Today in Puerto Rico we CELEBRATE PRIDE! And What a Perfect Day, when we stand united and celebrate the diversity to give you this amazing surprise! Today I celebrate more than ever WHO I AM! Proud of every experience, every flaw and every part of me, today I Celebrate being an advocate and a voice for so many people who struggle everyday on being accepted.
Today I let every fear behind to represent my beautiful Island on the Nationals of Mr. Unlimited Bear & Cub 2018 this next October in North Carolina, USA. This amazing competition and Brotherhood represent all the values that I care about the most: respect, courage, inclusion and tolerance. It’s my time to showcase what a Puerto Rican can do, to stand and fight every stigma that we have in our community and showcase to all America what Puerto Rico has to offer. I’m proud to be part of the LGBTQ Community and Bear Community and I promise you that I’m going to work hard to represent Puerto Rico and all my Latino Community in the best way possible.
Im proud to be your new Mr. Puerto Rico Unlimited Cub 2018!
Jean Nieves, He/Him/His
San Juan, Puerto Rico
photographed and interviewed by: louie a. ortiz-fonseca