As a young Alajuelense, a lover of dance and currently an Administration student with emphasis in Human Resources Management, Miguel Rodríguez received the crown of the Mister Tico Gay contest 2017. Thanks to his effort he received the trophy of the beauty contest for men of the gay community.

The contest was held on Sunday 30 July 2017 at the El Teatro club, located in San José and it brought together seven boys with dreams of representing Tiquicia (Costa Rica) in the Mr Gay World 2018 competition. According to Andres Montero, director of the contest, aspects such as personality, attitude on the catwalk, swimsuit, full costume, questions of the judges and show was used to crown the winner. The winner received price money in cash, aesthetics treatments, a trip to Tortuga Island and a complete product set from one of the sponsors.