Meet the very sexy Mr. Gay Europe 2017

Candidates from all over Europe donned their finest briefs in the name of strengthening bonds in the LGBTQ community by… being very hot, indeed.

They were judged on their intellect, confidence, awareness, self-esteem, attractiveness, and overall charisma.

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But there could only be one winner, and his name is Matt Rood of England, a 37-year-old trainer and dog walker.

“The experience is something I will always take away with me and remember,” he said.

And now without further ado, here’s a deep dive into all things Rood — a Rood awakening, if you will:

h/t: Queerty