Mr Gay World 2020 has been announced and he’s a Spanish doctor who received the news while recovering from the coronavirus.
The doctor, Francisco José Alvarado, at first thought he was suffering from exhaustion after working long shifts caring for patients. He tested for coronavirus as his symptoms worsened, unfortunately receiving a positive result.
“I started with a dry cough, but we were in a moment of collective hysteria such that I did not give much credibility. I was very tired and with muscle aches,” Alvarado told Redacción Médica.
After taking a few weeks off to quarantine, Francisco recovered and returned to work. He then received a life-changing phone call while on the job: he has now been crowned Mr Gay World 2020.
“It is an injection of fresh air in the circumstances we are experiencing. The coronavirus issue is affecting much at the health level and is wearing out management and politics,” Alvarado said.
The Mr Gay World event could not be staged this year due to the pandemic. Alvarado was first runner-up in the 2019 competition. He says he will use the title to spread awareness of the effects of homophobia on health.
Check him out on Instagram.