Mr. Gay World Philippines Organization (MGWPO) is a non-profit organization, with Mr. Wilbert Ting Tolentino, as its current National Director. It holds the license for national pageant and appointment of Filipino delegates to the Mr. Gay World contest. A pageant that supports the fight against sexual prejudice, injustice and equality for the LGBT community across the world.

The pageant aims to modernize the image towards gays and break all stereotypes from the public perception.
In addition to this, MGWPO aims to continue the advocacy of HIV/AIDS awareness and treatment assistance for everyone.

 
THE LOGO
 
The logo is a depiction of the National Costume worn by the Wilbert Tolentino, the first candidate, that won best in national costume in Whistler, Canada in 2009. The design is an archangel with wings spread apart, holding a sword that symbolizes the continuous struggle for its advocacy and purpose.
 
 
 
 
 

Wilbert Ting Tolentino is a Chinese-Filipino businessman and a member of the Quezon City Pride Council who advocates various social works and awareness development such as HIV/AIDS and equal rights.

He is considered the mandate for Male Pageants especially for Gay Men and Bisexuals in the Philippines.

He founded the country’s longest running competitions, such as Mr. Fahrenheit, Miss F Universe, Miss Earth Fahrenheit and Fahrenheit Look Of The Year.

Mr. Gay World Philippines is his newest portfolio when the license was awarded to him as the official national director for the Philippines this January of 2016.

Tolentino is the first representative for Mr. Gay World in 2009 in Whistler , Canada. He was appointed by the former national director Noemi Alberto. He won special awards: Best in Nat'l Costume, Mr. Gay Popularity, Best in Formal Wear and his group won Sports Challenge.

Prior to 2009’s Mr. Gay World. He was Mr. Gay Philippines 2007 2nd Runner Up.

He also joined ABS-CBN It’s Showtime’s I am Pogay where he advanced to the weekly finals.

His first delegate to send off was Christian Lacsamana who landed 2nd Runner up to Mr. Gay World 2016 in Malta. First time a Filipino candidate made that far.

Along with his professional team and experts, Tolentino will continue the legacy of the pageant to use it as an epitome of what a true Gay Man / Bisexual should be.

Be Proud and Get Loud!

     
 
 

June 2008
Eric Butter and Dean Nelson embarked on a mission to create a global competition that would inspire and empower gay men to come together in a public performance that would show the world that being gay encompasses a broad spectrum. The mission to demonstrate that both inward beauty and physical appearance are equally important as is leadership and confidence. It was our hope that by bringing these men together they would share their experiences to open both each others’ as well as the public’s eyes that in many regions on our planet being gay is a challenge and a fight for basic human rights.

September 2008
Both Eric Butter and the then Vice Chair of Mr Gay Europe, Tore Aasheim, were invited to Vancouver to discuss how we could bring this global vision to the International Producers and ensure that the Mr Gay World board had a united and global view.

October 2008
Mr Gay Europe initiated the Dublin Summit bringing Eric Butter (Australia), Dean Nelson (Canada), Tore Aasheim (Norway), Brian Merriman (Ireland) and Noemi Alberto (Philippines) together to discuss the structure, vision and mission of Mr Gay World and to form the first international board of directors in Dublin, Ireland. The new board officially awarded the first host city to Whistler, Canada during their annual WinterPRIDE celebrations.

February 2009
The first Mr Gay World Competition took place during the annual WinterPRIDE celebrations in the award winning mountain resort of Whistler, Canada welcoming 24 delegates. Only twenty of those competed which resulted in Ireland’s Max Krzyanowski winning the title. Mark Tewksbury (Canadian Olympian) and Charlie David (US/Canadian Actor/Producer) emceed the Grand Finale at the Westin Whistler Resort Ballroom to a sold out audience. Special guest performances by Canadian Pop recording artists Destineak and Vancouver’s drag diva Ms. Willie Taylor.


 


 

 

 

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