Mr Gay World 2012

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Jimmy Wong of Hong Kong performs at the Grand Finale of Mr Gay World 2012 in Johannesburg. This year a towering German who lives in New Zealand, Andreas Derleth, took the title. He beat out 21 other men, including the first black African contestants, whose participation brought its own difficulties. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

Jimmy Wong of Hong Kong performs at the Grand Finale of Mr Gay World 2012 in Johannesburg. This year a towering German who lives in New Zealand, Andreas Derleth, took the title. He beat out 21 other men, including the first black African contestants, whose participation brought its own difficulties. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

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Andreas Derlrth, 32, of New Zealand looks on during the Mr Gay World 2012 contest at the Grand Finale in Johannesburg. Andreas, one of 25 Gay from around the world taking part in the competition, was crowned Mr Gay World 2012. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

Andreas Derlrth, 32, of New Zealand looks on during the Mr Gay World 2012 contest at the Grand Finale in Johannesburg. Andreas, one of 25 Gay from around the world taking part in the competition, was crowned Mr Gay World 2012. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

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African dancers perform during the Mr Gay World 2012 contest at the Grand Finale in Johannesburg. Andreas, one of 25 Gay from around the world taking part in the competition, was crowned Mr Gay World 2012. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

African dancers perform during the Mr Gay World 2012 contest at the Grand Finale in Johannesburg. Andreas, one of 25 Gay from around the world taking part in the competition, was crowned Mr Gay World 2012. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

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Andreas Derlrth, 32, of New Zealand holds a trophy after being crowned Mr Gay World 2012 at the Grand Finale in Johannesburg. Andreas was one of 25 Gay from around the world taking part in the competition. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

Andreas Derlrth, 32, of New Zealand holds a trophy after being crowned Mr Gay World 2012 at the Grand Finale in Johannesburg. Andreas was one of 25 Gay from around the world taking part in the competition. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

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Andreas Derlrth, 32, of New Zealand looks on during the Mr Gay World 2012 contest at the Grand Finale in Johannesburg. Andreas, one of 25 Gay from around the world taking part in the competition, was crowned Mr Gay World 2012. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

Andreas Derlrth, 32, of New Zealand looks on during the Mr Gay World 2012 contest at the Grand Finale in Johannesburg. Andreas, one of 25 Gay from around the world taking part in the competition, was crowned Mr Gay World 2012. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

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Namibia's Wendelinus Hamutenya, left, and Brendan van Rhyn, known as Cathy Specific, participate in the grand finale of the Mr. Gay World 2012 competition in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Namibia's Wendelinus Hamutenya, left, and Brendan van Rhyn, known as Cathy Specific, participate in the grand finale of the Mr. Gay World 2012 competition in Johannesburg. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

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Andreas Derleth, center front, of New Zealand gestures with trophies during the grand finale of the Mr. Gay World 2012 competition, in Johannesburg. Derleth went on to win the title. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

Andreas Derleth, center front, of New Zealand gestures with trophies during the grand finale of the Mr. Gay World 2012 competition, in Johannesburg. Derleth went on to win the title. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

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Andreas Derlrth, 32, of New Zealand (L) holds a trophy after being crowned Mr Gay World 2012 at the Grand Finale in Johannesburg. Andreas was one of 25 Gay from around the world taking part in the competition. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

Andreas Derlrth, 32, of New Zealand (L) holds a trophy after being crowned Mr Gay World 2012 at the Grand Finale in Johannesburg. Andreas was one of 25 Gay from around the world taking part in the competition. AFP PHOTO / ALEXANDER JOE

UPDATED ON APR 09, 2012 02:39 PM IST
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