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!

More info: missosology.org | Instagram | Facebook

#1

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Missosology Report

mummy pig
Community Member
2 years ago

Just WOW

View More Replies...
View more comments
#2

Mexico

Mexico

Missosology Report

Slinkman
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#3

Panama

Panama

Missosology Report

mummy pig
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the fact that he is actually smiling😊

View More Replies...
View more comments
#4

Indonesia

Indonesia

Missosology Report

Zelda Blue
Community Member
2 years ago

I wonder how much all that weighs?

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Haiti

Haiti

Missosology Report

TrashPandaru
Community Member
2 years ago

That blue looks so good on his skintone

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Japan

Japan

Missosology Report

Shart
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow thats bad ass

View More Replies...
View more comments
#7

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Missosology Report

Tilly Jean
Community Member
2 years ago

Those thigh muscles though.....

View more comments
#8

South Africa

South Africa

Missosology Report

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#9

Tunisia

Tunisia

Missosology Report

Carolinapearl
Community Member
2 years ago

He's a nice looking man.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#10

Guam

Guam

Missosology Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 years ago

that's Victoria's angel in all his glory

View More Replies...
View more comments
#11

Korea

Korea

Missosology Report

NanZ
Community Member
2 years ago

Simple but stunning

View more comments
#12

Thailand

Thailand

Missosology Report

NanZ
Community Member
2 years ago

So intricate

View More Replies...
View more comments
#13

Spain

Spain

Missosology Report

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#14

Vietnam

Vietnam

Missosology Report

Anna Salord
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#15

Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Missosology Report

Dilly Millandry
Community Member
2 years ago

I really like this costume.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#16

Laos

Laos

Missosology Report

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.

View more comments
#17

Philippines

Philippines

Missosology Report

Zelda Blue
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Peru

Peru

Missosology Report

Carolinapearl
Community Member
2 years ago

Headdress looks VERY heavy

View More Replies...
View more comments
#19

Egypt

Egypt

Missosology Report

Susan Westmoreland
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks stoned

View More Replies...
View more comments
#20

Taiwan

Taiwan

Missosology Report

Shari Pierre
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#21

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Missosology Report

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#22

Myanmar

Myanmar

Missosology Report

Molly Universe
Community Member
2 years ago

That gold really looks good on him.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#23

Chile

Chile

Missosology Report

Lulik
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#24

Togo

Togo

Missosology Report

Tilly Jean
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#25

China

China

Missosology Report

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#26

Portugal

Portugal

Missosology Report

Sue Nissen Herdman
Community Member
2 years ago

Love this pic

View more comments
#27

Malaysia

Malaysia

Missosology Report

Romadhoni Ririn
Community Member
2 years ago

It looks like the traditional costume from Dayak Tribe.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#28

Poland

Poland

Missosology Report

Lulik
Community Member
2 years ago

Nie no, bez jaj...

View More Replies...
View more comments
#29

India

India

Missosology Report

Zelda Blue
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the material its very beautiful.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#30

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Missosology Report

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 😅

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#31

Sweden

Sweden

Missosology Report

Marina Rios
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#32

Nigeria

Nigeria

Missosology Report

MagicalUnicorn
Community Member
2 years ago

dude must have smoked with Mr. Egypt :D

View More Replies...
View more comments
#33

Nepal

Nepal

Missosology Report

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#34

Brazil

Brazil

Missosology Report

Suzanne Storms
Community Member
2 years ago

He has Chile’s spear

View More Replies...
View more comments
#35

Cuba

Cuba

Missosology Report

Luuk Eegdeman
Community Member
2 years ago

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

View More Replies...
View more comments
#36

Switzerland

Switzerland

Missosology Report

Coco
Community Member
2 years ago

wtf

Abby Sirhi
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a human first aid kit

Load More Replies...
toldyouso
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm from switzerland and this guy with its outfit sure disappointed me. Its not like we dont have swiss clothes which represent out country but this? This is just a freaking cape...

Joseph Murphy
Community Member
2 years ago

the real question you should be asking is 'is this all that he is wearing?'

Load More Replies...
Johnnee
Community Member
2 years ago

Last minute attempt when you're invited to a costume party.

RitaGG
Community Member
2 years ago

It was either that or a T-shirt that says "I'm neutral".

Load More Replies...
Diana
Community Member
2 years ago

He's a Swiss army knife. Wait till he shows you his blade.

Steve Onyx
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL!

Load More Replies...
Jessie Cooper
Community Member
2 years ago

His stylist got stoned with Mr. Egypt and Mr. Nigeria and passed out.

Nate Duran
Community Member
2 years ago

🤣😄😂

Load More Replies...
OffKeySinger
Community Member
2 years ago

He's that guy, night before the big class project is due, that glued a bunch of popsicle sticks together and called it good.

Morgan White
Community Member
2 years ago

The robe is just covering up the Swiss National Sauna Uniform...

Anli
Community Member
2 years ago

Best comment I've come across so far.

Load More Replies...
Chicken Pox
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like he's going for a boxing match

Lisa Weibel
Community Member
2 years ago

Lool i looked foreward to this... And i got this. It is not like we Dont have traditional wear. Sweden and cuba were a Lot better than this flag....

Robert Robi Z
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think he is wearing a national costume, except if they wear flags in Switzerland instead of costumes. This looks like a boxer before a match. Not like it at all.

Ashley Galyen
Community Member
2 years ago

He's a hybrid class Boxer-Medic! If you aren't a good patient he will knock you out cold!

mr toto
Community Member
2 years ago

Really? A Swiss flag robe?? :D that's clever as hell XD

Ashley Galyen
Community Member
2 years ago

Since they only pictured his upper body, I'm now wondering if it's a swimmer's robe.

Load More Replies...
Steve Onyx
Community Member
2 years ago

Very funny comments in here. I'm dying. :D

Цогтгэрэл Гантөмөр
Community Member
2 years ago

Your comment is the funniest comment here.

Load More Replies...
Tanya Kumar
Community Member
2 years ago

The costumers realize at the last minute that they left him naked and drape a flag on him :’D

Nicky Harrison
Community Member
2 years ago

I do feel there should be lederhosen

Thomas Raemy
Community Member
2 years ago

you guys were missing school, or is your school system this bad? lederhosen is not at all swiss. it's for germany or austria. but anyway, all the same for you. it's out of USA...

Load More Replies...
Marley Lennon
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s a cape..? It’s a flag..? Oh, I get it now. It’s just a dude who’s been hanging around with Egypt and Nigeria.

Carolina Marshall
Community Member
2 years ago

I said no capes ,

Jason Merkel
Community Member
2 years ago

He's here to deliver first aid i believe.

Tilly Jean
Community Member
2 years ago

Next opponent of The Italian Stallion?

Rattle Battlesnake
Community Member
2 years ago

nope.

chrisgun
Community Member
2 years ago

swiss dracula.. just no

Lisa Johannesson
Community Member
2 years ago

Nice flag, but where is the costume?

Ula
Community Member
2 years ago

A cape from coop?

Suzanne Storms
Community Member
2 years ago

Exactly WTF

Aneese
Community Member
2 years ago

Opening Go Fund Me account for purchase of travel steamer.

Kelly Meharry
Community Member
2 years ago

Super Nurse

Bill phillips
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Well, at least his cloak would be easily spotted by a rescue plane if he were stranded in the Swiss Alps😐

Anu Vakarian
Community Member
2 years ago

Is Boxing Swiss culture...? 👀💧

Cheppy Zoraya
Community Member
2 years ago

Is he a boxing athlete?

Joeshar
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like an outfit of Swiss pro wrestler

Matthew Litwin
Community Member
2 years ago

Having him dressed up as a Swiss Army knife would have been less ridiculous.

TiaCalenture
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought he was

Load More Replies...
Audrey Ferguson
Community Member
2 years ago

Too good looking to put in the effort

Friedlander Rosenzweig
Community Member
2 years ago

And in this corner, weighing in at ne hundred and ninety pounds...

Nicholas McShane
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, the cape is a big plus

Kristine Phillips
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like a wrestler.

B.g. Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

All it is, is a cape? Is he naked?

Annemarie van der Westhuysen
Community Member
2 years ago

Really? No embroidered edelweiss??

Lynne Harbison
Community Member
1 year ago

Red Cross worker?

Shinomi Chan
Community Member
1 year ago

Gives off a wrestler vibe to me

InternationalPanda
Community Member
1 year ago

Is he not wearing anything else?! How vulgar!

Ryan Nguyen
Community Member
2 years ago

Daddy 😍😍😍

Monika Maier
Community Member
2 years ago

sorry, but thats bs.

Marianne Knuit
Community Member
2 years ago

Where’s the “lederhosen”?😂

fatalsoy
Community Member
2 years ago

the picture on the left looks like something that I'd wear to bed

John Warnock
Community Member
2 years ago

Seeing a lot of fellow Swiss people speaking out... Personally my Canton had native dress, this designer really did his model a disservice, so many of the other costumes said so much about where they came from, could you imagine if all the cultures were just represented by a naked guy in their flag?

Adeoba Adebayo
Community Member
2 years ago

This is not inspiring at all!

Jules Marten-Feldmann
Community Member
2 years ago

This isn't a costume, this is a flag. What the heck? Switzerland's has some great national costume. This is sad

Mack-doodle
Community Member
2 years ago

Is he wearing anything else, cause damn.

Gemma Lees
Community Member
2 years ago

The cape's a big plus.

BG Rey
Community Member
2 years ago

Ready to enter the ring

Christiana Kmecheck
Community Member
2 years ago

So... is the rest of him naked?

Barbara Schaecher
Community Member
2 years ago

No.

Thomas Raemy
Community Member
2 years ago

besides the swiss flag, this has nothing to do with swiss. really nothing...

Kimberly Bogovich-Noble
Community Member
2 years ago

What is this??

Ara Driscoll
Community Member
2 years ago

Switzerland just gets a boxing robe?

Cory Kaschel
Community Member
2 years ago

Is he naked under the cape?

Craymoss
Community Member
2 years ago

At least its not Superman......

Ana M
Community Member
2 years ago

Is he a boxer?

Dax
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like they tried for a vampire cape. At least it's not the worst (looking at you USA...)

Linda Robinett
Community Member
2 years ago

He did not try. There are beautiful traditional costumes in all the Germanic countries.

Jen Berquet
Community Member
2 years ago

How is this Swiss other than draping a hot guy in their flag?

Ale_Vidal23
Community Member
2 years ago

so lame, Jesus, i live in switzerland and it's exactly what i expected...

Cissy Fountaneaux
Community Member
2 years ago

A tent made into a shabby cape. So much for style

Slune
Community Member
2 years ago

Not to much creativity in this country. He could have wear chocolate undies and cheese socks.

Аля Коломієць
Community Member
2 years ago

Haha, is it a national costume?)))

Karla Freeman
Community Member
2 years ago

In spite of the costume, he is a cutie and has amazing pecs!

Megan Wohlwend
Community Member
2 years ago

He’s dressed up like a Swiss 5 franc coin.

Jordan Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

Is he... Is he not wearing anything else?

Susan Mesick
Community Member
2 years ago

I think he's supposed to be at the boxing match next door

Siddharth Brave
Community Member
2 years ago

Lmao and I thought Switzerland was a rich country 🤣🤣

Siddharth Brave
Community Member
2 years ago

Lmao

Nancy Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

Lame. A flag is NOT a national costume.

Deepak Subramony
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like he is related to Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Furio Detti
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that a tradizional costume? Oh swiss are like Superman!!!

Bradley Correia
Community Member
2 years ago

He looks like he is a boxer.

Mi Qa
Community Member
2 years ago

A native costume? This? Why not take the Appenzeller Tracht or something! Who did the research? Now that I've seen this I can't believe the other "native" costumes.🤦‍♀️

Lili Muthemba
Community Member
2 years ago

huh?

Cybele Spanjaard
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, this is a nice cape, somewhat medical looking (reversed colours). Or the flag with a hood?

Kathleen Barlow
Community Member
2 years ago

So, is their national costume just a cloak? No other clothes?

Ola Polowczyk
Community Member
2 years ago

"Eye of the Tiger" playing in the background

Michelle Muirhead
Community Member
2 years ago

Seriously? This their interpretation of some sort of iconic national dress?

Tarryn Louise
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that it?

Catherine Stuckey
Community Member
2 years ago

Wow, totally phoned this in.

hungergames
Community Member
2 years ago

is it bad I immediately thought of batman

Poppy-Alice Sylvian
Community Member
2 years ago

Red gown on naked body?

TiaCalenture
Community Member
2 years ago

No capes!!!

B.E. Miller
Community Member
2 years ago

Is he nekkid underneath? (Because I hear a rumor y'all Swiss go naked sometimes.) (Okay, I'm only mostly joking.)

Sofia Buob
Community Member
2 years ago

i'm Swiss. this costume is a bit boring. just like my country lol

Analyn Lahr
Community Member
2 years ago

The hell Switzerland? This is not your native costume. Why's he dressed like a boxer?

Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
2 years ago

Wait what?

Sandra West
Community Member
2 years ago

Mr. Switzerland looks sad.

Ren
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a huge disappointment we have gorgeous traditional wear, and we get a... cape

Ren
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm really disappointed we have such gorgeous traditional wear and this is what we get...

Ella K
Community Member
2 years ago

Swiss boxing vampire?

TiaCalenture
Community Member
2 years ago

Swiss boxing first aide vampire superhero!

Load More Replies...
Brooke White
Community Member
2 years ago

sure the "national costume" of switzerland is "naked in teh flag". I have seen this on the streets of Luzern ever day... wtf?

Arnlaug Bøe
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think this qualifies as a traditional national costume. :D

Joanna Parker
Community Member
2 years ago

Disappointing

Mieke Vervloet
Community Member
2 years ago

So in Switzerland they wear flags, lol...priceless.

SushilKumar Gupta
Community Member
2 years ago

🤣🤣🤣 I think their model six pack was lost with their original costumes

Kernan Coleman
Community Member
2 years ago

The Hooded Helvetican strikes again!

Mirnie
Community Member
2 years ago

This makes no sense.

LeilaM Hogan60
Community Member
2 years ago

yeah rlly

Felicia Dale
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh, well...

Eniko Bata
Community Member
2 years ago

🤨❓

Susatyo Adi
Community Member
2 years ago

Swiss Guard uniform is better.

Alina Rotaru
Community Member
2 years ago

That a national costume?...

Amanda Gray
Community Member
2 years ago

Bloody poor effort

Larissa Helena
Community Member
2 years ago

laziest of the lazies

Jennifer Rapp
Community Member
2 years ago

Someone got way too lazy with this.

toldyouso
Community Member
2 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Also i dont find him even gorgeous. Our bachelors are even more beautiful than this man....

Lola
Community Member
2 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

The back is nice, but the front is gorgeous.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#37

USA

USA

Missosology Report

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.

View More Replies...
View more comments