Name: Ashley Adams
Age: 26
Occupation: IT
Region: Birmingham
Venue: iHost

What made you enter Mr Gay UK this year?:
“It’s something I’ve been thinking about doing since I saw it on TV as a teenager. Then I saw that it had come back in a magazine, so I decided to enter”

How did you feel when you won the heat?
“Surprised and excited at the same time. Everyone had something going for them. I’m really looking forward to representing Birmingham”

How do you feel about the final?
“I’m looking forward to the Challenge of getting the votes, and bringing Birmingham together. I’ve already started telling everyone that it’s back on and trying to round up support. Hopefully I’ll get to the final three”

What will you do with the money if you win
I’ll give my parents a well deserved break. They’ve always been really supportive of me through everything: from coming out, to relationships and even this competition”