36-year-old entrepreneur, John Raspado from the Philippines, won Mr Gay World 2017 becoming the first Filipino to win this contest. The pageant took place from May 5–10 in Madrid and Maspalomas, Spain. More than 40 contestants from all around the world competed for the title. John apart from winning the main title, he almost won all the special awards. Best in Swimwear, Formal wear, Best in Interview, Mr Social Media and Mr Popularity were the awards he won.
Candido Arteaga from Spain was 1st runner-up, Raf Van Puymbroeck from Belgium was 2nd runner-up, Marco Tornese from Switzerland, 3rd runner-up and Alexander Steyn from South Africa finished as 4th runner-up.
The pride of Philippines – John Raspado as a face of LGBT community, is keen on campaigning for HIV awareness which he is currently doing in his home country and focus on health issues.