Mr Gay World Time to say Goodbye

20110602-120917.jpgMr Gay World Time to say Goodbye | by Carlos Melia | After over four years of being appointed Mr Gay International 2008 and working for the last three years along with Mr Gay World as their Regional Director for South/Central America, Mexico and The Caribbean and Member of the Board, I have decided to step down, move on and present my official resignation to my current position to focus on my own present and upcoming projects. This decision is solely based on personal/professional reasons and time restrictions. Closing a chapter of my life that brought me much hapiness, many great experiences, new friends and recognition along the way. To my fellow Regional Directors and Members of Board best of success and Thank You for three years of unforgetable times that brought me to Canada, Norway and Philippines. New challenges here I go. CM

Connextions Magazine and Mr Gay World

Connextions Magazine and Mr Gay World | United States |  The 3rd. issue of Connextions Magazine is out and online, featuring this month Mr. Gay World. I want to personally thank on behalf of Mr Gay World and myself Shelly Straub for the coverage and comments on Francois (btw. great cover picture of our current reining Mr Gay World), myself and the whole Mr Gay World organization and family. We look forward seeing you all next 2012 in Johannesburg, South Africa. CM


(*) The digital edition of Connextion Magazine can be viewed at:  http://bit.ly/ml68Q8 . For more information on Mr Gay World please visit our official website www.mrgayworld.org

Echelon Magazine April/May features Carlos Melia

Echelon Magazine April/May features Carlos Melia |  United States |  by Michael Lamb |   Echelon Magazine has just released their April/May 2011 Issue focused into Employment and Travel. Echelon Magazine empowers the GLBT community by profiling successful professionals and entrepreneurs, providing informative articles regarding finance, health, entertainment business, and promotes the increasing buying power of this segment. Acts as a beacon of inspiration for budding and existing entrepreneurs and corporate employees. Dispels the current myths and stereotypes of the GLBT community. Reaches corporate executives, managers, government officials, entrepreneurs and college students. Distributed via a targeted network of GLBT organizations, community centers, events, and newsletters , Echelon joins Black Enterprise, Working Women, Latin Business and the Asian Entrepreneur as an online publication that supports the power of a more diversified America.

You may see the digital version of Echelon Magazine and download the full PDF following this link | http://digital.turn-page.com/issue/28623/30. CM

You may see the digital version of Echelon Magazine and download the full PDF following this link | http://digital.turn-page.com/issue/28623/30CM

You may see the digital version of Echelon Magazine and download the full PDF following this link | http://digital.turn-page.com/issue/28623/30CM

You may see the digital version of Echelon Magazine and download the full PDF following this link | http://digital.turn-page.com/issue/28623/30CM

You may see the digital version of Echelon Magazine and download the full PDF following this link | http://digital.turn-page.com/issue/28623/30CM

Special Thanks to Michael Lamb – CEO / Editor In Chief for featuring me into the Employment and Travel Issue (April/May) and for such a wonderful interview.

Survived 19 hours flight to Manila and now jet-lagged

Survived 19 hours flight to Manila and now jet-lagged |  Manila, The Philippines |  Fist of all MABUHAY.!!!! everyone I am so happy to have arrive to East Asia, one of my favorite areas of the world. Since I got to out host Hotel, the Holiday Inn Galleria I have had the pleasure and honor to reunite with old Filipino friends, colleagues at the board of Mr Gay World and this year’s contestant. The climate is happy, and never better used this word , gay.
The competition begins tomorrow when the true colors will become vivid and show the real who is who in this 2011 Edition of Mr Gay World…. Of course I will be reporting like for every activity, photo shoots, dressing rooms and girls talk. Now back to the sleeping pills to kiil this Jet-Lag and look fantastic for the big opening. CM

A Dynamic New team for Mr Gay World 2011

(Picture of the Mr Gay World Board of Directors, taken in Whistler Canada. From right to left Brian Merriman – Director of Europe and Africa, Eric Butter President, Dean Nelson – Director of North America, Noemi Alberto, Director of Asia and Carlos Melia, Director of South/Central America.)

A Dynamic New team for Mr Gat World 2011 • Mr Gay World President Eric Butter today confirmed that preperations are advancing for the Manila Grand Final as the anticipation builds. Both he and Mr Gay World Charl van Der Berg will pay a site visit to Manila on December 9th hosted by MGW 2011 Executive Producer Noemi Alberto, the founder of Mr Gay Phillippines.

Eric Butter said, ‘since we have reorganised Mr Gay World, I am very appreciative of the amount of support being received from accross the globe. I welcome my new multinational Executive Committee including Noemi Alberto who also is our Director of Asia and the established Canadian events businessman Dean Nelson our Director of North America to lead this exciting endeavour’.

” I am very grateful to confirm that Eric Butter has personally and generously committed the necessary funds to ensure the logistics, hotel and venues are in place guaranteeing a first class event for all delegates and national producers who come to Manila in March” said Noemi Alberto Executive Producer MGW. The 2011 final, the first of its kind in Asia, will be fully and generously resourced by Eric to enable us to produce a first class event as we proudly welcome international delegations to the Phillippines next March’ continued Ms Alberto.

‘I also appreciate the support from our other producers. Carlos Melia, a former international champion who remains as Director of South America for Mr Gay World. After a challenging year, we are particularly anxious to build the confidence of our European supporters and I welcome the acceptance by Brian Merriman, the executive producer of the longest established national competition Mr Gay Ireland and Northern Ireland, to accept his new role of Director of Europe in addition to his responsibilities as Director of Africa and of Rules and Policy” added Mr Butter.

“I will ensure a genuine welcome for European delegates in Manila and will offer expert coaching and advice to my international delegations” said Brian Merriman. I encourage national producers and potential delegates in Europe to contact me in order to bring a strong and proud european representation to Manila”.

“I am grateful to build on the excellent work done in Europe to date and to add in my skills and values as a national producer, which has seen me assist the development of vibrant national competitions in Ireland, Northern Ireland, South Africa and in welcoming Thailand this year. I have previously been happy to support candidates from Poland and Argentina to compete at international level. I will work to ensure the ethos of my national competition which has raised gay visibility and funds in excess of 100,000 euros for gay and HIV/Aids causes will positively infuse the ambitions of Mr Gay World and the european delegation for Manila 2011” concluded Brian Merriman.

Interview to Carlos Melia by ALFA FM • Uruguay

Radio Interview to Carlos Melia in MONTEVIDEO ( Only Spanish Version ) this interview was conducted by Gilberto Gonzalez of Radio ALFA FM in Montevideo, Uruguay during my last visit and press conference in this city. Topics: Gay Travel / Mr Gay World Uruguay among many others.

(*) You may also listen the interview with Radio Sarandi by Sergio Puglia Click HereCM

Radio Interview to Carlos Melia in MONTEVIDEO

(above) Part ONE 09.17 min. / (below) Part TWO 09.31 min.
Radio Interview to Carlos Melia in MONTEVIDEO ( Only Spanish Version ) this interview was conducted by Sergio Puglia of Radio SARANDI in Montevideo, Uruguay during my last visit and press conference in this city. Topics: Gay Travel / Mr Gay World Uruguay among many others. CM