I know where I was tonight, but where were you, Vancouver?
Canada’s seven sexy delegates converged on Celebrities Nightclub to begin the battle for the right to be called Mr. Gay Canada and six of the judgiest bitches in town marked them up, down and the up again, weighed their worthiness and honed in on the early leaders in the pack. Think: American Idol meets Hunky Dreamboat…and you’ll get the picture.
I’ll be giving a full report in my print column, including the name of the winner after the Whistler component to this contest raps up on Saturday night, so pick up the next print issue of Xtra! West (hits the streets Sept 24)
Photo by Nicholas Jang, courtesy Vancouver’s Next Gay Top Model
Date of Birth: Sept. 2, 1979
Ethnic roots: Italian and Romanian.
Shoe Size: 11
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Education: University of Waterloo graduate – Computer Science
Job/Career: Wholesale Manager for Flight Centre
Hobbies: Gay softball, Volleyball, yoga, lifting weights, dancing
Vancouver… is the most beautiful place in Canada, maybe even the world. I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend walking the Seawall and English Bay area.
Favourite quote: “An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.” –Gandhi
Photo by David Sandford.
Date of Birth: Feb. 4, 1986
Ethnic roots: Irish, French, German, Native
Shoe Size: 11.5
Hair Colour: Dirty Blonde
Eye Colour: Blue
Education: Malaspina University College
Job/Career: Model, Dancer, Server
Hobbies: Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Dancing, Gymnastics, Singing
Victoria… is the most beautiful part of Vancouver Island; I am proud to say I am an insland boy!
Favourite quote: “Be yourself in a world that is trying to make you be like everyone else!"
Date of Birth: Jan. 11, 1983
Ethnic roots: English, Irish, Scotish
Shoe Size: 11
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Blue/Green
Education: University of British Columbia Graduate – BaSc Engineering Physics
Hobbies: Skiing, Yoga, Biking, Travelling
North Vancouver… is the mountains and the ocean; It gives people a respect for nature on one side and human civilization on the other.
Favourite quote: “The colour of a man’s skin is of no more significance than the colour of his eyes” – Bob Marley
Looks like I’ve got a thing for West Coasters eh? If any of you boys need a media coach, write me here at firstname.lastname@example.org alright? And if you don’t need a coach, I’d love to interview you re: your experience. Call me….
I also had the pleasure of meeting the current Mr. Gay Canada title holder: James. The road from here to the International competition is arduous and frought with peril. Running in the sand is hard, even harder when you have an international dreamboat contingent cheering you on. Go Canada indeed….
Lastly, I found this in my email box this morning…and then banished it back to the interhell whence it came <shudder>