Recently, Mister Global, a male beauty pageant took place in Thailand. The event was founded in 2014 and since its first edition over 60 countries have sent their representatives to compete for the Mister Global Title. This year, 38 beautiful men decided to test their strengths in the pageant. The final was held in Bangkok on September 26 with the “Inspiring Gentleman” theme. However, this event is not merely a beauty contest, even though one of the main requirements of contestants is to be 'good looking' as the spokesperson of the pageant, Kitti Kamjunsa, told Bored Panda. "The aim of Mister Global is to promote environmental awareness, and we have been promoting this cause ever since we started in 2014. This year, we added a new motto "Inspiring Gentleman" because we believe that the contestants and titleholders should motivate others and be inspirational people. During this year's pageant, we did a fundraising event to support an organization that takes care of elephants in Thailand and it was successful, " Kamjunsa said. When asked what makes Mister Global different from other pageants the spokesperson explained: "Basically every pageant system is identical but what makes Mister Global different from the others is that we are part of the Top 5 Grand Slam Male Pageants. We have good quality contestants with inspiring stories to tell and great support from our national directors from around the world. We have also garnered much support from our many fans that follow us on our website and the official page. Most importantly, we are true on our advocacy of Environmental Awareness and charity cause."

The pageant was won by Korea‘s Jong Woo Kim, who is a 23-year-old police administration student and model. Jong Woo Kim is set to become an inspirational role model for young men all around the world. He will also become a Global Goodwill Ambassador and participate in environmental and charitable projects.

Same as every year, the most attention goes to pageant's national outfits showcase. After all, the representatives get the chance to demonstrate their countries heritage. "For us, we are really surprised that it went viral around the world and we welcome many positive comments. However, the creative costumes segment is nothing new in any pageant system as it has always been a part of it. The winning costume is not about the size or design but the story and culture behind it," Kamjunsa said. The national costume contest was won by Myanmar, it's safe to say that most of the contestants made their homelands' proud by rocking well crafted and intricate costumes. So why not feast your eyes on them? Scroll below to see the cool costumes and don't forget to upvote your favorites!

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

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mummy pig
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2 years ago

Just WOW

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Mexico

Mexico

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Slinkman
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2 years ago (edited)

Could've come right out of Breath of the Wild.

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Panama

Panama

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mummy pig
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2 years ago

I love the fact that he is actually smiling😊

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Indonesia

Indonesia

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Zelda Blue
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2 years ago

I wonder how much all that weighs?

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Haiti

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TrashPandaru
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2 years ago

That blue looks so good on his skintone

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Japan

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Shart
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2 years ago

Wow thats bad ass

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Dominican Republic

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Tilly Jean
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2 years ago

Those thigh muscles though.....

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South Africa

South Africa

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Anton Swanepoel
Community Member
2 years ago

Right - for those have who their knickers in a twist saying that it's wrong to have a Boer dressed as a Zulu... he's not. I can see at least seven different cultures represented by what that guy is wearing. It's actually a pretty smart way to incorporate just about everyone who lives in South Africa in one image.

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Tunisia

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Carolinapearl
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2 years ago

He's a nice looking man.

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Guam

Guam

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 years ago

that's Victoria's angel in all his glory

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Korea

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NanZ
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2 years ago

Simple but stunning

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Thailand

Thailand

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NanZ
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2 years ago

So intricate

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Spain

Spain

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 years ago

Weird, somebody knows where is this dress from? I never saw ome like this in Spain. But I am from Valencia, so I might be wrong.

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Vietnam

Vietnam

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Anna Salord
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2 years ago

Apparently, I'm now obsessed with headpieces. Damn, there are all delight to look at!

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#15

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

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Dilly Millandry
Community Member
2 years ago

I really like this costume.

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Laos

Laos

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Shari Pierre
Community Member
2 years ago

His costume looks very functional. It's not as extravagant as the others, but looks like something he'll get a lot of use from. It's like I'm looking in a book about his country and see this pic.

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Philippines

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Zelda Blue
Community Member
2 years ago

I would like to see the rest of the weapon, it looks very substantial and impressive,

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Peru

Peru

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Carolinapearl
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2 years ago

Headdress looks VERY heavy

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Egypt

Egypt

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Susan Westmoreland
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2 years ago

He looks stoned

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Taiwan

Taiwan

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Shari Pierre
Community Member
2 years ago

What does he back look like? His dress looks very functional. Has a farmer ring to it.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong

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D. Pitbull
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice Lion costume. I like that they kept the Lion Head simple-ish and not overly flashy/inlaid with decorative horns/jewels/eyelashes so as not to overshadow the human.

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Myanmar

Myanmar

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Molly Universe
Community Member
2 years ago

That gold really looks good on him.

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#23

Chile

Chile

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Lulik
Community Member
2 years ago

I think he's missing some spear or something...?

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Togo

Togo

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Tilly Jean
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2 years ago

For some reason I just thought of Eddie Murphy’s outfit in “Coming to America”

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China

China

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Finn Fickle
Community Member
2 years ago

This is Manchurian dress as opposed to Chinese dress - a Chinese Changshan would only have two splits, a Mandarin collar, and no hanging seal from the belt.

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Portugal

Portugal

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Sue Nissen Herdman
Community Member
2 years ago

Love this pic

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Malaysia

Malaysia

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Romadhoni Ririn
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like the traditional costume from Dayak Tribe.

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Poland

Poland

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Lulik
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2 years ago

Nie no, bez jaj...

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India

India

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Zelda Blue
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the material its very beautiful.

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Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

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October Ward
Community Member
2 years ago

Honestly, as a Puerto Rican. I think they did macrame but not with rope like that, and I also feel they got lazy with this. If this costume was made for like a contest. Lord forgive me, but its fucking terrible. And im kinda annoyed 😅

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Sweden

Sweden

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Marina Rios
Community Member
2 years ago

All thee dudes looking like actual gods and then poor Mr. Sweden.

Lulik
Community Member
2 years ago

Nah. Maybe not "poor" but like...uh... "Happy Mr. Sweden the Kindergarten Protector"? xD

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Joakim Utterhall
Community Member
2 years ago

This is actually not the correct one. This one is bought at a TOY STORE! This is ridiculous..

Lyop
Community Member
2 years ago

Aha!

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Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

This is the awful standardized Swedish national costume, in use since 1983. A truly bad exemple of mindless one-type-for-all think. This particular one, however, is a poorly made cheap as can be dress-up version. Sweden has amazing folk costumes, with very big variations between different parts of the country. Please let me show you just one: http://folkcostume.blogspot.com/2014/03/mens-costume-of-leksand-dalarna-sweden.html

Electric Ed
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait. Wat? This is the REAL one? LOL! FINALLY! Something you do worse than us! (Greets from Finland!)

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Lazy Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Most of these guys look like gods or warriors and Mr Sweden just looks like an overly friendly real estate agent

Janice Champkin
Community Member
2 years ago

not a fan of the costume but what a beautiful smile, he looks like a very handsome and kind man.

Catherine Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

He should have worn a Viking/Norseman Costume, to compete with the other warriors.

Monika Soffronow
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

This is an awful example of "let's do something standardized and bland that everybody can use"-think that you sometimes get in Sweden. Sverigedräkten has been the established National Costume since 1983 only (https://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sverigedr%C3%A4kten). This is "lagom" used as a cultural sledgehammer. Let me show you just one example of the very many beautiful traditional men's costumes http://folkcostume.blogspot.com/2014/03/mens-costume-of-leksand-dalarna-sweden.html

Pauliina Painilainen
Community Member
2 years ago

What? This is official? I know you have awesome folk costumes like us (I'm Finnish).

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Zelda Blue
Community Member
2 years ago

After all of the other fierce, war like, I can defend my people costumes, this one say "make love not war"

SirPatTheCat
Community Member
2 years ago

If this dude was a video game boss should I be worried because maybe he doesn’t need fancy clothes to flaunt his power and is the strongest one out of them all?

Deborah Brink
Community Member
2 years ago

I get a very strong Vault Boy vibe from this crappy take on the Sverigedrakten (sorry, my laptop keyboard won't let me umlaut).

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Amanda Gray
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh dear

Maria Rohlen
Community Member
2 years ago

This isn't a national costume from Sweden, it's a made up costume.

Christoffer Rydström
Community Member
2 years ago

It has been the national costume for Sweden for 117 years... Look up "Sverigedräkten"

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Kernan Coleman
Community Member
2 years ago

If Mr. Egypt is all sexy Amon Ra, shouldn't Mr. Sweden be more sexy viking?

Tor Rolf Strøm
Community Member
2 years ago

In which game is this scary guy a boss?

Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait for it. This is not his final transformation. ♥

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Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

As a model, this poor man defends his costume very well and he has a bright smile.

Brittany Megan Taylor
Community Member
2 years ago

Mr.sweden is the kind of dude I'd be down to fingerpaint and make play-doh snakes with :)

Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my. You just have to smile with this one. He is rocking this outfit.

Esca Sav
Community Member
2 years ago

Imagine you play a hardcore video game (like Dark Souls) and HE'S the last boss

Natalia Batista
Community Member
2 years ago

HAHAHA, this is a costume from a party boutique! https://www.partykungen.se/sverigedrakt-man-maskeraddrakt.html Seriously! The other guys got the museum outfits, and this poor dude got a mocking Halloween outfit! XD

Rachel Selbe
Community Member
2 years ago

How hot is this guy that he still looks good wearing that?

Minecraft Popstar
Community Member
2 years ago

Let's make this number one! So when people scroll through they see this right on top where it belongs- XD

Pauliina Painilainen
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so awful. Swedes do have actual Folk costumes and reconstructed dresses from the Viking Age. My eyes hurt.

Lisa Johannesson
Community Member
2 years ago

*sigh* our costumes suck. Doesn't really matter where in the country, it's just...like a weird ice cream salesman

Sassy Angel
Community Member
2 years ago

lol

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Casandra MacAlan
Community Member
2 years ago

Love how he's smiling!

Ren Bernasconi
Community Member
2 years ago

Should’ve dressed as a Viking.

Angelique Aupperlée
Community Member
2 years ago

A viking outfit would have been better

Dax
Community Member
2 years ago

He wins for best dimples tho!

Slune
Community Member
2 years ago

Bad....but looks eco friendly and ready to save the climate.

Krystin Todd
Community Member
2 years ago

which of these things is not like the other? LOL

Melissa Belding
Community Member
2 years ago

He doesn’t need an overly elaborate costume; those dimples carry the look. 😍😍😍

Mommyofboth
Community Member
2 years ago

He's got the cutest dimples though!!

Grazina Strolia
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my god I love this guy! I just want to HUG him! YES!!! Not defining masculinity through war or warlike apparel, but defining a gentleman who can rise above it!

Rachel Selbe
Community Member
2 years ago

How hot is this guy if he still looks good wearing that?

Lizzie Norris
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like such a nerd, bless his heart.

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like a happy individual.

Leo Fragoso
Community Member
2 years ago

A video-game boss alright.....From Kirby, but still I love that game.

Edit Mag
Community Member
2 years ago

It's so strange. There doesn't seem to be any wool in the fabrics and that isn't a vest. It's a sewed shirt-vest or something. It's not embroyderies, it's painted flower. It's like a costume from a gift shop, none of the handicrafted good stuff. But you know... That's swedish national pride in a nutshell. The guy is swell though.

Yvonne Cruz
Community Member
2 years ago

What if he made it himself, lol

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Chantal LeBlanc
Community Member
2 years ago

Why not dress him as Viking? Wouldn't the represent better...

Felicia Dale
Community Member
2 years ago

Aw! What a darling!

Susan Westmoreland
Community Member
2 years ago

All the cool kids got to pick their costumes. This guys mom made his by hand.

mr toto
Community Member
2 years ago

hahaha, the odd one out

Lynne Harbison
Community Member
1 year ago

Casino employee??

Laurence Laveau
Community Member
2 years ago

Swedish Bilbo Baggins

Pernilla Elander
Community Member
2 years ago

This is not how the Swedish national costume looks like 🤣 it's seriously a masquerade costume for $49, how incredibly lame.

Euaggelos Stampolis
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like ikea

Jonathan Shoemaker
Community Member
2 years ago

Swedens Official Outfit is a Hotel Manager

Hans Ranum
Community Member
2 years ago

Talk about missed opportunity Sweden. Could be awesome Viking, but nah, lets do dainty mommys boy. Leave it to the Danes I guess.

Robert Sundell
Community Member
2 years ago

Other countries picks outfits from 1000-4000 years ago and Sweden picks this? we had the vikings???

Kathleen Bailey
Community Member
2 years ago

I feel like he Missed the memo....🤔

Ilse Emrén
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2 years ago

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Kendra Ke
Community Member
2 years ago

Good looking man (are there any bad looking Swedes?), but this costume is horrible!

Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, not so much a video game boss on this one, lol. Dude got robbed on costumes.

Mack-doodle
Community Member
2 years ago

Its adorable

Gemma Lees
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like he's the lead in a preschool programme about gardening.

Christiana Kmecheck
Community Member
2 years ago

Every other man looks like a warrior god or the next ruler of the universe, and then there's Sweden... 😆 ❤️

Undīne Uzulēna
Community Member
2 years ago

This costume doesn't seem to be accurate for any of he pieces. It's more like a parody of what an American person thinks a swede would look like.

Mo Poppins
Community Member
2 years ago

"Hi, my name is Swen, and I'm your waiter for tonight."

Juliana Bimbatti Botros
Community Member
2 years ago

The there’s the IKEA employee....

Kimberly Bogovich-Noble
Community Member
2 years ago

Very disappointed, where the hot cocoa?

Aneese
Community Member
2 years ago

Sweden's version of Mr. Rogers.

Roxanna Fasting
Community Member
2 years ago

They could at least have given him a REAL folk costume rather than that cheap printed shit they found somewhere on Wish DX No wonder he looks so awkward! And what have they done to his hair!?

Brenda Owens
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor Sweden my butt, they’ve escaped almost every war.what ever they’re doing, we need to learn.

Roxanna Fasting
Community Member
2 years ago

BWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA!! You'll have you excuse me, but you clearly have NO idea how many wars we've dabbled in! XD https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_wars_involving_Sweden

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Ana M
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my God, any Swedish man is like a viking and then is him. With all the costumes he can wear he wore these boy's costume.

Migue Avendaño
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks so fresh and aythentic. Love this outfit

Sue Alvim
Community Member
2 years ago

😂😂😂😂 good dressed to gay parade. Loved the warrios above. Portugal also not sexy.

Linda Robinett
Community Member
2 years ago

There were Swedish Vikings, others went for historical costumes, this looks too modern.

Birma Gustafsson
Community Member
2 years ago

They should have used a sapmi dress, they're beautiful, very masculine, and has the bling to go with it!!

Ms E
Community Member
2 years ago

Uhm this is not the correct one :(

Sophia Trinh
Community Member
2 years ago

The dimple though XD

Izrahel King
Community Member
2 years ago

oooowww Sweden just turned this post from incredible to a funny one ! lol way to end the story post 👍

Shelley Kapach
Community Member
2 years ago

He has a girlie-man vest!

aiyshag
Community Member
2 years ago

is he the only one smiling?

Roxanna Fasting
Community Member
2 years ago

Because if you don't laugh you cry and I think this poor guy probably laughed quite hard when he saw what he was about to wear for this photoshoot.

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Annika Lindström Mårtensson
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my, there are so many fantastic traditional costyms in Sweden but this is NOT one of them, the dress looks like something the cat dragd in.

Rune Tensai
Community Member
2 years ago

what culture is this?

Christine Marks
Community Member
2 years ago

Should have done a hot Viking.

Cissy Fountaneaux
Community Member
2 years ago

Tip toe through the tulips vibe🤣🤣

Alison Grosso
Community Member
2 years ago

another smiler - yes!

Amanda Lynne Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, isn't he just precious? LOL

Karla Freeman
Community Member
2 years ago

I think he looks wonderful. Swedes are awesome, celebrate you!

Christine Cassidy
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like he works at Disney.

Hali Cespedes-Chorin
Community Member
2 years ago

Could’ve done Viking? But he looks Scandinavian Nice, so yeah. Ja.

Deepak Subramony
Community Member
2 years ago

The flowers are a very sweet touch. Nice smile too.

Cindy Sutherland Young
Community Member
2 years ago

He proudly sports the swedish attire how dare you judge. Poor Mr. Sweden ?

Natalie N
Community Member
2 years ago

"And now we present you with the Swedish version of Mr. Rogers!"

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh for goodness sakes.. white daisies? Good colour combination but too twee.

Mutia Suri
Community Member
2 years ago

I kinda wish his clothes would be like what I saw from Midsommar lol

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh dear!

Zombot95
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought they gonna put vikings costume

Deborah Taylor
Community Member
2 years ago

Cute guy, fire the jerk that dressed him like Mr. Rogers!

Au Ja
Community Member
2 years ago

The outfit is like a Mr. Rogers for Sweden. Surely they could have come up with something from their beginnings that is better than this?

Lady Laura
Community Member
2 years ago

I love this!

Cilla Wyke
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so simplified when it could have been so beautiful. Probably made out of IKEA bags. No no no. /Swede

Ella K
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe should have used traditional costume from Sweden's bad-ass past.

Shoshana Sternlicht
Community Member
2 years ago

Sweden's national costume has a vest?

Juliet Shore
Community Member
2 years ago

What is with the fit on those pants? Are they pants, or just a bad photo?

Agatha Rodrigues
Community Member
2 years ago

He sells bibles

Kelly Rush
Community Member
2 years ago

Bill Nye the Science Guy cosplay? I mean, he's a SEXY Bill Nye, but that's my first thought.

Melissa Wyatt
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like Michael Wilding.

Barbara Como
Community Member
2 years ago

Sweden gets my vote

OffKeySinger
Community Member
2 years ago

Those dimples tho!

Muniza Tariq
Community Member
2 years ago

Shabby!

Regina Ali
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the innocuous looking ones you have to watch out for the most.

Pam Dunn
Community Member
2 years ago

doesn't look like a Swedish costume at all

Franziska Pelzner
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh come on... The Vikings???

James Rante
Community Member
2 years ago

OMFG...

PjandBolt
Community Member
2 years ago

WHAT?!

Bucho Rodenberger
Community Member
2 years ago

Dude looks like the door greeter at every entrance to Sweden.

Sylvia Valentin
Community Member
2 years ago

That's his face while staring at all others at the photoshoot.

空の夢
Community Member
2 years ago

so cute cheek dimples!

Ula
Community Member
2 years ago

This costume looks cheap next to the other ones.

ispeak catanese
Community Member
2 years ago

Nah, if you want cheap look at what they forced on my Puerto Rican guy. 👎

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 years ago

that's where my grandma's curtains went!

Kevin Donegan
Community Member
2 years ago

His attire leaves a lot to be desired.

Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

his face does not

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Sue Nissen Herdman
Community Member
2 years ago

He's perfect

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2 years ago

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Valerie Lessard
Community Member
2 years ago

all those elaborate, cultural masterpieces...and then there's sweden

Shart
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow did he rob mister rogers closet

Barbara Schaecher
Community Member
2 years ago

What a jerk.

Karina Patino
Community Member
2 years ago

Hmm did he not get the memo ?

Karina Patino
Community Member
2 years ago

Did he not get the memo

Charles Lewis
Community Member
2 years ago

Cute

Shari Pierre
Community Member
2 years ago

This guy is serving you the bomb tea, and host the best parties. Lolol (just kidding!) His costume makes me think the country is very friendly😊😊 It's very welcoming

Johnnee
Community Member
2 years ago

That costume does look Swedish but also quite cheap made.

Caroline
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Stolt svensk! I love our traditional costume, simple and sweet. Why am I getting downvoted? ^^'

Un Eteronef Amor y Cohetes
Community Member
2 years ago

Another dork

Chicken Pox
Community Member
2 years ago

Pewdiepie should represent Sweden! :)

Bucho Rodenberger
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2 years ago

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Chelsie Rachal
Community Member
2 years ago

Or! This is actually the sexiest one because it it literally made out of bed sheets lol

Suzanne Storms
Community Member
2 years ago

Those are unfortunate pants

Coco
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2 years ago

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Nigeria

Nigeria

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