Daniel Rodriguez is the first openly gay man ever crowned as Mr Spain. He came out a few days after being crowned. He did not speak about his sexuality during the beauty contest because he did not see it as a reason for him not to claim the title.
However, he was quick to dismiss criticism from those who claim a gay man should not be eligible to win the competition. “I don’t understand why. A homosexual can be as masculine as a heterosexual,” he said. “Regardless of my orientation I can seduce women, too.”
Rodriguez did not hide his sexuality. His friends and his family know about it and support him completely in everything. As for the jury of the competition, he did not hide the truth from them either. He has never been asked about his sexuality, so he did not talk about it, did not focus people’s attention on it.