The runner-up of the Mr Bear Europe may have missed out on the top title but he walked away with a fiance when he proposed to his partner at the finals of the competition.
26-year-old Austrian makeup artist Gabriel Yalda was voted Mr Bear Austria 2016, and last Friday he narrowly missed out on becoming Mr Bear Europe when Mr Bear Netherlands, Henk Heijenga, was crowned winner of the competition.
But Yalda surprised the crowd at the event by proposing to his partner, Csaba, the current title holder of Mr Bear Hungary.
“I was super nervous, because it was just before the final and nobody knew about my plans,” he told Austrian LGBTI website GGG about popping the question.
“I hardly knew what to say, because I was so nervous.”
Watch the couple’s proposal below: