After three days of intensive competition held during GayWhistler’s WinterPRIDE celebrations in Whistler, BC, Brian Webb of Armstrong, BC, has received the People’s Choice Award in the Mr. Gay Canada 2012 competition. Through online voting Brian received the most votes out of the five contestants representing regions from across Canada.

Held February 9-11, 2012, the competition included a series of challenges to determine who would best represent Canada at the Mr. Gay World competition, to be held April 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

“It is a great honour to be a finalist and to receive the People’s Choice Award in the Mr. Gay Canada competition,” Brian Webb stated. “i want to thank all my online followers, friends and family for their support. As a role model and ambassador for youth and the LGBT communities, I am honoured that I can continue to provide a positive image for young gay men and continue to champion gay human rights through my blog, www.HomoCulture.ca. I will continue to attend events and raising awareness of issues facing our community and youth, including safer sex, anti-bullying and self-esteem.”

Delegates of the 2012 Mr. Gay Canada competition were judged on a series of challenges and categories including a swimsuit appearance, fashion show, sports challenge, panel interviews, presentation skills and public online voting.

OUTtv, Canada’s only national gay and lesbian television network, documented the entire competition, which will air as a reality television show later this spring.