Spend 69 seconds with Brandon Hamilton, winner of the 2013 Mr Gay Canada Vancouver competition who will compete for the title of Mr Gay Canada during Whistler’s WinterPRIDE in March.
01Your first job.
I grew up on a farm. My first job was hauling hay for local farmers.
02The job you wanted as a child.
As a kid I dreamed of being a singer. I still love singing in the shower and around the house!
03Your pet peeve.
I feel like broadcasting my pet peeve might be a bad idea… I think being ignored or a basic lack of manners and respect bother me a lot, but who actually likes those things?
My hero is Lady Gaga. She tells people to unconditionally love themselves and she is an outward activist for our communities even though she is straight. What an amazing woman!
05Finish this sentence: I first kissed a boy…
…and I liked it. (He wasn’t wearing any cherry Chapstick though…)
06Your biggest indulgence.
My biggest indulgence is coffee. It used to be sugar; I have a huge sweet tooth but I now control how much I consume. It’s the coffee that I can’t seem to hack.
07One thing no one knows about you.
Nobody knows… Hmmm I’m such an open book and my best friend knows everything about me. I guess that something that’s not well known about me is that both of my biological parents are deaf and my oldest brother used to feed me when I cried in the morning.
08Three things you would want with you on a deserted island.
On a deserted Island I’d want a fully equipped DJ, a survival kit including fishing gear (is that cheating?) and a smoking hot man friend. Those are the basics for survival, yeah?
09 The one word your best friend would use to describe you.
My best friend says that I’m empowering.
10 The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
The one thing in Vancouver that visitors simply can’t miss is a ride around Stanley Park. The view of the ocean, the statues and monuments, the view of the lionsgate bridge, the seawall, the mountains, attractions etc. is a chain of breathtaking views not to be missed.
Meet Brandon Hamilton
Brandon Hamilton is passionate about personal development and believes that this is the theme for his existance. As an Internationally Certified Personal Trainer he feels that he can bring happiness, confidence and value to peoples lives in a holistic way. Through individual wellness he believes we can each represent our communities by contributing uniqueness and value to break through stereotypes and homophobia.
With his degree in Sociology, his previous position on the board of directors for YouthCo AIDS Society, his work in physical health at Health Initiative for Men and with the Healthy Heart Program at Saint Paul’s Hospital and his experience as MC for Vancouver Fashion Week and other various fashion events he can represent Vancouver and Canada in a global movement for equality.
You can follow Brandon on Twitter. Get more information about the Mr Gay Canada competition at http://www.mrgaycanada.ca.