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33 men from across the globe dazzle in their national costume for beauty pageant

33 men from across the globe dazzle in their national costume for beauty pageant

The Mister Global all-male beauty pageant is being held after a hiatus of two years; this year's event was held in Thailand.

Beauty pageants always divide opinion and, especially of late, have faced much criticism for objectifying women. Some would argue that beauty pageants can be empowering but only if it's more inclusive. One pageant that stood out recently was the Mister Global, an all-male beauty pageant that features men from various countries. Mister Global has many events but the one that is most awaited is the "National Costume,” a segment in which the contestants wear outfits representing their country and culture. This year, the beauty pageant returned after a hiatus of two years on account of the pandemic, reported MyModernMet. A total of 33 men from different countries traveled to Thailand to participate in the event. This year's competition was captured by photographer David Ryo, who shot amazing portraits to highlight their cultures and frame. At the end of the event, Spain's 21-year old Miguel Ángel Lucas won the top prize.

Here are 33 amazing portraits from Mister Global beauty pageant's National Costume segment:

 

1.  Bolivia



 

 

2. Cuba



 

 

 

 

3. France



 

 

 

4. Hong Kong



 

 

 

5. India



 

 

 

 

6. Indonesia



 

 

 

7. Brazil



 

 

 

8. The Czech Republic



 

 

 

9. Cambodia



 

 

10. Ecuador



 

 

11. The Dominican Republic



 

 

12. Japan



 

 

13. Korea



 

 

 

14. Laos



 

 

 

15. Macau



 

 

 

16. Malaysia



 

 

17. Mexico



 

 

18. Myanmar



 

 

 

19. Nigeria



 

 

20. Switzerland



 

 

21. Venezuela



 

 

 

22. Vietnam



 

 

23. USA



 

 

 

24.  The United Kingdom



 

 

25. Thailand



 

 

 

26. Sri Lanka



 

 

 

 

27. Spain 



 

 

 

28. South Africa



 

 

 

 

29. Romania



 

 

30. Puerto Rico



 

 

31. Peru



 

 

 

32. The Philippines



 

 

 

33.  Panama



 



You can check out David Ryo's work on Instagram.

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