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.
Australia, Casey Van Ryan – American film actor based in Los Angeles.
Brazil, Eduardo Onofre
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indonesia, Isach Samuel Kbarek
Jamaica, Tamichael Watson
Japan, Takumi Ozawa – He also represented Japan in Mister National Universe 2023.
Malaysia, Abdul Rahman Lee – He is an athlete, a freelance model, and a fitness trainer.
Mexico, Christian Cardero – a fashion model.
Myanmar, Aung Khant Kyaw – was also crowned Mister Universe Myanmar 2022.
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.
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.
Nigeria, Michael Adebowale
Philippines, Austin Cabatana – an actor, a profession model and perhaps the tallest among the contestants at 6’3″.
Poland, Maciej Skowronek
Serbia, Marko Ilkic – an actor and professional model who loves exploring the world and has, in fact, been to the Philippines earlier this year.
Singapore, Aidid Haidil – a fitness trainer and was first runner-up in Mister World Singapore 2022.
South Africa, Kofi Apea-Adu
Spain, Jose Antonio Campos Calle
Togo, Jonathan Uchechukwu Emeiwo
United Kingdom, Ryan Larson – a professional model who has been to the Philippines for quite a number of times.
USA, Anthony Borengasser
Uzbekistan, Laziz Rustamov – a model who may be a familiar face to the fans of Pinoy Big Brother.
Vietnam, Phi Van Nguyen