2017 has begun already which also makes it time again for the search of a new Mister Gay Belgium. The twelve contestants for 2017 are known for the public and introduced at the Press Event in February. They are eager to take over the reign and title of Mister Gay Belgium 2016 Raf Van Puymbroeck. They have their own message to bring out to the world and will show why they should be named as Mister Gay Belgium 2017 at the 27th of May in Antwerp. Time again like every year for PINK IN OUR LIVES to put all candidates separately in the spotlight and give a taste of who they are. We have met them all and they are a fine and friendly group of guys and our twelfth and last candidate of this series of interviews will be Jaimie Deblieck.
Jaimie Deblieck is 18 years old, Studying Horticulture and is living in Roeselare (West-Flanders). He did his coming out in 2013 and his project is about “Acceptation of LGBT people on the workfloor”.
“There is still a lot of work for acceptance and stopping discrimination towards the LGBT community. Unfortunately we still don’t have the same rights that we deserve and won’t we be accepted of who we are. With my participation at this election I want to end the taboos around LGBT people. Fighting for our rights that we also need like every other person in this world.”
“A girlfriend of mine came out at school as bisexual and for some reason I had the urge to talk to her. I started asking questions like “ how long did you struggle with it” and ”were you not afraid that people are gonna hate or reject you?”. Her answer was proudly; “ it doesn’t matter what people think of me, I am who I am and I am damn proud of it”. Behind those words I felt I could say that I am Gay! Because of all those stress and emotions, I directly put a status update on Facebook where I shared my coming out. But with all these emotions I forgot to tell my mother, so she also found out through Facebook.
“Gay Pride means 3 things for me:
- Coming up for your rights
- Not afraid to go on the street without being ashamed of who you are
- Partying HARD!!!
And YES it is more than necessary and important. Like I said we have to fight for our rights!!!”
“My ideal man has to be romantic, stylish, full of energy and shorter than me. He also has to have a good sense of humor, adventurous, someone who wants to see the whole world with me! I have a weakness for blond guys. He can also say out loud what he wants, but for the rest I am not that picky!.”
“The advice I would give is don’t stay too long in the dark, small closet and dare yourself to be in the beautiful rainbow world! Be proud of who you are and know that there are always people who appreciate, take care of you and respect you regardless of your sexual preference.”
Favorite country: “Kenia”
Donald Trump: “Wide thinking man with a vision on the wrong target.”
Your superhero(es): “Pure of his clothing style: BATMAN!!!”
Fetish: “Everybody’s own taste or interest.”
Marriage or children: “Children, I don’t need a marriage license to proof my love.”
Pink In Our Lives: “Don’t always think blue or red! Put a line of Pink with it.”
Great Gay Party: “Skandall.”
First love: “Maxime.”
Worst quality of yourself: “Too impulsive.”
Best quality of yourself: “I want to take care of everybody who needs it.”
Perfect hair or beautiful outfit: “Beautiful outfit.”
Goal in your life: “Like the Dalai Lama once said: “To be happy and useful.”
Biggest Idol: “Miley Cyrus. There is always something to write about her, what she has done wrong, like appearing half naked on stage. But she doesn’t care what people say about her, the next day she dos it again twice as hard. She always stays true to herself. A true hero!”
Breakfast in bed or dinner for 2: “Dinner for 2 please.”
Mister Gay Belgium: “A beautiful initiative that gives people a chance to get the best out of themselves and to be an extra value, support and help for where there are still many problems, mainly the LGBT community.”
Thank you for your answers Jaimie and for letting my readers and your voters getting to know you better. You can vote for him through this link with OutTv: https://app.je/entry/53797
May the best GAY Ambassador win!!! Thank you also photographers Johan Vos, Marc Drofmans, Tom Vaes, Kevin Wuyts, Emmanuel Deprijckere, René Emmerink and Johan Cansse for the great pictures of all the candidates and www.welovemisses.be for the videos.
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Lesley Middleton, owner of PINK IN OUR LIVES