Mr. Gay Europe 2017: Meet The Runner-Ups & The Winner Matt Rood

The 2017 Mr Gay Europe competition took place over the weekend during Stockholm Pride. The fairest one on the continent was Mr. Gay England Matt Rood. The 37-year-old professional dog walker and dog trainer scored 845 out of a maximum 1200 points. He won the Social Media and My Project challenges. The latter involved the delegates pitching projects and programs they want to promote in the year to come.

“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. This opportunity has excited me from the very first moment.” – Matt Rood

24-year-old Stephen Lehane, representing Mr. Gay Ireland, placed in the first runner-up slot while Steven Whyte (39) Mr Gay Scotland was the second runner-up. Mr Gay Wales, Ben Brown, came 4th; Mr Gay Portugal, Joao De Oliveira, came 5th and Mr Germany, Nico Wirachman, came 6th. Check out the first two runner ups below, along with the winner, Mr. Rood.

Mr. Gay Europe 2017 – First Runner Up – Stephen Lehane (Ireland)

Mr. Gay Europe 2017 – Second Runner Up – Steven Whyte (Scotland)

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