John Raspado from the Philippines was crowned winner of Mr. Gay World 2017 contest held in Maspalomas, Spain on Wednesday, May 10.
Raspado, a 37-year-old professional online marketing businessman, also won several awards – Mr. Popularity, Mr. Social Media, Best in Interview, Best in Formal Wear and Best in Swimwear.
The Candido Arteaga of Spain was named 1st runner-up, Jamie Debliek of Belgium was the 2nd, 3rd runner-up Marco Tornese of Switzerland and 4th runner-up Alexander Steyn of South Africa.
Before joining the contest, Raspado was named the first winner of It’s Showtime’s “I Am Pogay” on ABS-CBN in 2014.