Thats because he was recently crowned Mr. Gay International at a competition in Palm Springs, California.
Its a double win for the 21-year-old, who won the title of Mr. Gay USA just an hour before moving on to the international contest.
The event included a talent portion in which Bashem, a gymnast, wowed the audience with tumbles to a techno tune and a swimsuit competition.
Bashem adds, What pageant doesnt have a swimsuit competition? There always has to be an objectification of the body just a little bit.
For his efforts, Bashem received a modeling contract, a new wardrobe, photo shoots and an acting lesson. His duties include being a spokesman for the gay community.
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