Miguel Ortiz
Spanish Man Wins Mr. Gay Europe Crown

By Neal Broverman

Originally published on Advocate.com August 13 2012 7:30 PM ET

Miguel Ortiz, a 19-year-old Spanish man, was named Mr. Gay Europe at the Rome pageant on Saturday.

Ortiz wowed the audience and judges, beating out the second- and third-place competition, from Malta and Italy, respectively. Ortiz was in tears as he accepted the crown for the 7th annual Mr. Gay Europe. Aside from good looks and an amiable personality, contestants face off in 11 different challenges, including an interview with the judges, a photo-session, swimwear competition, and a written test,

Click here to read more about the competition and Ortiz.