Crowned Mr Gay World
Andreas Derleth, 32, from Auckland was crowned the Mr Gay World in a gala event that took place for the first time in Johannesberg, South Africa. Originally from Germany, Derleth moved to New Zealand four years ago on a working holiday visa and “fell in love” with the country. Last month, he told GayNZ.com that he was excited about the competition as he would meet new people standing up GLBT community. “Sometimes gay life is still stereotyped and having such an amazing event showing role models will add to the acceptance of GLBT people,” Derleth said. The Mr Gay competition took place over four days and included various challenges, including photos, sports, fashion, swim suits, public speaking and local outreach challenges.