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Moca, Dominican Republic’s Manu Franco is Mister International 2022

Manu Franco, 21, of Moca, Espaillat, Dominican Republic is currently in Metro Manila, Philippines. The Dominican actor and model represented his home country in the 14th edition of Mister International.

Franco is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in international business. On July 21, 2022, he was officially appointed as Mister International Dominican Republic 2022.


Hosted by Michael Bristol, the Mister International 2022 coronation night was held at the New Frontier in Cubao, Quezon City, Metro Manila on October 30, 2022. Including the Dominican Republic, a total of 35 countries and territories were represented.

It was Franco who emerged as the winner. Lukanand Kshetrimayum, 20, of India was runner-up to Franco.

Orangel Dirinot, 26, of Venezuela was second runner-up. The respective third, fourth and fifth runners-up were Jason Li of Hong Kong, MJ Ordillano of the Philippines and Juan Pablo Colías of Spain.


Franco won Best in Formal Wear while Colias won Best in Swimwear. Jason Julius, 25, of Indonesia Best in National Costume.

Roger Hugo Amandus, 21, of Malaysia finished in the Top 16 while Julius was unplaced. Malaysia will host the 15th edition of Mister International in 2023.


Mister International is one of the five grand slam male international beauty pageants. The others are Mister World, Mister Global, Mister Supranational and Man of the World.

On June 18, 2022, the Man of the World 2022 coronation night was held at the Baguio Convention Center in Baguio City, Philippines. It was hosted by model Fabio Ide, 38, of Brazil and Miss Earth 2008 Karla Paula Henry, 36, of the Philippines.

Aditya Khurana, 22, of India won the Man of the World 2022 title, besting 21 other candidates. Kenneth Castillo of the Dominican Republic finished in the Top 15.

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