Mr. Gay World Puerto Rico 2013 Competition Announced
Innovative Competition To Bring Men From the Beautiful Island of Puerto Rico to "Use Gay for Good"
Mr. Gay World Puerto Rico 2013, a competition that goes beyond beauty to find the most inspiring and compelling gay man in Puerto Rico, will be held in April 2013 in San Juan. Much more than a typical beauty pageant or reality-show competition, this event highlights the depth of commitment and creativity in the gay community while choosing one man who represents the best of these qualities. Gay men from Puerto Rico, who combine charisma with commitment to various positive causes, will come to San Juan and be included in the challenges and competition, culminating in the selection of Mr. Gay World Puerto Rico 2013.
"This competition is a chance to go beyond stereotypes and to show the passion, activism, and vision of gay men today," said founder Jarl Haugedal. "While only one man can win, they all represent the best of the Puerto Rico gay community."
This historic event is the first annual competition to include Puerto Rico. Contestants apply to be a part of the competition online, and are selected based on their commitment to social causes such as gay adoption and equal marriage rights, as well as accomplishments and good looks. The winner, to be chosen by judges at the final pageant event, will go on to represent the Puerto Rico on the world stage, as he competes in the Mr. Gay World 2013 event in Antwerp, Belgium in August.
"Mr. Gay World Puerto Rico represents an exciting new paradigm in the world of both activism and entertainment, said TV Personality and Humanity Pride Productions Executive Producer Michael Billy. "It proves that one can hold an audience’s attention while inspiring them."
More information, updates, and application information can be found at
About Jarl Haugedal
Jarl is an Executive Producer and Judge of the new gay Reality Television
Show "The NEXT American Gay - Mr. Gay World USA" (2012) Jarl is an
internationally recognized dancer, and has toured with Disney’s production of
"Beauty and the Beast" as well as Norway’s Regional Theatre production of
"Cats", among others. As a trained broadcasting anchor and television
personality, Jarl has hosted a variety of programs, including "The Big 4" (2010)
and was featured in the documentary "Langt Hjemmefra" in New York, about his
life. Along with business partner Michael Billy, Jarl heads both Humanity Pride
Productions - a film and television production company and JB Talent Management.
He is currently filming the television production of the "Jarly Show" and the
upcoming season 2 of "The NEXT American Gay Las Vegas - Mr. Gay World USA", in
which he is the co-host and judge.
About Michael Billy
Michael Billy is an Executive Producer and Judge of the new gay Reality
Television Show "The NEXT American Gay- Mr. Gay World USA" (2012). Michael
produced and co-starred in the feature film "The One" (2011) and plays himself
in the upcoming comedy "Bad Parents." (2012) Michael, along with business
partner Jarl Haugedal head both Humanity Pride Productions-a film and television
production company and JB Talent Management. Today, Michael can be seen as a
regular weekly guest on Showbiz Tonight on HLN and on the big screen in the
movies THE ONE and BAD PARENTS. As a trained radio and television broadcaster,
Michael has spent over a decade on national Radio, Television, professional
stage, and cinema screen. Michael began his career commentating on various
political issues with his raw and clever delivery. From 2007- 2009 Michael
hosted the three-time Emmy nominated show "In The Life" on PBS. "In The Life"
airs in over 75 million homes in every major market across the US. While hosting
ITL, Michael co-hosted a national morning radio program, "The Me And Vinnie
Show" on SIRIUS XM radio.
About Humanity Pride Productions
Humanity Pride Productions is a New York-based production company dedicated
to producing film and television that inspires change. Producing high demand
"non-scripted" programming is a growing phenomenon worldwide. Real-life stories,
reality television and other nonfiction entertainment attract viewers and
strengthen network brand identities. Humanity Pride Productions is positioned to
take advantage of this market by applying its depth of experience in the
international television market to our evolving spectrum of talent, technologies
and producing partners worldwide. The company was co-founded by Michael Billy
and Jarl Haugedal- both with extensive experience in producing
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