Mr Gay England winner Matt Rood has won the title of Mr Gay Europe 2017.
The 37-year-old was crowned the winner of this year’s pageant in Stockholm, Sweden, which concluded during Stockholm Pride on Saturday.
Matt, who works as a professional dog walker and trainer, won the Social Media Challenge, and “My Project” challenge, coming second in the preliminary interview, the photo challenge and the sports challenge, and coming third in the written test and fourth in the online vote.
Matt wrote on Twitter after the win: “I am totally honoured and proud to have won Mr Gay Europe 2017 and bring the title home to ENGLAND.”
Ahead of the competition, Matt said he hoped to use the platform to promote same-sex adoption and fostering.
“Taking part would enable me to use this as a platform to help promote equality in the adoption and fostering services,” he wrote.
“As a former foster carer and an out and proud gay man I have knowledge and experience of this subject and would like to encourage a positive attitude globally.”