News of: Sunday, August 27 2006,

Hungarian wins Mister Gay Europe 2006 title

The Hungarian Nándor Gyöngyösi (29) has won the title 'Mister Gay Europe 2006'.

The last rounds of the contest were held in the Escape disco at Rembrandtplein Square.

Nándor Gyöngyösi, a computer engineer in his daily life, was one of the 20 contestants (from 17 European countries) for the title. The contest is not only a beauty contest, the winner is also expected to be a spokesperson for the Mr Gay Europe organization and an advocate of gay rights, also in his own country.

The candidate from Macedonia had received threats from people in his country, so the organization had decided to remove his name and pictures from the website.

The Israeli delegate Nathan Shaked (37), who is an openly gay soldier in the Israeli army, could not attend because of the current war situation in Lebanon.

More information and pictures are on the Mr Gay Europe website.