Ruan Scheepers, 26, of Krugersdorp, West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa is currently in Thailand. He is the reigning Mister Global South Africa 2021.
Including Scheepers, there are 33 men vying for the Mister Global 2021 title. One of his competitors is Mico Angelo Teng, 22, of Davao City, Philippines.
Davao City is one of the sister cities of Baguio City. The two cities are around 1,734km apart.
Mister Global 2021
Mister Global 2019 Kim Jong Woo, 25, of Jecheon, North Chungcheong, South Korea will crown his successor in Maha Sarakham, Thailand on March 15, 2022. It is the seventh edition of the international male beauty pageant.
On September 26, 2019, Kim was crowned at the Benjasiri Grand Ballroom of Novotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 20 in Klongton Khlong Toei, Bangkok, Thailand. He was not able to crown his successor in 2020 and in 2021 due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Scheepers is originally from Krugersdorp. He is currently residing in Pretoria, South Africa where he is fulfilling his dream of working in a pathology lab at Ampath.
On May 22, 2021, Scheepers competed against 11 other candidates at Mister World South Africa 2021 in Johannesburg, Gauteng and did not make it to the Top 3. On November 17, 2021, he won Mister Global South Africa 2021.
Baguio City’s Eric Salvador, Christopher Dulagan
Mister Global is one of the Big 6 international male beauty pageants. The others are Mister World, Mister Supranational, Mister International, Man of the World and Manhunt International.
Roderick “Eric” Dilla Salvador of Baguio City, Philippines was 24 when he represented the Philippines at Mister World 2000 in Perthshire, Scotland on October 23, 2000. He was unplaced.
Also from Baguio City, Christopher Dulagan, 27, represented the Philippines at Man of the World 2017 in Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines on July 28, 2017. He finished in the Top 10.