Fran Alvarado had contracted the coronavirus at the beginning of the pandemic. The 30-year-old, who lives and works in Madrid, had come in second place in last year's edition and, as this year's was canceled due to Covid-19, he was chosen.
"I am very happy I did not expect it "he told BBC Alvarado that he is an LGBT activist and has become famous on social media for posting un filtered photos of himself and his natural body. "I wanted to show something different, closer to reality." The final of Mr. Gay World 2020 was scheduled last week, in South Africa,
Alvarado went on to describe how he dealt with having coronavirus, luckily he only had a mild case. . "I started to notice in symptoms while I was on duty in the hospital. It all started with a dry cough, but we were in a moment of collective chaos, so I didn't pay much attention to it" - he said. The next day Alvarado started to feeling sore and fatigued: "coming out of a 24-hour shift, it is normal that you have the feeling of having been beaten up. It was difficult to say if that usual tiredness was due to work or symptoms." The days in the ward were heavy said the 30-year-old: "the hospital experience was hard, we have seen many patients get seriously and very quickly - he said - we hope everything will end soon".