Name: Stephen Barr
Age: 26
Region: Belfast
Occupation: Singer

What made you enter Mr Gay UK this year?
All my friends were pushing me to do it saying I would do great. I wasn’t going to enter, I was just going to watch, but a lot of the encouragement came from them.

How did you feel when you won the heat?
It felt great! I really wasn’t expecting to win at all! I didn’t even get topless and the crowd was going wild. I didn’t think I stood a chance with some of the other contestants.

How do you feel about the final?
I feel very nervous about the final, I just hope people will vote for me. There is a lot of talent taking part this year, I hope I can pull it off!

What will you do with the money if you win?
I will probably save it to go towards my singing career or for university. I want to broaden my opportunities for when I get older and have a nice career path