Our organization believes that every man should be Distinctively Handsome.
MESSAGE FROM ALAN SIM
Who We Are
The Mister International Organization is a global, inclusive organization that celebrates men of all cultures and backgrounds and empowers them to realize their goals through experiences that build self-confidence and create opportunities for success. Mister International and Mister Singapore provide the approximately 1,000 men who participate annually an international platform to effect positive change personally, professionally and philanthropically as inspirational leaders and role models.
The contestants and titleholders that have gone through the Mister International system are able to cultivate their personal career goals, advocate for humanitarian issues and be a voice to affect positive change in the world. These men are forward thinking and motivated to not just talk about this change, but to initiate it. They have gone on to high-profile careers in business, broadcasting, as well as film and television.
Run for Men
The Mister International Organization empowers men to realize their personal, professional and philanthropic goals through experiences that build self-confidence and act as catalysts for future success. We celebrate handsomeness, all forms of it, and provide the tools that help men to feel their most handsome: ‘Distinctively Handsome.'
One of the obstacles for men to overcome in reaching their potential in any endeavor is a lack of self-confidence. In doing so our contestants and titleholders have the opportunity to grow as men and be confident in any goal they choose to pursue. While we are a competition, the men who participate also learn to help one another and create a network of friends and colleagues on which to draw support.
Mister International Initiatives
The Mister International Organization places priority on the importance of getting involved and giving back by providing a dedicated international platform of charitable partnerships. As leaders and role models within their communities, our contestants and titleholders work to affect positive change through volunteering, fundraising and advocacy. During their reign, our winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by dedicating themselves to raising awareness and much needed funds for philanthropic endeavors.
HOW CAN I ENTER THE MISTER INTERNATIONAL PAGEANT?
Potential contestants must apply to enter the Mister International pageant by applying through the National Director in your country.
Potential contestants must apply to enter the Mister Singapore pageant by applying through the Mister International Organization.
Click here for information to compete for Mister Singapore.
CAN I COMPETE MORE THAN ONCE?
Contestants may only compete in the national pageants (Mister International and Mister Singapore) once.
HOW ARE THE PAGEANT SITES CHOSEN?
The host sites for the pageants are selected based on a number of factors including city infrastructure and capabilities of the venue for production.
IS THE MANHUNT SINGAPORE PAGEANT DIFFERENT FROM MISTER SINGAPORE?
Yes. The Mister International Organization founded Mister International and Mister Singapore in 2006 and 2000 respectively. Although some men compete in both Mister Singapore and Manhunt Singapore, the two systems are completely separate.
The Mister International system has no talent competition.
Mister Singapore goes on to represent his country at Mister International.
The Mister Singapore pageant is webcast internationally.
ARE THERE AGE REQUIREMENTS?
Yes. Mister International contestants must be at least 18 years of age and under 29 years of age on the date the National Pageant competition commenced. Mister Singapore contestants must be at least 18 and under 29 years of age on the date of the Mister Singapore pageant.
WHAT CAN I DO TO BEST PREPARE FOR THE PAGEANTS?
A contestant should understand the values of the Mister International Organization and the responsibilities of the title. He should be able to express what his personal and professional goals would be during his reign. Consider the below when competing at the national level.
Describe what your aspirations are and why you are competing for a title.
What have you done in your community to show leadership?
How would you use your title to impact society?
What social group would be your focus and why?
How would you help solve issues in the world, not just in your home country?
How can you make this world a better place if you were crowned?
Contestants should also discuss preparing for the pageants with their country directors as they have a wealth of information, contacts and referrals.
CAN I BE MARRIED?
No, contestants may not be married. They must not have ever been married, not had a marriage annulled nor parented a child. The titleholders are also required to remain unmarried throughout their reign.
WHAT IS THE MISTER INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION LOOKING FOR IN A CONTESTANT?
A contestant must be confident. He must be able to demonstrate authenticity and articulate his ambitions as a titleholder. The competitions showcase and evaluate the contestant’s aspirations and are judged by accomplished business leaders, philanthropists, and public figures.
WHAT DO MISTER INTERNATIONAL AND MISTER SINGAPORE DO AFTER THEY ARE CROWNED?
After a winner is crowned, he is shuttled between his country and Singapore where he will meet his new Mister International family. Through the organization, the winner is provided a platform for possibility based on his objectives for the year. Alongside the Mister International Organization, he will plan how to achieve his goals on the national and global scale.
HOW MANY CONTESTANTS COMPETE IN MISTER INTERNATIONAL AND MISTER SINGAPORE?
In the case of Mister International, between 40 and 50 countries send a candidate to compete. For Mister Singapore, 20 contestants from 20 estates participate in the pageant.
The winner of Mister Singapore must be confident. He must understand the values of our brand and the responsibilities of the title. He must have the ability to articulate his ambition. A contestant should demonstrate authenticity, credibility and exhibit poise under pressure. The men who compete embody the modern, global aspiration for the potential within all men.
The Mister Singapore Competition begins with preliminary interviews that includes a swimwear and evening wear presentation show. These preliminary events are especially important as it will be the first time the judges and fans really get to know the contestants. The preliminary competition is the driving force in selecting the Semifinalists.
The live show and final competition kicks off with an announcement of the Semifinalists. Each of these contestants will walk the runway during the swimwear segment displaying his dedication to a healthy lifestyle.
The Semifinalists move on to the second stage of the competition during the evening wear segment. The judges and fans will see the contestants' personal style as they walk the stage in their evening wear of choice. However, the exact design of the suit does not count towards the total score and instead the judges focus on how confidently each man presents himself.
From the scores given in the evening wear competition, the Top 5 competitors are chosen, bringing them to the Final Question round. Each man selects a judge at random who presents a question focused on various social, cultural and political topics. The Final Question round will determine the contestant’s ability to articulate themselves under pressure while sharing a thoughtful, well-informed response. Again, all scores are averaged and the Top 3 contestants move on to the Final Look.
During the last stage of the competition, the judges are asked to make a decision based on their overall performance through the Final Look. Rather than score, this segment is ranked, meaning the judges base their vote on who they think should win the title.
The event concludes with the host announcing the winner of Mister Singapore. In the event that the winner is unable to fulfill his duties, the first runner-up will take his place.
For more information regarding competition rules, click here.