I had a blast and it has been a wonderful year. I have learned so many things, expanded my network, got acquainted with different people on all walks of life. Thank you Mr. Gay World for giving me this once in a life time opportunity.

My message to the world: The word Acceptance has been well overused. It is not enough to be just yourself or just be you! You should Empower yourselves and be the BEST version of the Real Person in YOU!!! In this way you can inspire and touch people’s lives.

Let me take this opportunity to thank Mr Gay World Organization Headed by Eric G Butter and Igor Scheurkogel and to the rest of the directors across the world. To my Mr. Gay world Philippines Organization headed by Wilbert Tolentino and the rest of the team!!! To my KFamily direk Rodin Gilbert B.flores, Gio Lazaro Flores, Georgette Garrido, KF sisters and brothers and the rest of the team. To all the people who helped me along the way; Gerry Peralta, Inyaki Yuson, Ronnievinn Garcia Pagtakhan, LoveYourself Inc, APCOM, ACON, Leo Almodal, Rocky Gathercole, Patrick Isorena, Domz Ramos, Mikee Raymundo, Toledo Medical Companies, Inc., Toledo Librado Jr., ArraJess Solis, Md Aesthetique Derm Spa,Raul Matias, Calvin Chua, Kenny Kwok, Ulysses King, Vatican Fashion Museum, Genesis Gallios, Club One 690 Family, Fahrenheit Cafe and Fitness Center, Richard Hinola, Norman Tinio, Jojo Barron and Red Lantern Productions Family, to the late direk Maryo J. Delos Reyes and P56 family, sir Jaime Acosta and Psalmstre New Placenta, Rico Campo, Melanie Cabalida, Chad Jonas, Allan Santos, Kristine Caballero Aplal and Gelbert Aplal, Sir Raoul, Sir Eds, Sir Rico A, boss Nads, Sir Frankendal, Sir Mik, Mayora Louie Catamora and to all my WEMSAP Family, to my Sapphire Family. To hon. Mayor Herbert Bautista and Madam Coun. Ivy Xenia Lim-Lagman and Khim Tablada Alejandro-Ortega thank you so much for the Recognition. To my Family Mama, daddy, Shey and doc Vonn, Art n Elvi and Cris, auntie Remy, auntie Mel and uncle Tony, to my cousins and other relatives, To all the wonderful people whom i have worked with and failed to mention. And to all the supporters who walked with me all throughout my reign.. To my co delegates of Mr. Gay World 2017 you have been wonderful inspirations. To the new Mr. Gay World 2018 Jordan Bruno and MGW2018 delegates it was an honor being one of your favorite judges. To my asawa Paolo de Silva thank you for always being there for me, I love you so much.

I also wanna thank John-Louis O’Neil, Johann van Niekerk and Pink Loerie Mardi Gras and Arts Festival Southern Africa Foundation, Hornet, Gay Pages South Africa, Mango Air-Lines, Villa Castollini, aha The Rex Hotel and the rest of the sponsors and the rest of the team for making things possible for the 10th Edition of Mr. Gay World 2018. To the beautiful Mayor Eleanore Bouw-Spies and to the wonderful people of Knysna and South Africa… thank you for the warmest hospitality… i couldnt imagine a more perfect place to share my reign with.

Please spend sometime on my Reflection Spent as Mr. Gay World 2017 courtesy of Hornet
https://hornetapp.com/stories/mr-gay-world-2017-john-raspado

I am JOHN FERNANDEZ RASPADO your MR. GAY WORLD 2017, a chapter in life ends and another one awaits. It was my pleasure serving you all.

Mabuhay Filipinas!!!
Mabuhay Mr Gay World!!!

Dios ti Agnina, Agyamannak

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