Climbing to one of the top trending items on Google, Mister National Universe returned to Thailand for its 4th edition. From 29 May to 6 June, 22 men, each representing their country, traveled to the Kingdom to compete in the hopes of winning the title and bringing honor to their homeland.
This year’s host cities were Suphanburi, Hua Hin & Bangkok. Countries represented included Turkey, Vietnam, Mexico, Northern Philippines, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Crimea, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Brazil, Korea, South Ukraine, Malaysia, India, Iran, Pakistan, Thailand, Philippines, USA, South India, Nigeria, & France.
South Australian Wine producer Nadin were the drink sponsors for the evening and did an outstanding job heightening the festive mood as guests arrived.
Live Streamed globally, Khun Sumanee Ghuna Kasem, Thai celebrity, Philanthropist & Honorary Chairwoman for Mister National Universe kicked off the evening by giving her opening speech where she let everyone know that Thailand was open and welcomed them to visit our land of smiles.
The first special award for the evening was the “Best in Swimwear” award, which had been voted on by the judges at the 4 June Gala Night & Swimwear Fashion Show held at the InterContinental Hua Hin Resort. The winner was Mister Pakistan.
It was then time for introductions. The contestants came out in swimwear, announcing the country they represented, which was followed by the introduction of the judges, who weren’t in there swimwear.
With that housekeeping out of the way, it was time to find out more about the contestants. Each one was asked the same question with a strict sixty second time limit for their answer. The questions was, “What does Be yourself, be confident mean to you?”
As the judges tallied their scores, a video presentation was shown of all the activities that the men had participated in over their last 8 days in the kingdom and then another special award was given, Best National Director. The winner this year was Vietnam.
The men then came out in their formal wear and it was time to announce more special award winners. The first was “Darling of Hua Hin,” and was won by the person who had the most likes and shares on Facebook and Instagram from the Pirate Boat photoshoot that took place in Hua Hin. The winner of this award was Viet Nam.
The next special award was “Darling of Suphanburi. This award was won by the person who had the most likes and shares on Facebook and Instagram from the Buffalo photoshoot that took place in Suphanburi. The winner of this award was Pakistan.
Nok Thai Ambassador was the next award with 2nd Runner Up going to Iran, 1st Runner Up going to Crimea and Winner going to Malaysia
The next award was Mister National Universe 2022 Popular Vote which was awarded to the contestant who had the most likes & shares on Facebook & Instagram over the entirety of the pageant. The winner of this award was again, Pakistan.
And with that, after careful consideration by the judges, it was time to narrow down the contestants from 21 to 10. Those making the cut included Pakistan, Vietnam, Turkey, Brazil, Bhutan, Korea, Thailand, S. Ukraine, N. Philippines, & India.
Each of the 10 men then took turns picking a sheet of a paper from the M.C. which had a question on it and had 30 seconds to answer. A few of the questions asked included, “If you were God for a day, how would you change the world?” Another was “If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why.”?
After a short interlude, while the judges did their scoring & with the crowd shouting out their favorites, the top 5 were announced. The top 5 finalists were Vietnam, Korea, India, Turkey, & Bhutan. The 5 men were each then given 30 seconds to answer the same question, “What is your opinion on sex change?”
With the questions completed and while the judges went to work making up their minds, Mister National Universe 2019, Mr. Vikash Usham from Manipur India came on stage to address the audience and speak about his time as Mister National Universe.
Following Vikash, all the men came back on stage for the announcements of the balance of the Special Awards. The first was Mister Perfect Body which went to Brazil. The next special award was Mister Congeniality which was given to Nigeria. Next up was the Mister Media Choice Award which went to Tajikistan. Mister Fashion Icon followed and was won by Malaysia. The last Special Award, Mister Best in Formal Wear, went to Iran.
And then it was time. The judge’s tallied scores were given to the MC’s and the winners of Mister National Universe 2022 were announced.
4th runner-up / Mister National Intercontinental: Ali Gerami from Turkey.
3rd runner-up / Mister National Earth: Bharat Bhushan from India.
2nd runner-up / Mister National Globe: Donghun Kim from Korea.
1st runner-up / Mister National World: Prema Khandu Wangchuk from Bhutan.
Mister National Universe 2022 Grand Winner was Viet Hoang from Vietnam. Hoang is a financial investment consultant, commercial model & dancer. The crowd noise showed appreciation to the judges for the choices they made. Khun Sumanee Guna Kasem then appeared on stage to give the winning Sash & Trophy to Viet and pose for pictures. Once the award ceremony had ended guests enjoyed taking pictures with all of the contestants and Mister National Universe 2022 officially came to an end.
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