Vilhjálmur Thór Davídsson, the first winner of the beauty pageant Mr. Gay Iceland (Herra Hinsegin, in Icelandic), was welcomed like a national hero in his hometown of Ólafsfjördur in north Iceland when he performed there on Sunday, Fishermen’s Day.
From Ólafsfjördur. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
“I am speechless about how warmly I was welcomed,” Davídsson told Fréttabladid.
Davídsson was crowned when the pageant was held for the first time in Iceland on Saturday in the National Theater in Reykjavík.
“The night was amazing in every aspect and it was a unique experience. It was, in fact, one of the better nights of my life, if not the best,” Davídsson said.
He explained that he had decided to enroll in the pageant to be a role model for young people who are afraid to come out.
“Another reason for me participating is that five years ago I weighed 130 kilos, had yet to come out and was really unhappy with myself. But I got my act together and made some changes,” he said.
Davídsson is planning to apply for the Police Academy this coming autumn. Being a police officer is his dream job.
“My goal is to both enter the academy and hold the title, if that’s possible,” he said. “But if not, I choose the title because this is a unique opportunity.” It enables him to participate in Mr. Gay Europe in September.
Click here to see a picture of Mr. Gay Iceland and a picture of how he looked before he lost all that weight.
Click here to read more about the pageant and its organizer.