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Mister Gay Chile

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Date  07 January 2017
Entrants  36
Broadcaster  Canal Farándula Gay
Placements  10
Mister Gay Chile
Entertainment  Gia, Felipink and Jordan Saavedra.
Debuts  Arica, Antofagasta, El Loa, Coquimbo, Valparaíso, Marga Marga, Petorca, Los Andes, San Felipe de Aconcagua, Maipo, Melipilla, Cordillera, O'Higgins, Maule, Los Ríos and Los Lagos

Mister Gay Chile is the national integral beauty title for Chilean gay men. The choice of candidates is based not only on physical attributes. Communication skills are measured from applicants, their form of expression and, above all, the level of commitment of each participant with causes and values of the gay community. The last edition of this competition was in January 2016.

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The greatest success of Chile in a gay contest was in February 2011, when Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda, Mr. Gay Chile 2009 - 2010, won the title of International Mr Gay Competition. The current Mr. Gay Chile titleholder is Juan Pedro Pavez Bohle and he will be the Chilean Delegate in Mr Gay World 2017.

Purpose

The purpose of Mister Gay Chile titleholders is to project a positive image of gay people. The 2017 winner will be chosen by popular vote of the followers of contest and the vote of a jury panel. In case of a tie the competition organizers can appeal to the audience vote in the grand finale.

Mr. Gay Chile Titleholders

  • 2008 – Roberto Andres Alvarez Alvarado (he competed in Mr Gay World 2009).
  • 2009 - 2010 Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda Mr Gay World Chile 2010 and Mr. Gay International 2011 winner.
  • 2011- Alex Klocker (he did not compete in Mr Gay World 2011).
  • 2012- Alexis Cabrera (he did not compete in Mr Gay World 2012).
  • 2012 - Christopher Alejandro Romo Mr Gay World Chile 2012.
  • 2012- Hector Cáceres Mister Gay Chile for Mr. Gay International (he did not compete in a international contest).
  • 2012 - 2013 Jean Daniel Mr Gay World Chile 2013.
  • 2013 - 2014 Diego Felipe González (he did not compete in a international contest as Mr. Gay Chile).
  • 2016 - Jordan Saavedra Mr Gay World Chile 2016.
  • 2017 - Juan Pedro Pavez Bohle Mr Gay World Chile 2017.
  • Mr. Gay Chile 2008

    In the first and second competition, the selection of candidates was conducted by the advertising agency Tsunami after a personal interview. The Mr. Gay Chile competition was created by Gay Phone, the most visited phone chat of the country, as part of its social responsibility policy, and has the backing of MOVILH, the leading advocacy organization for the GLBT community. Titleholders have represented Chile in international competitions: Mr. Gay International and Mr Gay World.

    The choice of Mr. Gay Chile has changed in each issue. In the first edition, candidates faced a panel of judges headed by politician Marco Enríquez-Ominami in the grand finale at the Radisson Hotel Ciudad Empresarial.

    On November 2008, the first event was held in the Radisson Hotel of Ciudad Empresarial. The event began with the presentation of the 10 finalists, a total of 60 original applicants, and with sharp questions from the jury. The jury was composed of Marco Enríquez-Ominami, Oliver Leleux (owner of Gay Fone), the president of MOVILH, Rolando Jiménez, Latin America correspondent for Rolling Stone magazine, Morten Andersen, the representative of Amnesty International, Patricio Quevedo, the president of Chile Gay Sports, Ricardo León and the presidente of the Social Action Center for Diversity, Ricardo Santos.

    The jury evaluated the knowledge of the candidates on the main causes of the LGBT movement, and on the rights of other discriminated groups. Delegates: Roberto Alvarez, Leandro Urzay from Argentina, Carlos Foncea, Claudio Ortiz, Jorge Valenzuela, Pablo Chamoli Perú, Juan Pablo Ramírez, Andrés Barrientos, Gastón Bustos, Álvaro Pastrian, Renato Montoya, Agustín Hernández from Argentina and Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda.

    The jury selected three finalists, who went to a second round of questions, those elected were: Roberto Alvarez, Alvaro Pastrian and Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda. The winning prize was one million pesos in cash. Roberto Andres Alvarez Alvarado (28) Chemical Technical, won the competition. About his victory Roberto Alvarez said: "I know I'm not the most handsome gay Chile, but if I dared to compete and contribute to ending the cartoons. I feel I can contribute to combat discrimination". Alvarez was invited to TVN program, Animal Nocturno, and was the face of the Gay Fone advertising for a year.

    Mr. Gay Chile 2009-2010

    In December 2009, the second competition was held in the Radisson Hotel of Ciudad Empresarial. The event began with the presentation of the 10 finalists, a total of 60 original applicants, and with sharp questions from the jury. Finalists: Michel González, Jorge Lira, Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda, Claudio Muñoz, Diego Saa, Francisco Guajardo, Matías Aguilera, Camilo Carrasco, Alfredo Cabrera (from Concepción) y Alexis Romero (from Punta Arenas).In the second edition, a total of 25 candidates competed in an online poll. The 10 candidates with more popular support, became finalists and faced a panel of judges led by photographer and journalist Jordi Castell.

    In the second edition, a total of 25 candidates competed in an online poll. The 10 candidates with more popular support, became finalists and faced a panel of judges led by photographer and journalist Jordi Castell. Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda returns to compete for the title of Mister Gay Chile and wins. The jury that chose Pablo Salvador as Mister Gay Chile was led by Jordi Castell (Chilean photographer and host of TV). Delegates: Michel González, Jorge Lira, Claudio Muñoz, Diego Saa, Francisco Guajardo, Matias Aguilera (First Runner Up)Camilo Carrasco, Alfredo Cabrera and Alexis Romero (Second Runner Up)

    On 2010 February, Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda represents Chile in the second edition of the Mr Gay World in Oslo, Norway. Pablo`s participation was praised by the press and by the judges, especially in the personal interview. Returning to Chile, Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda dedicated his reign as Mister Gay Chile to social causes as the fight against bullying and homophobia, with constant appearances in the press and gay community activities. In January 2011, Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda competed in the International Mr Gay Competition. For the first time in the competition involved a Chilean delegate.

    Mr. Gay Chile 2011

    In the third edition of the contest was decided by a jury composed of representatives of the gay community, Gay Fone and the reigning Mr Gay Chile Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda.

    On December 17 Alex Klocker was voted by phone and direct public Divine Club (Viña del Mar, Valparaíso).

    In the third edition of the competition by a jury selected 10 finalists are faced with an online vote that defined the 50% score. The other 50% was defined by the votes of the audience at the Grand Finale.

    Alex Klocker has a degree in Architecture and was born in the city of Puerto Montt. During his reign participated in various activities of the gay community. For the first time Chile missed the contest due to lack of sponsorship to send the candidate.

    Mr. Gay Chile 2012

    In the fourth edition of the competition, made a private choice. Only 2 candidates competed. The organisation in charge of the company TILT SA (owner of Gay Fone), convened a panel of judges, Alexis Cabrera as the new Mr. Gay Chile. Despite the controversy generated by this latest version of the competition, the organisation announced that next year will use the same format.

    On October 2011, in a private competition in the restaurant "Capricho Español" of the city of Santiago, Alexis Cabrera was elected as Mr. Gay Chile 2012. The official presentation of Cabrera was done in the Gay Parade. Only 2 candidates competed. The organisation in charge of the company TILT SA (owner of Gay Fone), convened a panel of judges, Alexis Cabrera as the new Mr. Gay Chile. Despite the controversy generated by this latest version of the competition, the organisation announced that next year will use the same format. Alexis Cabrera did not participate in more activities as Mr. Gay Chile. Alexis Cabrera comes as Mr. Gay Fone and is host of Troya, in Farandula Gay Web Channel.

    Mister Gay Chile 2012 - 2013

    Between 2012 and 2013, the contest was organized by "Mister Gay Chile, La Nueva Era". The predecessor of this new competition was "Mr. Gay Chile". The Mister Gay Chile The New Age competition elected Chilean delegates for international titles: Christopher Alejandro Romo for Mr Gay World 2012 (by designation). Héctor Cáceres for International Mr. Gay 2012, Jean Daniel for Mr Gay World 2013 and Diego González.

    On May 28, 2012, was performed for the first time the contest Mister Gay Chile, The New Era in Alameda Art Center in Santiago. The hosts of the contest was the star of TV Karen Doggenweiler Karen and the drag queen and singer Heather Kunstt. The jury was composed of former presidential candidate Marco Enriquez-Ominami, among other prominent figures. After competing in challenges, photo shoots, interviews and runway shows, the jury chose the 5 finalists among 12 candidates. Javier Mendez (from city of Concepción) was chosen Mister Popularity (by voting online), Mister Photogenic and First Runner. Emilio Riveros was elected Mr. Congeniality for the delegates. After giving the jury answers Hector Caceres and Jean Daniel were the big winners of the night. Hector Caceres was elected Mister Gay Chile International 2012. Jean Daniel was elected as Chile. Hector Caceres compete for Chile in the next International Mister Gay competition at a date to be determined. Jean Daniel was the Chilean delegate in Mr Gay World 2013 competition in Antwerp, Belgium, he not won any award and not was elected in the Top 10.

    Mister Gay Chile 2013 - 2014

    On August 30, 2013, was performed the "Mister Gay Chile" Grand Finale on Novedades Theater in Santiago. The hosts of the contest was the star of TV Karen Doggenweiler, the singer Heather Kunstt and the former Mr. Gay Chile and Mr. Gay International 2011 Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda. The jury was composed for specialist in fashion and prominent figures of LGBT associations. After competing in challenges, photo shoots, interviews and runway shows, the jury chose the winner and the first runner up among 8 candidates. Tomás Hernández (from city of Concepción) was chosen Mister Popularity (by voting online), Mister Photogenic (by voting online too). Iván Rivas aka "Pollo Gómez" (from Coquimbo City), was elected for the Organization as Mr. Social Networks, and Camilo Muñoz (from Teno) was elected for the delegates as Mr. Congeniality. After giving the jury answers Camilo Muñoz was elected as First Runner Up and Diego Felipe González (from Antofagasta City) was elected as Mister Gay Chile. Diego not represented Chile in Mr Gay World 2014.

    Mister Gay Chile 2016

    Since October 2015, Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda is National Director of the contest. Since 2016, Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda is Director of Mr Gay World in Chile.

    The current Mister Gay Chile titleholder is Jordan Saavedra (25), Dancer and student of Kinesiology. Jordan won the national competition on January 2016 and will compete in Mr. Gay World 2016. The Mr. Gay Chile 2016 was the 7th edition of the contest, and was held on 29 January 2016 at the Nueva Cero Discotheque in Santiago City, Metropolitan Region, Chile. The preliminary took place on 22 January in the same venue. At the end of Grand Finale, Jordan Saavedra from Temuco City, La Araucanía Region, was crowned Mister Gay Chile 2016. This contest was the first edition under a new director, Pablo Salvador Sepúlveda. 8 contestants competed for the Mr. Gay Chile title. Jordan Saavedra won also Mr. Talent and Mr. Photogenic awards. The first runner up, Alejandro Merino from Chillan City, Bío - Bío Region, also won the Mr. Body and Mr. Popularity awards. The second runner up was Mauricio González from Santiago City, the third runner up was Lister Aparicio from Concepción City, Bío - Bío Region and the fourth runner up was Michel González from San Fernardo City, O`Higgins Region. The semifinalists were Alexis Echeverría, José Tomás Manríquez and Ariel Martínez De La Fuente (Mr. Congeniality award) all from Santiago City, Metropolitan Region.

    Mister Gay Chile 2017

    Mister Gay Chile 2017,the 8th Mister Gay Chile contest, was held on 7th January 2017 at the Acqua Diva Discotheque, in Rancagua City, Chile. Juan Pedro Pavez Bohle of Los Lagos Region crowned by Jordan Saavedra of La Araucanía Region at the end of the event. Thirty six contestants competed in this year. This was the second edition of the Mister Gay Chile contest to be held under the direction of Pablo Salvador former Mr. Gay Chile, Mr. Gay World Chile 2010 and International Mr. Gay 2011-2012. Among the highlights in this contest will include the debut of regional delegates in the competition and a record of contestants.

    2017 Winner:Juan Pedro Pavez Bohle. Second Place: Jesús Castillo from Los Andes Province. Third Place: Estefano De La Rivera form Valparaíso Province. Fourth Place: Andreas Puyol from Santiago Province. Fifth Place: Francisco Aros from Antofagasta Region. Best national costume, Mr. Talent, Mr. Body: Juan Pedro Pavez Bohle from Los Lagos Region. Beauty With a Purpose, Popularity and Mr. Twitter: Jesús Castillo from Los Andes. Congeniality: Francisco Santin from Maipo Province. Photogenic: Andreas Puyol from Santiago Province.

    Top 5:

  • Mr. Gay El Loa / Antofagasta – Francisco Aros, 29, Mechanical Engineer.
  • Mr. Gay Los Andes – Jesús Castillo, 27, Zumba Instructor and Monitor against Gender Violence.
  • Mr. Gay Valparaíso – Estefano De La Rivera, 23, Commercial Engineering student.
  • Mr. Gay Santiago – Andreas Puyol, 27, Publicist and Actor.
  • Mr. Gay Los Lagos- Juan Pedro Pávez, 29, General Accountant and Dancer.
  • Top 10:

  • Mr. Gay Arica – Alberto Schulze, 36, Lawyer.
  • Mr. Gay El Loa / Antofagasta – Francisco Aros, 29, Mechanical Engineer.
  • Mr. Gay Coquimbo - Michael Leroy, 30, Hair Technician.
  • Mr. Gay Los Andes – Jesús Castillo, 27, Zumba Instructor and Monitor against Gender Violence.
  • Mr. Gay Valparaíso – Estefano De La Rivera, 23, Commercial Engineering student.
  • Mr. Gay Santiago – Andreas Puyol, 27, Publicist and Actor.
  • Mr. Gay Melipilla - Marco Antonio Zúñiga, 30, Management Technician.
  • Mr. Gay Maipo- Fran Santin, 26, Actor.
  • Mr. Gay Maule- Joshe Vargas, 21, Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist and chiropractic student.
  • Mr. Gay Los Lagos- Juan Pedro Pávez, 29, General Accountant and Dancer.
  • Top 15:

  • Mr. Gay Antofagasta – Óscar Durán, 23, Model.
  • Mr. Gay Petorca – Gianfranco Macchiavello, 21, Audiovisual Technician student.
  • Mr. Gay Marga Marga – Alberto López, 23, Educational Psychology student.
  • Mr. Gay O’Higgins- Patricio Parraguez, 23, Agribusiness and agricultural technician and student of Foreign Trade.
  • Mr. Gay Los Ríos – Javier Chacón, 19, student and salesman.
  • Mr. Gay Arica – Alberto Schulze, 36, Lawyer.
  • Mr. Gay El Loa / Antofagasta – Francisco Aros, 29, Mechanical Engineer.
  • Mr. Gay Coquimbo - Michael Leroy, 30, Hair Technician.
  • Mr. Gay Los Andes – Jesús Castillo, 27, Zumba Instructor and Monitor against Gender Violence.
  • Mr. Gay Valparaíso – Estefano De La Rivera, 23, Commercial Engineering student.
  • Mr. Gay Santiago – Andreas Puyol, 27, Publicist and Actor.
  • Mr. Gay Melipilla - Marco Antonio Zúñiga, 30, Management Technician.
  • Mr. Gay Maipo- Fran Santin, 26, Actor.
  • Mr. Gay Maule- Joshe Vargas, 21, Personal Trainer, Physiotherapist and chiropractic student.
  • Mr. Gay Los Lagos- Juan Pedro Pávez, 29, General Accountant and Dancer.
  • References

    Mister Gay Chile Wikipedia


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