Our History

THE HISTORY OF MR. GAY NEW ZEALAND
Mr. Gay New Zealand has a proud history in New Zealand and around the world. The national Mr. Gay New Zealand title first began back in 2009 when Reece Karena became the first person to represent New Zealand at the annual Mr. Gay World.

New Zealand has been crowned the title a title of Mr Gay world twice since 2009, firstly In 2012 by Andreas Derleth and again in 2013 by Christopher Olwage.

Mr. Gay New Zealand has worked with a number of charities and LGBTI organisations including the New Zealand Aids Foundation (NZAF), Rainbow Youth, Out Line, and many more with the aim of helping and promoting a heathy lifestyle for members of the LGBTI community Mr. Gay New Zealand represents.

2009 Reece Karena
2009 Reece Karena

2010 Justin Glen Savage
2010 Justin Glen Savage

2011 Aaron Comis
2011 Aaron Comis

2012 Andreas Derleth
2012 Andreas Derleth

2013 Christopher Olwage
2013 Christopher Olwage

2014 Troy Williams
2014 Troy Williams

2015 Matt Andrija Fistonich
2015 Matt Andrija Fistonich

2016 Bernard Lee
2016 Bernard Lee

    2017 – Charlie Tredway