An Australian reality TV chef has been crowned Mr. Gay World 2018. Jordan Bruno, known as ‘The Gay Chef’ beat out 20 competitors to snatch the crown in South Africa, on Sunday (May 27).

Speaking of his win: “I’m really overwhelmed. I wasn’t expecting the result but I’m feeling blessed and inspired, and I can’t wait to do some amazing advocacy work. I’ve already started, but I need to push and really make the work I’m doing noticed on an international scale.”

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Passionate about LGBTI rights, Jordan has been campaigning for marriage equality Down Under. He also donated part of the proceeds of his cookbook to a mental health charity for LGBTI youth.

“I was inspired to compete because I really want to elevate the LGBTI social work I am doing.”

“I have done so much work within Australia but have found it hard to reach people overseas, and Mr. Gay World is definitely helping me do that.”