Name: Samuel Kneen
Age: 22
Occupation: Hairdresser
Region: Cardiff
Venue: Pulse

What made you enter Mr Gay UK this year?:
My friends persuaded me, and I thought it might help with my confidence. I’ve been going to the gym a lot for the past year.

How did you feel when you won the heat?
Ecstatic, I couldn’t believe it! It was a huge surge to my confidence, which I’ve had a bit of trouble with in the past

How do you feel about the final?
Very nervous. I hope people will vote for me. If they do I’ll be so appreciative. I just hope they can see my potential, and if I win I’ll do my best to work hard for them

What will you do with the money if you win?
Well I’ll pay off some of my debts, and give some to my dad, who’s helped me out a lot when I’ve had money troubles. My friend Craig works for Terrence Higgins Trust, so I think I’ll give them some money, and the rest I’ll put on a bond for a new flat I think. I would have maybe gone on holiday, but I suppose I’ve got the trip to Morocco if I win anyway. Oh I’ll take all my friends for a night out