There He Is, Mr. Gay Hong Kong

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com October 24 2011 4:00 AM ET

As progressive as we can be, there's still something fun about watching a pageant. But a world away from the old school Miss America pageant, Mr. Gay Hong Kong 2011 was crowned on October 15 at the Bisous nightclub. The annual content is to find the gay man who best epitomizes the cosmopolitan territory. Here are the behind-the-scenes moments leading up to the big win for Jimmy Wong Chun, who assumes ambassadorship of the local gay community for one year and becomes the public face of Tongzhi Tsai, a campaign against homophobic bullying in schools.MR. GAY HONG KONG Valerie Soh (R) and contestant Jonathan Bridge Hudson X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM
MR. GAY HONG KONG DANCER PREPARES X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM
MR. GAY HONG KONG contestants (L-R) Jonathan Bridge Hudson, Ricky Chau Ka Wing, Edmund Lee Ho Chun, and winner Jimmy Wong Chu X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM
MR. GAY HONG KONG judges Tony Wong (R) and Coco Pop (centre R) X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM
MR. GAY HONG KONG contestant Jonathan Bridge Hudson performs X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM
MR. GAY HONG KONG winner Jimmy Wong Chun (L) prepares for his appearance X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM
MR. GAY HONG KONG Jimmy Wong Chun (centre L) and contestant Jonathan Bridge Hudson (centre R) X560 (GETTY) | ADVOCATE.COM