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Paul Davies becomes first disabled Mr. Gay winner

Paul Davies
Paul Davies Image credit: walesonline.co.uk

Paul Davies, 32, has already accomplished something pretty impressive. Back in June he became the first-ever physically-disabled Mr. Gay winner, now the Welshman has set his sights on a much bigger prize.

Paul is about represent Wales in the tenth Mr. Gay Europe competition which kicks off this Friday in Stockholm, Sweden.

Mr. Davies is already a minor celebrity around Wales after appearing on Made in Cardiff’s TV show Made with Pride as well as being a LGBT News provider for Pinksixty News. In-between his appearances in front of the camera he even finds time to peruse his career as a marketing and PR manager.

Paul has been disabled since birth when the umbilical cord became trapped around his neck affecting the growth of his hand.

Speaking ahead of the competition Paul said: "The first big day of the competition is on Saturday, which is at the Pride event in Stockholm.

"It's one of the biggest Pride events, and not just promoting LGBT but the whole community is involved, and it's all about equality and diversity.

"And that's what the competition is about, too, and what every one of the entrants is working towards.

"We then move to Oslo, to this building in the mountains shaped like a UFO! We'll do sports endurance - which I'm dreading, but it should be great fun.

"We're also judged on how we hold ourselves in front of the media, when I'll be asked about what I want to be for the LBGT community. There's also a photo shoot, so there is a beauty pageant element to it."

You can vote for Paul at http://www.mrgayeurope.com/vote/