MEET: Caviteno Janjep Carlos, Mr. Gay World 2019

Filipino Janjep Carlos is the new worldwide ambassador and spokesperson for LGBTI rights and role model for LGBTI youth. Credits to Janjep Carlos.

John Jeffrey “Janjep’ Carlos from General Trias, Cavite was crowned Mr. Gay World 2019 on May 4 in Cape Town, South Africa – the second Filipino to win the title.

Janjep Carlos’ win is a repeat victory for the Philippines as John Raspado won the same title in 2017.

Carlos said in a media interview that his competition inspiration was Filipina Miss Universe Catriona Gray whose showcase of Filipino arts and culture made her standout among the rest of the candidates.

Carlos expressed to PepPh that he felt much pressure as the Philippines is considered a pageant powerhouse for winning several crowns in the past years.

Janjep Carlos feted at Mr. Gay World in Cape Town. Credits to Janjep Carlos

The 41-year old entrepreneur bested more than 20 other candidates from all over the world. The Philippine pageant representative also won the National Costume Award.

Mr. Gay World 2019 Results:

Mr. Gay World – Janjep Carlos, Philippines
1st Runner-up – Francisco Alvarado, Spain
2nd Runner-up – Oliver Pusztan, Hungary
3rd Runner-up – Cjayudhom Samibat, Thailand
4th Runner-up – Nick Van Vooren, Belgium

The Philippines’ bet also won the National Costume Award. Credits to Janjep Carlos

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Atom L. Pornel
Atom Pornel is a tourism and broadcast journalism major who loves local art and heritage and is passionate about anything good news from the Philippines. Born from a Bicolano-Odionganon father and Waray mother, he has grown appreciation of our diversity as nation.