Mr Gay England Matt Rood has won the title of Mr Gay Europe 2017.
The 37-year-old took the crown crowned at this year’s pageant in Stockholm, Sweden. Mr Gay Europe took place during Stockholm Pride.
Matt Rood normally works as a professional dog walker and trainer. He won both the Social Media Challenge, and the “My Project” challenge. He came second in the preliminary interview, the photo challenge and the sports challenge, third in the written test and fourth in the online vote.
Matt wrote on Twitter after his win that he was proud to take the title home to England.
“I am totally honoured and proud to have won Mr Gay Europe 2017 and bring the title home to ENGLAND.”
Ahead of the competition, Matt said he hoped to use the platform to promote same-sex adoption and fostering.
“Taking part would enable me to use this as a platform to help promote equality in the adoption and fostering services.
“As a former foster carer and an out and proud gay man, I have knowledge and experience of this subject and would like to encourage a positive attitude globally.”
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