A new year, a new name!!! It is time again as we showed you in February for a new edition of Mister Gay Belgium (formerly known as Mister Gay Flanders). The twelve contestants for 2016 are known for the public and are looking forward to take over the reign of mister Gay Flanders 2015 Skelte Willems. They have their own message to bring out to the world and show why they should be named as Mister Gay Belgium 2016 at the 28th of May in Antwerp. Time for PINK IN OUR LIVES to put all candidates separately in the spotlight and give a taste of who they are. The second candidate is Glenn van Meerbeek.
WAS YOUR COMING OUT EASIER OR MORE DIFFICULT THAN EXPECTED AND WHY?
“In the beginning it went better than expected, but I still had a difficult period with my father. He had difficulty to accept my coming out and being gay. I lost also a few friends, who wouldn’t accept me as gay, but my REAL friends accept and support me for who I am”.
WHY IS YOUR THEME/PROBLEM SO IMPORTANT?
“I follow the competition from the beginning and in the last 3 years I never saw my theme mentioned. I searched for the courage and made it my mission to bring this theme/problem, because I experienced it from first hand. I am a victim of sexual inappropriate behavior. It is very important for me that I can support other people and help them. It is and still will be a difficult subject to talk about. You don’t shout it out from the rooftops that you are sexually abused. That is why I want to be a listening ear for the victims and give them advice and information where to find help. Maybe even help them to report the attacker”.
“My worst quality is” that I get very chaotic, because I am very driven in everything I do , but then I have to breathe again and start over slowly”.
TELL US A SECRET ABOUT YOURSELF THAT NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
“Actually I really love cars. I am not afraid to make my hands dirty with cars and getting under the hood myself. I get a real rush also from the speed that some cars have”.
WHAT WILL YOUR FUTURE LOOK LIKE IN TEN YEARS?
“My big dream is to have (hopefully) my own business. But I still want to be in ten years an intermediator for people who have problems with sexual inappropriate behavior. This is my lifegoal that people can contact or talk to me about it at any time for advice.”
SHORT REACTIES ON THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS:
FAVORITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION: “Camper in the Ardenne or sun-sea-beach”
DATING-APPS: “Use this rarely or almost never”
SEXIEST HUNK: “Channing Tatum”
MARRIAGE OR GETTING CHILDREN: “Both”
PINK IN OUR LIVES: “Fun and informative website”
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: “Not yet experienced this”
FAVORITE MOVIE: “The Devil Wears Prada”
MISTER GAY BELGIUM: “I can’t be a judge about it for now”
Thank you for your answers Glenn and for letting my readers and your voters getting to know you better. You can vote for him through this link with OutTv: https://www.facebook.com/OUTTVBE/app/129570913824547?app_data=39390
May the best GAY win!!! Thank you also photographers Johan Vos, Marc Drofmans, Kevin Wuyts, Emmanuel Deprijckere, Ivo Gautier, René Emmerink and Johan Cansse for the great pictures of all the candidates and www.welovemisses.be for the video.