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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mummy pig
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1 year ago

Just WOW

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Slinkman
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1 year ago (edited)

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

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mummy pig
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1 year ago

I love the fact that he is actually smiling😊

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Zelda Blue
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1 year ago

I wonder how much all that weighs?

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TrashPandaru
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1 year ago

That blue looks so good on his skintone

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Shart
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1 year ago

Wow thats bad ass

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Tilly Jean
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1 year ago

Those thigh muscles though.....

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Anton Swanepoel
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1 year 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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Carolinapearl
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1 year ago

He's a nice looking man.

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

that's Victoria's angel in all his glory

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NanZ
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1 year ago

Simple but stunning

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NanZ
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1 year ago

So intricate

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Ozacoter
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1 year 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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Anna Salord
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1 year ago

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

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Dilly Millandry
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1 year ago

I really like this costume.

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Shari Pierre
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1 year 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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Zelda Blue
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1 year ago

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

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Carolinapearl
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1 year ago

Headdress looks VERY heavy

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Susan Westmoreland
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1 year ago

He looks stoned

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Shari Pierre
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1 year ago

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

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D. Pitbull
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1 year 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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Molly Universe
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1 year ago

That gold really looks good on him.

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Lulik
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1 year ago

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

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Tilly Jean
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1 year ago

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

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Finn Fickle
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1 year 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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Sue Nissen Herdman
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1 year ago

Love this pic

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Romadhoni Ririn
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1 year ago

It looks like the traditional costume from Dayak Tribe.

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Lulik
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1 year ago

Nie no, bez jaj...

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Zelda Blue
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1 year ago

I love the material its very beautiful.

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October Ward
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1 year 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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Marina Rios
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1 year ago

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

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MagicalUnicorn
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1 year ago

dude must have smoked with Mr. Egypt :D

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Momo Skarsgård
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1 year 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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Suzanne Storms
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1 year ago

He has Chile’s spear

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Luuk Eegdeman
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1 year ago

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

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Coco
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1 year ago

wtf

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BlackestDawn
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1 year 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.

Aunt Messy
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1 year ago

Superman was designed in Canada by a Canadian artist. His creator didn't go to the States until years after the character was done. That is one EXTREMELY tacky costume. You'd think they could at least hide the stitching...and pick a model who could fill it out properly.

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Jennifer Shen
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1 year ago

are you serious? this is a joke right? At least do Capitan America.

Wolfie
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1 year ago

Yeesss ! I agree

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Dynein
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1 year ago

Nonono I hate this. Should have chosen cowboy, early settlers or native american.

Vicky Zar
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1 year ago

Yes! Cowboy would have been perfect

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mr toto
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1 year ago

Costume made in china

Arnlaug Bøe
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1 year ago

I assumed he made it himself. Or maybe his mother did.

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Tamara Kroonen
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1 year ago

Well....it sure depicts the megalomanian ambitions of the USA...

Matthew Litwin
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1 year ago

One man... saving the entire world from everything! The more I think about it, the more the dark joke makes sense.

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Jillian Player
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1 year ago (edited)

This must be a joke left till the very end. I thought all the others so fascinating. But I didn't know whether to laugh or get angry at the USA one . Especially since it was a Canadian who wrote the first Super Man. They should have just left USA out, just like they left Canada out.

Matthew Litwin
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1 year ago

If Superman was wearing a hat, that would have been Canada.

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Zelda Blue
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1 year ago

REALLY?? We get a freaking comic book character? Who picked this?

Sinthea Hunt
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1 year ago

A comic book character created in Canada🤦‍♀️

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Sarah
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1 year ago

I can't stop giggling at this! These were all so normal until..... Superman! Hahaha!!!

Smitin
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1 year ago

They were all so "normal"??? Really? There's nothing "normal" about any of these costumes. They're all fantastic, exaggerated, and way over the top. The Superman one just put perspective on everyone else. These costumes are not accurate representations of national dress - they are ridiculous parodies and the inclusion of Superman (half American/half Canadian) only proves that.

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Debbie Faircloth
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1 year ago

I was going to poke fun at Mr. Sweden (and still think it's hysterical) but then I scrolled to Mr. USA. Ugh.

Tammy Vickers
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1 year ago

Exactly!!

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Claudia R.
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1 year ago

Seriously? I dont even know where to start with this ridiculous get up. The dude looks like hes going to comic-con with his home made costume. If this is what Americans think "cultural representation" means then thats pretty sad. At worst he should have picked Captain America. SMH

Jordan Campbell
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1 year ago

Well it's not entirely his fault! Everyone else has had hundreds if not thousands of generations behind them of a culture that has been around for thousands of years... And then there's the United States of America. We either have Cowboys or Native Americans and we can't wear Native American clothes because it'd be offensive to the surviving tribes if the person wearing it doesn't have Native American blood! We have cowboys like I said, but that's such a stereotype that I also don't blame anyone who doesn't want to wear it. What else do we have? Revolutionary war? Uh, civil war? Pilgrims?! Honestly, it feels like the Native Costume category is ALWAYS stacked against us because as a society, America grew up too fast but at the same time is still trying to atone for the past. That doesn't mean I'm not getting sick of the Super Hero costume though...

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Tilly Jean
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1 year ago

WTAF? So much potential for indigenous traditional costume and you do this. SMH

Stephanie Peryton
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1 year ago

Unless he was Indigenous, it would not be appropriate to wear Indigenous clothing from any Nation. Also, many Indigenous people do not identify as US citizens because their nations predate the US and their lands were stolen from them.

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Wendy Brown
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1 year ago

A much better pic Native-Ame...ec68bb.jpg Native-American-5d8fa5bec68bb.jpg

aiyshag
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1 year ago

oh yes, this one is necessary........very much.

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Carol Jackson
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1 year ago

All countries use their national regalia, the USA uses a comic strip character invented in Canada. 🙄

Carol Emory
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1 year ago

wtf? Why is he dressed like Superman? That's not a native costume... SMH

Full Name
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1 year ago

You're shaking your head because he's not dressed up like one of several different historical choices they could've made? Why did it have to be native? I think that would've been dumb because a wild west cowboy represents America, whereas native head dress would represent natives only.

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Jennifer Shen
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1 year ago

Wow.......you can't be serious. At least do Capitan America.

queen...<3
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1 year ago

why did he dress as Superman though?

Rosa Ines
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1 year ago

Superman is a krytonian immigrant. Also, a drawing.

Tami Bogatiuk
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1 year ago

OMG.....NO!! NO!! NO!!! Seriously??? Jesus, USA....FFS!!

Zenozenobee
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1 year ago

Oh, come one, superman learnt to put is undies under his pants now!

panda_legerdemain
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1 year ago

Why? Aren’t there native tribes there?

Katherine Parritt
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1 year ago

Unless you actually are part of a Native American tribe, you should NOT wear traditional native clothing without express permission of the tribe (cheesy Halloween costumes notwithstanding).

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toldyouso
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1 year ago

This is just as disappointing as the swiss guy. I mean both got traditionally clothes from ancient times but NOOOO they thought this is better -.-

Lola
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1 year ago

Why would you dress everyone in their native costumes and then make fun of the US? This is a slap on the face. Shame.

Dita P P
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1 year ago

Because the US has no native costumes except those from Native Americans, and the US made a very good job at destroying their culture.

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Tiffany Marie
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1 year ago

Wow... This is the worst.. Why not an Elvis suit?? Wtf?

Mike
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1 year ago

a visual representation of the sad trombone sound effect