Meet Jordan Bruno - Mr Gay World 2018!

Australian reality TV chef Jordan Bruno beat out 20 other competitors to be crowned Mr Gay World 2018 at the grand finale in South Africa.

Jordan Bruno in a tuxedo sitting on a couch

Jordan Bruno, a chef and author, who some may recognise from his appearance on the reality television show My Kitchen Rules, will be bringing the title home to Australia for the first time following his crowning as Mr Gay World, 2018. Despite strong competition from the other contestants, Bruno eventually triumphed, winning 6 out of the 12 overall categories.


Organisers of the contest were keen to stress that this was not just a beauty pageant, it was also a platform to “demonstrate that both inward beauty and physical appearance are equally important as is leadership and confidence. It was our hope that by bringing these men together they would share their experiences to open both each others’ as well as the public’s eyes that in many regions on our planet being gay is a challenge and a fight for basic human rights.”


Jordan Bruno was considered a perfect spokesperson for that message due to his previous work fighting for marriage equality in Australia. He also donated the proceeds of his recently published cookbook to charities supporting good mental health for queer youth.

“I’m really overwhelmed”, Bruno said about his win, “I was inspired to compete because I really want to elevate the LGBTI social work I am doing.”

Describing the contest as “an amazing platform for helping people”, he went on to say, “I have done so much work within Australia but have found it hard to reach people overseas, and Mr. Gay World is definitely helping me do that. I’ve been able to share my social work on a global scale.”

Bruno faced stiff competition from runner-up Ricky Devin-White, a personal trainer from New Zealand and third place finisher Samarpan Maiti, a brain cancer researcher from India.

Ireland is no stranger to the crown, with our very own Max Krzyzanowski taking home the title in 2009. This year’s Mr Gay Ireland, Darren Moloney from Limerick, will proudly represent his nation at the upcoming Mr Gay Europe contest.

We think it’s about time for another win. You can do it, Darren!

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