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New York, NY December, 2011 -- The US arm of the Mr. Gay World competition announced today the audition dates for the 2012 competition for Mr. Gay USA, which will also be transformed in to a reality series of the event. On January 21st gay men from across the country are invited to come audition in the New York area to become finalists in the Mr. Gay USA competition--with callbacks on January 22nd. The auditions will be used to select the top 20 finalists, all of whom will be invited to compete in the first round of the competition before 10 men will be eliminated. The remaining 10 men will be invited to move in to NYC-JC Guest Suites January 27 - February 4 for a weeklong competition that will ultimately lead to the selection of Mr. Gay USA 2012.
This year, TV personality and founder of Mr. Gay USA, Jarl Haugedal, has teamed up with film producer and television personality, Michael Billy, to turn the week long competition into a reality series that will capture the daily contests and the process for selecting the man worthy enough to be called Mr. Gay USA 2012.
“It’s an honor to be involved with this competition that represents a cause very dear to me,” commented Michael Billy, “I hope that my production and television background will help turn this competition in to something the world can watch unfold as we shine light on how the competition is not only fun, but encourages men to use their gay for good”.
Each day, the finalists will be put to the test to show they have what it takes to represent the US, participating in a variety of challenges--from runway competitions, to cooking contests and political debates--as Haugedal, Billy and other special guests serve as judges. The judges will be looking for the man who shows an interest in the world and people around him; displays patience; has a compassionate and considerate nature; embraces change, things, and people different from his own frame of reference, experience, or cultural background; can articulate his thoughts and conduct an intelligent conversation; has a basic innate charm and sparkle; has poise; and is secure with himself. Ultimately, one man will be announced the winner of Mr. Gay USA and sent to South Africa from April 4-8, 2012 to represent the USA in Mr. Gay World.
“I’m thrilled to have Michael Billy join the Mr. Gay USA team as we search for the best man to represent our country in this competition in support of human rights,” commented Jarl Haugedal, Mr. Gay USA Founder, “It’s exciting to take the US arm of the competition to the next level and offer another strong candidate at the Mr. Gay World competition”.
Last year marked the first official Mr. Gay USA competition, with a social media competition, competitive swimmer and philanthropist Michael Holtz was named Mr. Gay USA 2011. He went on to the Philippines to compete in Mr. Gay World, where he was named First Runner-Up.
All men interested in attending the Mr. Gay USA auditions on January 21st and 22nd, 2012 should go to www.MrGayWorldUSA.com and fill in the RSVP form.
For additional information, contact Press@MrGayWorldUSA.com
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