Last night at Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok, Thailand, one gentleman stood out head and shoulders above the rest when heavy favorite Cesar Curti of Brazil was proclaimed Mister International 2011, taking the place of last year’s winner, Ryan Terry of Great Britain.
Included in the Top 5 are First Runner-Up Martin Gardavsky of Czech Republic, 2nd Runner-Up Steven Yoswara of Indonesia, 3rd Runner-Up Le Khoi Nguyen of Vietnam and 4th Runner-Up Marco Djelevic Virriat of Sweden.
Mister Philippines Fhrancis Oliver Lopez made it to the Top 16.
I’m tickled pink that I was able to correctly predict the Top 2, especially Brapanese hunk Cesar Curti who has been my choice to win right from the start. He is now the second Brazilian to win the title, following compatriot Alan Bianco’s victory in 2007. ;-)
Congratulations to all the winners! :-)
The Mister International 2011 candidates doing the wai inside a Thai temple.
The Mister International 2011 delegates posing outside the temple
Mister Portugal Fabio Duarte (R) and Mister Canada Ron Wear mixing with the locals inside the temple.
Posing in front of the giant swing in Bangkok.
Mister Brazil Cesar Curti (L) and Mister Philippines Fhrancis Oliver Lopez enjoying Thai shaved ice.
Enjoying Thai fried rice and Pad Thai for lunch
Mister Vietnam Lê Khôi Nguyên (L) and Mister Mexico Felipe Melendez doing lunch.
Baby-faced guys posing for the camera: Mister Slovenia Cvet Zan (L) and Mister Slovak Republic Jakub Lorencovič
Two of my favorites: Mister Czech Republic Martin Gardavsky (L) and Mister Norway Nikolai Danielsen
(L-R) Mister Latvia Edvīns Ločmelis, Mister Indonesia Steven Yoswara, Mister Greece Giorgos Stergioudis, Mister Philippines Fhrancis Oliver Lopez, Mister South Africa Christo du Plessis and Mister France Nicolas Fangille.
Mister Venezuela Jeefry Rommel Rojas Torres posing in the middle of a busy Chinatown street.
The 31 Official Delegates of Mister International 2011 are having the time of their lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Aside from getting the VIP treatment, they are experiencing the world-famous Thai hospitality to no end, language barrier notwithstanding. It helps a lot that their number is small so focus on each candidate is guaranteed.
So who will zoom to the top come finals night on December 17? Read my fearless forecast coming out Saturday morning. ;-)