Vote For Tyrone Nell – The Next Mr. Gay South Africa?


The board of directors of Mr. Gay South Africa (Pty) Ltd have announced the launch of the registered and trade-marked Mr. Gay South Africa™ / Mnr Gay Suid-Afrika™ competition in South Africa. This will be a very exciting and most probably the richest pageant of its kind in the country.


The CEO, Mr. Cor Jansen van Rensburg, an MBA-graduate who is based in London, said that the company is looking for a candidate who does not only possess beauty on the outside, but also from within. A gay man of impeccable character, taste and style – and of course – a temple of a body to house these admirable qualities. A candidate of whom the LGBTI community – in all it’s diversity – can be proud of.

The other directors of the company are Juan C. Lerm, well-known in the gay community for launching and organising the annual Pink Loerie Mardi Gras in Knysna and Coenie Kukkuk, Pretoria-based attorney and editor of online magazine, Gayspeak.

Juan as Director of Operations is heading up all operations for the competition including the regional finals, the sponsors, the candidates and of course, the glamorous final event at a very upmarket venue in Gauteng. Details will be announced closer to the event. The final is planned to be before Christmas of this year. Mr Kukkuk is responsible for the media and legal division. The three directors bring many years of experience of events in the gay community to the table.

Candidates who want to enter, can do so online. The first three regional finalists for the Eastern Cape were chosen during the Pink Loerie Mardi Gras. The three outstanding candidates, Chris Macgregor, Tyrone Nell and Leo Jan De Beer, qualified for the final by virtue of their achievement in Mr Mardi Gras. The rest of the regional competitions will be announced soon – keep an eye on the website!


The final event will be something that will attract national attention. It will be stylish, glamorous, packed with celebrities and major sponsors – and of course, entertainment of the best that South Africa can offer.

The Directors said that nothing but the best will do – candidates, prizes, sponsors and the final crowning night.

This is  event the LGBTI community will be proud to be associated with.

We are proud supporters of Tyrone Nell, face of Pridebook, Model and role model to the International Gay Community.

Tyrone is 21 years old and lives in Durban, South Africa. He is a business solutions consultant and specializes in implementing quality, health and safety and environmental management systems into organizations.

Tyrone was born in Cape Town and matriculated in Pretoria, he then traveled to London where he started off his modeling career. ‘I still have a lot to achieve and I have set my goals and work towards them every day’.
With a keen interest in the fashion and media industries, Tyrone is set out to reach new heights.

South Africans are able to cast their public votes for Tyrone by texting “GSA Tyrone Nell” to 35215 and if you live abroad then get a friend in South Africa to cast your vote for you!

Let’s help him win!

Mr. Gay South Africa on Facebook.

Tyrone on PrideBook
(Read how he stays in shape!)