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

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

Japan

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Shart
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2 years ago

Wow thats bad ass

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Dominican Republic

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

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

Korea

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NanZ
Community Member
2 years ago

Simple but stunning

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Thailand

Thailand

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NanZ
Community Member
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
Community Member
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

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
Community Member
2 years ago

Headdress looks VERY heavy

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Egypt

Egypt

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Susan Westmoreland
Community Member
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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#21

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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#24

Togo

Togo

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Tilly Jean
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.

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Nigeria

Nigeria

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MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 years ago

dude must have smoked with Mr. Egypt :D

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Nepal

Nepal

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Momo Skarsgård
Community Member
2 years ago

Why does it look like they just took it out the suitcase and put it on? Geez they should carry a travel steamer.

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Brazil

Brazil

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Suzanne Storms
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2 years ago

He has Chile’s spear

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Cuba

Cuba

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Luuk Eegdeman
Community Member
2 years ago

All these customs are gorgeous and then you have mister Cuba... Poor poor mister Cuba

Nadine Nerinckx
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks more like a cheap captain America to me

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Tom Hardeveld
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

"My name is Cuba Pete, I'm the king of the Rumba Beat..."

Anu Vakarian
Community Member
2 years ago

OHHHH NOOOOO 😂😂😂💀

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Louise B
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet Mr Sweden would still be willing to trade outfits

Theodora Sarid
Community Member
2 years ago

That is not the National Clothing of Cuba. The national clothes for a man in Cuba is an Embroidered Guayabera made of white linen matching a straight shaped pants, straw hat and red silk handkerchief tied in the neck as a simple scarf. Thats the cuban mens national attire. This photo is a joke and very dishonoring of cuban traditions.

Selma Galev
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like a cross of Carmen Miranda and Captain America. LOL

luis villasenor
Community Member
2 years ago

Lmao

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Cristina Steele
Community Member
2 years ago

Mr. Cuba looks like the opening night act at the Copa Cabana.

Zelda Blue
Community Member
2 years ago

This one falls under the category of "just say no"

Larissa Helena
Community Member
2 years ago

No offense, but it looks like he just came from performing in the circus.

Theodora Sarid
Community Member
2 years ago

agree and this is not the Cuban National Clothes. This is a cheap cabaret outfit for a gay dancer.

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My O My
Community Member
2 years ago

Makes me think of The Mask

Iva Kazalova
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg i immediately started singing to myself i’m mister Cuban Pete, I’m king of the Rumba beat, it goes like chikiboom chikchikiboom chikchikchikiboom

Jennyne
Community Member
2 years ago

YAS!!!! Me to!!!

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Theodora Sarid
Community Member
2 years ago

No one in Cuba dress like that. This is a cheap cabaret dancer from a century ago. No one wear a hat like that in Cuba. I will also let all know that the Constitution of Cuba do not allow the use of the national flag in clothing, it is very disrespectful. I am Cuban.

Mad Haberdasheress
Community Member
2 years ago

Ohhh. . .oh honey, nooo, lol.

Suzanne Storms
Community Member
2 years ago

Even the silver star is off

Amy Kathryn Pledger
Community Member
2 years ago

he just looks so happy in those ruffles 😍

Ana Arena
Community Member
2 years ago

Why? Just why? He's Hot but you cant notice!

Jennifer Rapp
Community Member
2 years ago

He is a hottie.

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Pepper Pots
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like a poor mans captain america lol

Anu Vakarian
Community Member
2 years ago

🎵I I I I I I like you veeery much! IyiyiyiyiyI think you're grand! 🎶

Miss Cris
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks ike a superhero!!! A Joker's friend?

Lynne Harbison
Community Member
1 year ago

Balls on his head??? 🤣🤣🤣

Isa Delgado
Community Member
1 year ago

No puedo con las maracas....

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

So much.. RUFFLES! (could be more tho)

Rosario White
Community Member
1 year ago

Where’s the mask I feel like he wore this once but other that. I like it do you.

Nancy Borock Ami
Community Member
1 year ago

My first thought was "Desi Arnaz"? Someone has some splaining to do! He's cute tho!

InternationalPanda
Community Member
1 year ago

A bit too garish and ostentatious, frilly, not to mention, very original.

Vivian Ingram
Community Member
2 years ago

Is it just me or in captain America costume (chest) kind of a match for this?

Dawn Ours
Community Member
2 years ago

capt. America ? wild weekend eh Cap?

Lisa Adkison-Weaver
Community Member
2 years ago

Sashay away

Mack-doodle
Community Member
2 years ago

Bit psychotic looking... and DoNT get me started on the costume, even Mr. Sweden had it better.

Victoria Sneathen
Community Member
2 years ago

Captain America doing “Copa Cabana “ at the Avengers talent show?

Victoria Sneathen
Community Member
2 years ago

Captain America singing Copa Cabana?

Megan Macek
Community Member
2 years ago

This looks like an outfit meant for a drag queen.

Calie Rodriguez
Community Member
2 years ago

Who ever picked this outfit obviously hates Cubans...this outfit hurts my soul

BG Rey
Community Member
2 years ago

Trying to look like captain America in sequins

Reine Watson
Community Member
2 years ago

The bad thing is that a lot of these countries have no money. Most of these pictures are what people think they wear and they don't. Mostof the people in Cuba are very very poor. They live off $10-$20 dollars a month. Most of these pictures are very idealized.

Christiana Kmecheck
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't know why, but I'm getting Michael Jackson vibes from this one.

Barbara Schaecher
Community Member
2 years ago

Are you kidding me?

Mo Poppins
Community Member
2 years ago

Pierot.

Sua Coghi
Community Member
2 years ago

And I thought Mr Sweden had it bad..

Farah Fatiny Hassani
Community Member
2 years ago

Nooooo 🤮🤮

Cory Kaschel
Community Member
2 years ago

Captain America’s flamboyant cousin

Ana M
Community Member
2 years ago

And then is Cuba. What the ........

Ojberretta Berretta
Community Member
2 years ago

this is literally how gringos seen latinos till he 60s

Ling Sing
Community Member
2 years ago

more look like captain America costume

Dax
Community Member
2 years ago

I freaking love how happy he looks.

Jen Berquet
Community Member
2 years ago

Welp.... It's sparkly and ruffley. So... there's that...

Carol Ann Brusven
Community Member
2 years ago

It reminds me of Desi Arnaz (from I Love Lucy) when he performs in his club. I love the sleeves!

Cissy Fountaneaux
Community Member
2 years ago

Senor Carmen Miranda 🤣

Gladys Marlenys Quesada
Community Member
2 years ago

I´m a Cuban and I feel really misrepresented

Amanda Lynne Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a Pride version of Captain America. Bleh!

Karla Freeman
Community Member
2 years ago

The costume is amazing and represents the culture. Love it.

Brain Jiverson
Community Member
2 years ago

Cuba needs to tone it down a bit

Mishimoqua
Community Member
2 years ago

Designer: Either it is this costume nor no costume at all. Mr. Cuba: No costume at all! No costume at all!

Susan Mesick
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like Captain America crashed into a Flamenco dancer

Lara Harris
Community Member
2 years ago

Oooh... The hat head thing.. nooo... noooo

Zoraida Espinoza
Community Member
2 years ago

Omg what happened to Mr. Cuba!!

Deepak Subramony
Community Member
2 years ago

Poor thing. Imagine being forced to wear that.

Bradley Correia
Community Member
2 years ago

Reminds me of that scene in The Mask where all the cops were dancing unwillingly, though I thought that was mexican culture with the maracas at the time.

Suzanna Hernandez
Community Member
2 years ago

Cuba looks like he came to party and I am kind of loving it...fun look!

Jon Wong
Community Member
2 years ago

immediately reminds me of Pepsi

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
2 years ago

UM!! Another girle thing., oh those frills on a cute guy? The balls on his hat are a bit ludicrous

Fajar Kurniawan
Community Member
2 years ago

Captain Cuba

Zombot95
Community Member
2 years ago

He look likes jojo enemy, thats awesome

Nur Amirah W
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait, is that captain America's top?

Naomi Cline
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a costume from a Cat in the Hat production.

Deborah Taylor
Community Member
2 years ago

Refuse to sport the unibrow!

Zorro's Mama
Community Member
2 years ago

Up voting as a Mr. Congeniality vote.

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
2 years ago

What happened here... o.O

Gao Rowan
Community Member
2 years ago

Why’s Cuba getting so much hate when glitz and frills are such an integral part of Cuban celebration 😭 I love the sense of energy and joy he’s presenting you go Mr Cuba!

Mateusz Trzaskowski
Community Member
2 years ago

Captain America?

Tara
Community Member
2 years ago

Mister Carnival Man

Kate Priestley
Community Member
2 years ago

Ballsy hat!

Eevastiina Tuominen
Community Member
2 years ago

This reminds me of The Mask, when Jim Carrey was making everyone dance when he was surrounded by police.

Karina Patino
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh man

Lalo Vidals
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe he did his costume himself!

Hannah Hartley
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought it would be USA for a second with all the red, white, blue, and stars.

Lisa Johannesson
Community Member
2 years ago

I feel like someone somewhere is missing a pompom

Shari Pierre
Community Member
2 years ago

Dude looks like a super hero! All jokes aside it appears the costume shows the Latin roots of the country, but went extra to show the uniqueness of the PR people. This costume screams, "Don't confuse us with other Latin culture. We are Puerto Rico!"

Luuk Eegdeman
Community Member
2 years ago

This Cuba not Puerto Rico...

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Christoffer Hehehe
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this Captain Cuba perhaps?

Sylvia Valentin
Community Member
2 years ago

Me dejaron sin bolas. Ah, sí- las tengo acá en el sombrerito este.

ispeak catanese
Community Member
2 years ago

Jaaaa! Se las cortaron!!! Con ese turtleneck rojo tiene pinta de El Chapulín Cubano Colorado!

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Philippe Jespersen
Community Member
2 years ago

Cuba just outdid Spain and Sweden. 🤦🏻‍♂️

Mishimoqua
Community Member
2 years ago

Spain looks fine Brazil looks like a train wreck.

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空の夢
Community Member
2 years ago

what the xD

Peter Freeman
Community Member
2 years ago

Babaloo!

L Bird
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like stereotypical Ricky Ricardo

Sonny Russell
Community Member
2 years ago

wtf that outfit...so crap!

Momo Skarsgård
Community Member
2 years ago

I just don't know lol

Amanda Gray
Community Member
2 years ago

Ummm....looks like he got this from the joke shop fancy dress section

Felicia Dale
Community Member
2 years ago

Another adorable guy! But I have a thing against floofy sleeves. Not his fault!

Amanda Morris
Community Member
2 years ago

why do we have to hate on other people, ugh, all I see are backhanded compliments and all the sudden everyone is an expert, these people put a lot of work in to these, and frankly they look better than any of you haters would have done

Catlady6000
Community Member
2 years ago

Actually, most of the hate is for the costumes. It really feels like this was just sort of thrown together with little thought. The consensus seems to be "Oooooh myyyyy"

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Vicky Zar
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh my god... sorry for him

Meliisa Ao
Community Member
2 years ago

Not to offend, but he looks like he could be the winner of Mr. Gay World. 🤔

Theodora Sarid
Community Member
2 years ago

this is a costume of gay dancers in cheap cheap cabarets of Cuba. This is not national cuban clothes, this is a joke, a gay joke.

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Nicholas McShane
Community Member
2 years ago

If Captain America and Carmen Miranda ever got it together...

Shart
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2 years ago

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Wow..just wow cuba..like straight out of the closet and a big hellllo

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Switzerland

Switzerland

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Coco
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2 years ago

wtf

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USA

USA

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BlackestDawn
Community Member
2 years ago

While superman may be "native" to USA (its "birth" country) it is not "native" in the same way that all the other costumes are. I feel that using an indian (as in native american) would've been a much better choice.

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