Pride Stars started as a single location talent contest in 2016 during Winter Pride Maspalomas, Gran Canaria. The feedback from the audience, local governments, sponsors and contestants was overwhelming. It did not take long untill Pride Stars converted into an international talent contest between a selection of Pride events in Europe. In 2017, Johan Seil and Eugene became the first winners of the Pride Stars World Grand Final. Pride Stars expanded fast and in 2019 hosting Pride events like Pride Amsterdam, Blackpool Pride, Vicenza Pride and Manilva Pride hosted a Pride Stars Final. In that same year the real time interactive voting app was launched and Pride Stars expanded to the USA with Houston Pride being the first overseas hosting Pride city.