Barely a month after a Mister International 2023 was crowned in Thailand (which was won by Mister Thailand), a new Mister International 2023 is being held, this time in the Philippines. They’re still battling over who the rightful owner of the said pageant is.

While there’s no decision on the legitimate ownership yet, we, pageant fans, are treated with two versions – the Thailand-based and the Philippine-based Mister International.

Since the Thailand-based MI 2023 is finished, let’s now focus on the PH-based MI 2023 which will have its preliminary competition on October 16th and finals on October 20th.

Here are the contestants (in alphabetical order):

Argentina, Angel Olaya – was supposed to compete in Mister Global, but could not continue due to economic challenges.

Argentina, Angel Olaya | IG/angelolayaoficial

Australia, Casey Van Ryan – American film actor based in Los Angeles.

Australia, Casey Van Ryan | IG/casey_vanryan

Brazil, Eduardo Onofre

Brazil, Eduardo Onofre | IG/eduonofre_

Cambodia, Thea Sok Tola – 21 years old who loves nature and the outdoors. He started modeling at the age of 18. He won first runner-up in Face of Cambodia 2021. He is now also a television actor and a mental health advocate.

Cambodia, Thea Sok Tola | IG/thea_sok_tola

Canada, Justin Dhruv Kumar – an 18-year-old product of Etobicoke Performing Arts School. He has worked in many famous Indian movies as a child actor and he is said to be the highest paid during his time. He is also an active lifestyle devotee.

Canada, Justin Dhruv Kumar | IG/dhruvkumar004

Costa Rica, Roberto Mena – a 25-year-old fashion model who stands 5’10”. He is a graduate of Universidad Latina de Costa Rica with a degree in journalism.

Costa Rica, Roberto Mena | IG/tiaraholics

Cuba, Branden Alaen – a model in the Philippines and a former Mister Global USA (2019). He has been residing in the Philippines for a few months already.

Cuba, Branden Alaen | IG/kingbrandenalaen

India, Jairus Singh – an Indian who has been in the Philippines for quite a few years already. He has actually been posting Instagram content that was taken in the Philippines since 2017.

India, Jairus Singh | IG/jairus_singh2017

Indonesia, Isach Samuel Kbarek

Indonesia, Isach Kbarek | IG/isachkbarek

Jamaica, Tamichael Watson

Jamaica, Tamichael Watson | IG/tamichaelx

Japan, Takumi Ozawa – He also represented Japan in Mister National Universe 2023.

Japan, Takumi Ozawa | IG/ozw_wizard

Malaysia, Abdul Rahman Lee – He is an athlete, a freelance model, and a fitness trainer.

Malaysia, Abdul Rahman Lee | IG/abdulrahmanlee

Mexico, Christian Cardero – a fashion model.

Mexico, Christian Cardero | IG/christian.cardero

Myanmar, Aung Khant Kyaw – was also crowned Mister Universe Myanmar 2022.

Myanmar, Aung Khant Kyaw | IG/opt__ic

Nepal, Abishek Chudal – a cabin crew of Himalaya Airlines, a model who stands 6 feet tall, and currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration & Travel and Tourism.

Nepal, Abishek Chudal | IG/abishek_chudal

Netherlands, Ilyas Chaouki – half Dutch and half Moroccan. He recently visited Morocco and had a grand welcome party because of his winning Mister International Netherlands 2023.

Netherlands, Ilyas Chaouki | IG/_ilyaschaouki

Nigeria, Michael Adebowale

Nigeria, Michael Adebowale Samuel | IG/

Philippines, Austin Cabatana – an actor, a profession model and perhaps the tallest among the contestants at 6’3″.

Philippines, Austin Cabatana | IG/austincabatana

Poland, Maciej Skowronek

Poland, Maciej Skowronek | IG/mackusiek

Serbia, Marko Ilkic – an actor and professional model who loves exploring the world and has, in fact, been to the Philippines earlier this year.

Serbia, Marko Ilkic | IG/markidjani_

Singapore, Aidid Haidil – a fitness trainer and was first runner-up in Mister World Singapore 2022.

Singapore, Aidid Haidil | IG/aiaiaidid

South Africa, Kofi Apea-Adu

South Africa, Kofi Apea-Adu | IG/kofiaa17

Spain, Jose Antonio Campos Calle

Spain, Jose Antonio Campos Calle | IG/josecalle55

Togo, Jonathan Uchechukwu Emeiwo

Togo, Jonathan Uchechukwu Emeiwo | IG/jonathan_emeiwo03

United Kingdom, Ryan Larson – a professional model who has been to the Philippines for quite a number of times.

United Kingdom, Ryan Larson | IG/ryan_t_larson

USA, Anthony Borengasser

USA, Anthony Borengasser | IG/mr.anthony2023

Uzbekistan, Laziz Rustamov – a model who may be a familiar face to the fans of Pinoy Big Brother.

Uzbekistan, Laziz Rustamov | IG/laziz.rustamoov

Vietnam, Phi Van Nguyen