The 5th Mister Global pageant has already started. With 30+ hunky candidates currently in Bangkok for the pageant’s activities, we have listed down the 10 candidates that have given us great first impression… Strong this year are the candidates from Europe and the Americas with a handful strong delegates from Asia and Africa. Worthy to note is seeing 2018 Mister International 1st runner up Dwayne Geldenhuis in the competition who is risking hist runner up status in the contest.
Now on to the list!
Honorable Mentions: Thailand, Brazil, Puerto Rico & Venezuela
10. AFGHANISTAN Hamid Noor
9. KOREA Kang Doo hyung
8. GUAM Adam Suharto
7. HONG KONG Vincent Lau
6. SWITZERLAND Betim Morina
5. MEXICO Antonio Merchant
4. DENMARK Marcus Rosenberg Jørgensen
3. POLAND Jakub Kucner
2. USA Dario Duque
1. SOUTH AFRICA Dwayne Geldenhuis
Finals is slated on July 21st with the preliminaries around a day or two prior…
Paul Iskandar from Lebanon was declared as the winner of Mister International 2016 at the finale held at the Asiatique The Riverfront in Bangkok, Thailand. The then 23 year old Lebanese hunk battled it out with 34 other contestants to claim the title. He succeeded Pedro Mendes from Switzerland.
Here is how he describes himself in an interview with StarCentral* magazine: My name is Paul Iskandar, I was born in Paris, of Lebanese parents and I moved back to Lebanon when I was seven years old. I started playing Basketball when I was younger, and I ended up receiving a scholarship in high school and university. At the age of 17, I started taking on modeling jobs after being discovered on TV playing basketball by my mother agency in Lebanon. After that, I started working on my fitness career, and I got a BA in physical education and sports. I managed the best gyms in Lebanon, traveled a lot for photo shoots and work and ended up winning Mister Lebanon – I represented Lebanon in the 2016-17 Mister International competition, and I won.
After winning the competition, I became known on a bigger scale worldwide and I traveled around the world for work and attending events under the Mister International organization. I currently have a number of offers in the US, so I will be signing very soon after finishing my current contract in the Far East. I’ll later be based in Miami and NewYork.
Our latest #MANicMondays hunk is the Mister Brasil CNB 2017. Matheus Song is a 23-year-old model (he was born in October 1994) and student from Joinville, Santa Catarina. He represented Brazil in the Mister Supranational pageant which he placed as 2nd runner up to the eventual winner, Gabriel Correa of Venezuela.
Matheus also won most of the Top Model awards in his local competitions as well as in Mister Supranational. If you’re wondering what his ethnicity is, he can attribute his stunning good looks from his Korean father and German mother. The 6’0″ tall model is currently trying his hand at a modelling career in Asia and is currently working in Thailand. Check out more pics below.
Matheus has a black belt in Taekwondo, but he also plays soccer as one of his hobbies, as well as surfing. He now has a 1-year old daughter named Lara.
Mister National Universe had recently finished with its second annual competition. And here are the winners of the Thailand-based male pageant…
Grand Winner – Phanendra Prasai (Nepal)
1st Runner-Up – Natchanon Singlum (Thailand)
2nd – Markos Vinicius (Brazil)
Top 5 – India & Malaysia
Kenley Filarca Ong of the Philippines was heralded as Mister National Universe Ambassador at the finals of the competition.
Special awardees were:
Mr. Congeniality – David Ponte (USA)
Mr. Photogenic – Lionel Luthi (Switzeland)
Best National Costume – Natchanon Singlum (Thailand)
After the pageant, we were able to ask a couple of question from out rep, Keny Ong about the competition and here is what he had to say… What is the most difficult thing you had to do for the competition? The most difficult thing I had to do for the competition was to manage my time because I work in the bank, I manage my restaurants and I work on my thesis What does the Mr National Universe Ambassador title mean to you? When we say Ambassador, we mean the spokesperson aside from being the role model. The organization has entrusted me the responsibility of representing them, same with the MNU 2018. I am very thankful that still, I got one of the titles. I am still a winner.
June is Pride Month. And in honor of that we bring to you the winners of the Mister Gay World pageant in a photo-collage for today’s #MANicMondays post…
(Winners are arranged from Left to Right)
2009 – Max Krzyzanowski, Ireland
2010 – Charl Van Den Berg, South Africa
2011 – Francois Nel, South Africa
2012 – Andreas Derleth, New Zealand
2013 – Christopher Michael Olwage, New Zealand
* The second back to back win after South Africa in 2010-2011
2014 – Stuart Hatton, United Kingdom
2015 – Klaus Burtkart, Germany (resigned)
– Mass Luciano, Hong Kong (ascended to the title after Burtkart’s resignation)
2016 – Roger Gosalbez, Spain
2017 – John Raspado, Philippines
2018 – Jordan Bruno, Australia
About the Pageant
The Mr Gay World competition strives to be a mentor in grooming gay leaders that will advance gay human rights both locally and throughout the world. As a contestant to Mr Gay World, the delegate signiﬁes his intent to be honor-bound by the following code of ethics: – To treat delegates, staff, judges and associates with respect and dignity; – To conduct himself with honesty, integrity and fairness and respect to the people around him; – To not discriminate based on race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and/or sexual expression; – To be responsible at all times for the truthful and non-deceptive promotion regarding MGW’s visions; – To support the goals of Mr Gay World, as well as support the LGBT community in general, in a constructive and positive manner; – To conduct business with strict adherence to the laws of their respective legal jurisdictions, the business or professional codes existent in such jurisdiction and the particular business or profession, and in accordance with generally accepted business practices.
HO CHI MINH VIETNAM – 23 MAY 2018 – Manhunt International Executive President,
Rosko Dickinson, today announced the Manhunt International 2018 World Final. It will be held in Ho CHi Minh City Vietnam with delegates from over 40 countries on March 2019 and will be televised on HTV, the leading Television Station in Ho Chi Minh and streamed live worldwide.
The 12th edition of the Mister International pageant, held on April 30, 2018 at National Theatre of Yangon in Yangon, Myanmar. After being delayed to a year after, Korea’s Seung Hwan Lee emerged victorious among a field of 36 competitors.
Mister International 2017 – Seung Hwan Lee
1st Runner up – Colombia, Manuel Molano
2nd Runner up – South Africa, Dwayne Geldenhuis Top 5 (alphabetical order)
Switzerland, Alessio Costantini
Vietnam, Tran Minh Trung
The 23-year-old hunk from Seoul succeeds previous titleholder Paul Iskandar of Lebanon. He stands 6’0″ tall and was crowned Mister International Korea 2017 in October of last year.
Top 10(alphabetical order)
Japan, Taizan Matsuura
Nicaragua, Elvis Murillo
Philippines, Raven Renz Lansangan
Puerto Rico, Joseph Disdier
Venezuela, Ignacio Milles Top 16 (alphabetical order)
Indonesia, Alvalino Kasenda
Lebanon, Michael Khouri
Mexico, Armando Osuna
Netherlands, Jeremy Lensink
Poland, Arkady Zadrozny
Spain, Ruben Castillero
Mister International 2016-17 Paul Iskandar wasn’t on the host city to crown his successor. He explained his absence in a Facebook post explaining that the Mr. International organization failed to arrange for his papers to be able to fly to Myanmar.
Today’s #MANicMondays blogpost is about Jaren N. Guerrero. He is one of the hunks competing in Mister International 2018 finals today, April 30th in Yangon, Myanmar. Jaren Guerrero is a 25 year old body building enthusiast who dreams of becoming a firefighter one day.
“I come from a rough up bringing, growing up we didn’t always have it all. My family struggled to make ends meet and keep me and my siblings fed and happy. I remember our house roof would leak when it rained and the house was made purely of tin.
As I got older things got a better but in high school I was diagnosed with scoliosis. It’s a curvature of the spine. The doctor told my parents that if I didn’t get surgery, my right lung would have been punctured, causing me some major health issues. I got the surgery and now have two titanium plates holding my spine straight.
I was bedridden for 2 weeks and had to learn how to walk again at the age of 17. The doctors told me after surgery I wasn’t allowed to play any physical or extreme sports that would hurt the body. I didn’t listen and ended up seeing bodybuilding as an outlet for me.
Looking at my physique you wouldn’t guess I had surgery. I am now Guam’s Top 6 physique. I come from a lot of trials and tribulations, but nothing ever stopped me from doing what i love. With the love and support i receive from my family, i hope to change not only my life but my family’s as well. I’m doing this for them.”