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Mr Gay World finals start in South Africa

Mr Gay World contestants gather ahead of the grand finale in Johannesburg, South Africa on 8 April
Mr Gay World 2012

Hunks and hotties from around the world have descended on South Africa to represent their countries in the Mr Gay World (MGW) contest.

The finals will take place on Sunday (8 April) at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg.

The MGW contest is held annually and claims it allows gay men representing their nation to compete to become ambassadors for equality.

MGW calls their winners ‘genuine and positive role models that will champion equality and diversity in society and the media both gay and mainstream’.

Twenty-two nations will take part, namely Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Hong Kong (China), Ireland, Mexico, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland and the United States of America.

Check out the photos by Edwin Reinerie of them all getting to know each other:

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