パームスプリングスで開催されたミスター・ゲイ・インターナショナルで、イスラエル代表のネイサン・シェイクト氏(Nathan Shaked、37歳)が見事その栄冠に輝いた。

"Competitions such as these have been popular in Europe for years and we're thrilled to now have a U.S. based component looking for the 'boy next door' to represent the broader gay community," said Producer Don Spradlin. "The winner will serve as a spokesman to raise the visibility of gay men, confront homophobia, and create a positive role model in his travels around the world."

Israel's Nathan Shaked Captures Title of The International Mr. Gay Competition 2007 [Yahoo! News]

PALM SPRING, Calif., Oct. 29 /U.S. Newswire/ -- For second year in a row the desert community of Palm Springs hosted the International Mr. Gay Competition, selecting Israel's Nathan Shaked to assume the title of the Mr. Gay Competition 2007 from last year's winner Jesse Bashem of the U.S.A.

The event, hosted by Bruce Vilanch, doubled in size this year to include a Friday night competition of 19 American cities. Winning the Mr. U.S.A. title was Sacramento's Grant Ermis, who moved on to the Saturday International event that included representatives from: ustralia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lichtenstein, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Sweden, Vatican City and Mexico.

U.S.A's Grant Ermis was the first runner up and Netherlands' Joep Mesman took the second runner up slot in the international competition.

Name: Nathan Shaked
Date of Birth: May 16, 1969
Place of Birth: Israel
Nationality: Israel
Native language: Hebrew
Foreign languages: English
Height: 6’2” / 187cm
Weight: 184 / 83kg

Israeli earns international crown, free trip as Mr. Gay [The Desert Sun]

A competitor from Tel Aviv, Israel, Nathan Shaked, 37, is the new Mr. Gay International after two days of competition in Palm Springs.
Prizes include a modeling contract, a Caribbean cruise and a trip to Puerto Vallarta.

Shaked assumed the title from last year's winner, Jesse Basham of the United States.

This is the second consecutive year that the competition has been held in Palm Springs, according to a release from organizers.

During U.S. competition Friday night, Grant Ermis of Sacramento was named Mr. USA. Mr. Anchorage, Jared Watson, won Mr. Congeniality.

[Mr. Gay International]