “VOTE FOR ME!” NOW OPEN!

MEET the four Finalists vying to become an
Ambassador for Hong Kong’s Rainbow Community,
and VOTE!

 

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DAVID HUNG, 38; ZENO NG, 46; MASS LUCIANO, 35; LUSHEEN BEAUMONT, 27; ARE PRESENTED FOR THE FIRST TIME TO THE COMMUNITY AS MGHK YEAR 6 FINALISTS | Ph. Mherck Caponpon, Sep 16, Club 7.
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BROAD CHESTS, HEARTS OF GOLD.
DAVID HUNG, 38; MASS LUCIANO, 35; ZENO NG, 46; AND LUSHEEN BEAUMONT, 27 VIE TO BECOME HONG KONG’S NEXT GAY SUPERHERO. GO TO WWW.MRGAYHONGKONG.COM/VOTE AND PICK OUT YOUR FAVOURITE! | Ph. Mherck Caponpon, Sept 16, Club 7.

 

Who would YOU unmask as the face of the new Mr Gay Hong Kong?

  • DAVID 'DORAEMON' HUNG (35%, 885 Votes)
  • MASS LUCIANO (34%, 837 Votes)
  • LUSHEEN BEAUMONT (21%, 530 Votes)
  • ZENO NG (10%, 248 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,497

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Voting ends October 18, 6pm – an hour before we open the doors to conclude a brand-new MGHK Purple Silver Masquerade…


UNMASKING THE FACE OF THE NEW MR GAY HONG KONG

The MGHK Year 6 Grand Finale

OCTOBER 18 | SATURDAY | 7PM

OVOLO SOUTHSIDE HOTEL
64 Wong Chuk Hang | Aberdeen


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2013 MR GAY HONG KONG GRAND FINALE YEAR 5
SHOOT! THEY’VE RAISED THE TICKET PRICE FOR THE 2013 MR GAY HONG KONG GRAND FINALE! THANK GOODNESS THERE’S A PROMO CODE I CAN USE TO STILL AVAIL OF THE OLD PRICE…

 

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3. We will have the ticket/s reserved under your name at the door. Collect in person with a valid proof of identification, and pay the same HK$250 early bird rate you might have otherwise missed out on. Ticket includes 1 piccolo bottle of Zonin Prosecco 1821.

Ah, Zonin! The epitome of fine Prosecco, with fine, effervescent bubbles that tickle the taste buds with notes of apricot and pears!
Ah, Zonin! The epitome of fine Prosecco, with fine, effervescent bubbles that tickle the taste buds with notes of apricot and pears!

The 2013 Mr Gay Hong Kong Grand Finale
October 19, Saturday, 7pm

ARMANI / PRIVE
2F Chater House, 8 Connaught Road, Central (Terrace level)

Dress Code:
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PRESS PRESENTATION & BAR TOUR

2013 MR GAY HONG KONG PRESS PRESENTATION & BAR TOUR
MEET & GREET THE 2013 MR GAY HONG KONG FINALISTS!

 

OCTOBER 4 (FRIDAY) | 7-9pm
PROPAGANDA (1 Hollywood Road, Central)
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PROSECCO ZONIN 1821
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NEWSMAKERS NAMED TO MGHK 2013’s PANEL OF JUDGES; NEW CRITERIA INTRODUCED

Naming newsmakers to the Mr Gay Hong Kong® Panel of Judges is a revered tradition. Among those who have had the honor are designer Marisa Zeman, model honcho Francis Lo, broadcaster Brian Leung, nightlife queen Colette Koo, media impresario Joe Lam, 2010 Mr Gay World Francois Nel, HK Magazine doyenne Sarah Fung, and many other notables.

The right mix of experts in the beauty and entertainment industry, as well as pundits in politics, philanthropy, media, and from within Hong Kong’s LGBT community, has to be struck. There is no exact science to it, but over the past four years, the Mr Gay Hong Kong® Organization’s choices have proven to be canny jurors.

The corresponding responsibility that comes with being a judge is, of course, monumental. Every Mr Gay Hong Kong® winner since 2009 has finished with distinction at Mr Gay World. The 2013 panel, thus, have a mountain of expectations to live up to. We wish them well.

May they – and YOU! – make the right decision.

Let’s meet the Judges!

 

JOANNE OOI, Founder, Plukka, Judge at 2013 Mr Gay Hong Kong
JOANNE OOI, Founder, Plukka
MICHAEL VIDLER, Barrister and Human Rights Activist, Judges at the 2013 Mr Gay Hong Kong Grand Finale
MICHAEL VIDLER, Barrister and Human Rights Activist
KASPER WAN, Female-to-Male Transgender Activist, judges at the 2013 Mr Gay Hong Kong Grand Finale
KASPER WAN, Female-to-Male Transgender Activist
HELENA CHAN, Finalist, Asia's Next Top Model, Judges at the 2013 Mr Gay Hong Kong Grand Finale on October 19 at Armani Prive
HELENA CHAN, Finalist, Asia’s Next Top Model
ADAM WHITE, Editor, HK Magazine, Judges at the 2013 Mr Gay Hong Kong Grand Finale
ADAM WHITE, Editor, HK Magazine
MANUEL PALACIOS, Manager, ARMANI/PRIVÉ, judges at the 2013 Mr Gay Hong Kong Grand Finale in Armani Prive on october 19
MANUEL PALACIOS, Manager, ARMANI/PRIVÉ

 

CRITERIA

The 2013 Mr Gay Hong Kong® winner will be determined from a composite tally based on:
60% Judges’ Ratings
30% Public Votes
10% Staff Vote from the Mr Gay Hong Kong® Organization.

How are these percentages further broken down?

The Panel of Judges will rate the finalists as follows:
15pts Platform Speech
15pts Swimwear
15pts Formal Wear
15pts Final Interview

The Public Vote is determined from the following:
– Finalists’ pre-finale popularity on www.mrgayhongkong.com
– Traction on Social Media channels (a composite tally from views on YouTube, Likes on Facebook, hash tags)
– Real-time Votes from the Grand Finale audience.

Finally, the Staff Vote is tallied from directors, photographers, stylists and volunteers – the people who have seen the Finalists grow, and behave, with or without the presence of cameras, journalists, or audience.

Who might the new winner be?

Your guess is as good as ours!

The search for Mr Gay Hong Kong 2013 is on!

Hong Kong’s gay community has the firepower to deliver a world leader. Mr Gay Hong Kong 2012 Benjie Caraig’s crowning as Mr Gay World 2013 First Runner-up at Antwerp (Belgium), last month has affirmed this. During the celebratory gathering, we signed an agreement with AIDS Concern. This year’s winner in Mr Gay Hong Kong competition will carry the title of AIDS Concern ‘Red Ribbon Ambassador’. He will work closely with AIDS Concern to raise awareness about HIV prevention and promote safer sex in the community.

AIDS Concern was the first non-government charity in Hong Kong to provide AIDS-care and consultation services when it was established in 1990 by a group of volunteers. The biggest challenge they had faced at that time was the addressing the social stigma and discrimination people living with AIDS faced from the society.

When we launched Mr Gay Hong Kong five years ago, some of our candidates had already worked with AIDS Concern in one capacity or another. They had bravely stepped forward to support our dream then. The stigma they fought in the last century still exists. The discrimination they fought in the last decade still exists. But it is no longer their fight alone, it is our fight. We have come a full circle. Today, we are proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with them towards a common cause through the Red Ribbon Angels Campaign, now in its 11th year.

Mr Gay Hong Kong is often brushed aside as fluffy. We take this in good humour. How can we not when the people on our team have run anti-bullying campaigns, organized fundraisers, created marketing strategies, conceived numerous ideas for and run various LGBT-friendly projects, and even created the Pink Season LGBT festival? There are activists fighting at the grassroots level, there are activists lobbying the government’s various departments, there are activists talking to various political parties, there are superstar entertainers uniting their fans to fight for LGBT rights. We just believe in doing things a bit differently from them. We add to the glamour yet substance we lack not.

Good looks can buy you your first 5 seconds onstage, the proverbial foot through the door, but we look beyond that in a winner. Mr Gay Hong Kong must be articulate, presentable, fit and charismatic. He should be someone with the ability to charm a crowd and win people over to support his causes. It is the positive attitude that matters in the end. If you have it in you (or a friend does) to represent Hong Kong at the world level, then step forward (or help recommend your friend). The winner gets to participate in Winter Pride in Whistler (Canada) and Mr Gay World in Rome (Italy). For free.

If not, then join us for a drink anyway. This year’s Grand Finale is at Armani Privé (2/F Chater House, Central, HK) on 19th October, 7pm.

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2013年香港同志先生招募中!

香港同志社群具實力錘鍊世界領袖。從2012香港同志先生Benjie Caraig在上個月舉行的比利時安特衛普的2013世界同志先生中勇奪亞軍,已肯定了這一點。在祝捷會上,我們與「關懷愛滋」簽署一項協議,今年香港同志先生冠軍會擔任關懷愛滋「紅絲帶大使」。他將與「關懷愛滋」緊密合作,提高社群對預防愛滋病毒的認識,並推廣安全性行為。

關懷愛滋成立於1990年,由一組志願者組成;當時乃香港第一間提供愛滋病護理和諮詢服務的非政府慈善機構。當時所面臨的最大挑戰是解決愛滋病患者在社會上受到的負面標籤及歧視。

我們五年前創辦香港同志先生,一部份參賽者已與關懷愛滋保持一定關係。他們勇敢地走上前台,支持我們的理想,上世紀曾奮戰的負面標籤,至今依然存在。過去十年他們艱苦迎戰的歧視依然存在。但他們現不用單打獨鬥,因為大家亦已加入戰線。我們又歸一家了!今天,我們自豪地宣佈透過今年邁向11週年的「紅絲帶大使」宣傳運動,與關懷愛滋朝着同一目標並肩作戰。

「香港同志先生」經常被指為姿勢多於實際。我們只能幽默地泰然待之。我們又怎會放在心上,尤其本團隊過去策劃反欺凌運動、舉辦募捐活動、制定推廣策略,孕育無數點子和營運各種同志友善計劃,甚至曾創辦「粉紅天」性小眾文化節呢?有積極分子在基層苦戰,亦有其他運動家遊說政府各部門,有專向各政黨遊說的活躍分子,亦有巨星藝人團結他們粉絲爭取性小眾平權。我們只是殊途同歸。分別是增添多點魅力而無損實涵。

英俊外表能令你在台上,獲得良好的第一印象,但我們對冠軍有更高期許。香港同志先生必須口齒伶俐、醒目得體、具強健體魄及有魅力。他會迷倒眾人及說服各位支持他的使命。說到底就是這份積極態度。自問擁有這份熱誠 ( 或知悉有朋友) 能在世界舞台上代表香港,請把握機會 (或推薦你的朋友)。今年冠軍會參加冬季在加拿大溫士拿的Winter Pride 和羅馬的世界同志先生選舉。完全免費。

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無論如何,各位歡迎來喝一杯。今年總決賽定在10月19日,香港中環遮打大廈2樓的Armani Privé晚上7點舉行。到時見。

HONG KONG IS 1ST RUNNER-UP AT MR GAY WORLD 2013!

 

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5 AUGUST 2013 (ANTWERP, BELGIUM) – BENJIE CARAIG, THE CURRENT MR GAY HONG KONG TITLEHOLDER, FINISHES IN FIRST RUNNER-UP POSITION AT THE ANNUAL SEARCH FOR MR GAY WORLD.

Caraig secured Hong Kong’s best placement to date at the prestigious international competition, sustaining a 4-year streak of distinctive showing. 2010 Mr Gay HK Rick Twombley finished as Second Runner-up in Oslo, Norway; 2011 Mr Gay HK Heihei Yau Chun Hei earned a Special Distinction for personality in Manila, the Philippines; and 2012 Mr Gay HK Jimmy Wong Chun Nam was a Top 10 semifinalist in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Twenty-five national titleholders from five continents participated in this year’s competition, the winner of which is tasked with promoting gender equality worldwide as a spokesperson for the LGBT community. New Zealand’s Christopher Olwage cemented his status as an an early favorite by going all the way to claim the World title.

This year’s edition transpired concurrently with the World Out Games. Throughout four days, a panel of judges determined the delegates’ athletic ability, leadership potential, knowledge of LGBT issues, and public presentation skills.

Caraig parlayed years of experience as a fitness trainer and dance instructor to his advantage. His contribution to the local LGBT community as a speaker at the IDAHOT rally, fundraiser for the annual Pink Season festival (in cooperation with Fruits in Suits), designer of the “It’s OK to be Gay!” t-shirt in aid of the campaign against homophobic bullying in schools, ambassador of the 1069 mobile app for HIV/AIDS testing, supporter of the I AM ME campaign, and co-host (with Yau) of the monthly MGHK TV webisodes were also highly regarded.

Caraig, a Filipino-born resident of Jordan (佐敦), Yau Tsim Mong District, won the right to represent Hong Kong at the prestigious international competition by winning a month-long local search that culminated on 6 October 2012. His rigorous preparation for Mr Gay World included support from Paul Gerrard, Pink Dollar, Sam’s Tailor and Flight Centre.

“Benjie’s placement is proof that, indeed, it takes a village to raise a child,” enthuses James Gannaban, Founder of the Mr Gay HK Organization (MGHKO). “In addition to Benjie’s laser-like focus during the course of his training, we also benefited from the valuable input of community leaders, support from corporate partners, and tireless encouragement from Mr Gay HK’s fans.”

“The results very much reflect our intention to weave the Mr Gay HK brand deeper into the fabric of Hong Kong’s LGBT community,” adds Anshuman Das, Director, MGHKO. “As we embark on our fifth year, we need to identify the issues that challenge the advancement of gender equality and throw our muscle behind more meaningful initiatives.”

MGHKO will soon announce a partnership with a well-respected charitable foundation, to name the winner of Mr Gay HK as the Ambassador of the foundation’s cornerstone campaign in the the MSM community.

A victory homecoming event is planned for Caraig on 21 August 2013, Wednesday, at a yet-to-be-disclosed location.

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香港代表勇奪2013年世界同志先生亞軍寶座
(比利時安特衞普,8月5日) – 本年度香港同志先生在每年一度的世界同志先生競選破天荒榮膺亞軍 。
Caraig在這久負盛名的國際競爭中為香港奪得歷來最佳成績,維持連續4年香港代表的耀明表現。 2010年香港同志先生Rick Twombley在挪威奧斯陸獲得季軍,2011香港同志先生「熙熙」在菲律賓馬尼拉贏得個性優異獎,2012香港同志先生黃振華黃鎮南在南非約翰內斯堡入圍前十名。

來自世界五大洲的二十五個國家冠軍參加了今年比賽,優勝者肩負推動全球性別平等、為LGBT社區作代言人的任務。新西蘭克代表Christopher Olwage早比視為大熱門,最終在眾望所歸下成為本年度冠軍。

今年競選與世界同志運動會同時舉行。四天內的評委評選各代表們的運動能力、領導潛力,對同志議題的知識及公共演講技巧。

Caraig充分發揮其身為健身及舞蹈教練的優勢。他為本港同志社區貢獻良多,在國際不再恐同日集會上發言,與Fruits in Suits 合作,為每年一度的粉紅天募捐,設計”It’s OK to be Gay!”T恤推動反對校園恐同欺凌,身兼「1069愛滋病毒測試手機應用程式推廣大使,支持「I AM ME」反性向欺凌錄像計劃,與熙熙每月共同主持的的每月香港同志先生網絡節目亦備受推崇。

菲律賓裔Benjie Caraig 現居於佐敦,在2012年10月6日,經過一個月搜索後,贏得代表香港參加這久負盛名的國際競選資格。他遠赴比利時前,蒙Paul Gerrard髪廊、Pink Dollar、 Sam’s Tailor 及Flight Centre贊助下積極備戰。

「Benjie Caraig的佳績證明他的成功有賴各位合力支持,」香港同志先生組織創辦人James Gannaban興奮地道, 「除了Benjie 備戰期間驚人集中力外,,我們亦感謝社區領袖提出的寶貴意見、企業夥伴的支持,以及粉絲們不懈的鼓勵。」

「結果反映了我們矢志讓香港同志先生品牌融入本港同志社群的決心,」董事Anshuman Das補充,「踏入第5年,我們需要辨清挑戰社會性取向平等進步的社會議題,並把我們力量,集中支持更具意義的舉措。」

「香港同志先生組織將很快宣布與一個著名慈善基金會合作,今年的冠軍會成為基金會於男同志界健康計劃的大使。」
慶功派對已鐵定於2013年8月21日,星期三舉行,地點仍有待確實。

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Media Meet and Greet Night

M&G NIGHT
Date: 24 July 2013 (Wednesday)
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: Porto Fino (28 Old Bailey Street, SoHo)
Tons de Duorum wine will be served
Please RSVP below by 20 July 2013.

時間:7月24日, 星期三
地點:Porto Fino 中環奧卑利街28號
敬備美點及葡萄牙著名Tons de Duorum白酒招待
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MR GAY HONG KONG 2012 FULL RESULTS

WINNER BENJI CARAIG
1st Runner-up Donny De Silva
2nd Runner-up Dickson Lau
3rd Runner-up Raul Franco
4th Runner-up Trevor Alt

Mr Popularity Benji Caraig
Best in Swimwear Donny De Silva
Best in Formal Wear (tie) Raul Franco & Dickson Lau

Judges
Sarah Fung
Priscilla I’Anson
Angie Palmer
Reggie Ho
DJ Stonedog

MC
James Gannaban

Performers
Les Fleurs Sauvage
Baby M
Jeremy Luen

Producers
James Gannaban
Anshuman Das

Show Director
Rye Bautista