Kodie Macayan from Philippines was crowned Mr. Gay World 2020 during the virtual pageant finals held on Sunday, October 17.
Kodie bested eight other candidates in the competition. He succeeded fellow Filipino Mr. Gay World 2019 Janjep Carlos, making Kodie the third Filipino to win the title. John Raspado first won the title in 2017.
Aside from the title, Kodie also won the following special awards – Best in Formal Wear, Best in National Costume, Personal Interview award, Social Media Presence award, and the Viewers Choice award.
After the announcement, Kodie took to his Facebook account to express his happiness over the news. “It is not to achieve fame or influence that motivated me to win the crown, I am here because of my vision to build an inclusive world for the LGBTQ+ members, give us a better life by ending prejudice and hate towards us and break the walls that divide us from the rest of the world.”
Marek Piekarczyk from Poland was named first runner-up while Mexico’s Vicente Miron was the second runner-up. – Rappler.com