DWAYNE Geldenhuis will be the first from his country to compete in the Mister International pageant. This 23-year-old quality assurance supervisor from Johannesburg enjoys modeling and meeting people. He was raised by his grandparents on a farm during which he has had a great childhood with many great friends from different cultures. Dwayne hopes to become a car talk show host who’s able to test drive all the latest vehicles and tour around the world in them.
Know more about him in this exclusive Body Talks with Missosology.
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m that type of man that puts others’ feelings before my own and would give it my best to always be the good and caring person that I am.
How would you describe your country to your fellow contestants?
South Africa is a nation with a wonderful and varied culture. This country has been called “The Rainbow Nation”, a name that reflects the diversity of such amazing place. The different ethnic and cultural groups of the South Africa do, however, appreciate their own beliefs and customs. Many of these traditions, besides African culture, are influenced by European and Western heritage. The complex and diverse population of the country has made a strong impact to the various cultures. It is among these inhabitants that cultural customs are preserve the most.
South Africa is such a beautiful country abundant of life and hope. Africa’s landscape is composed of wide open spaces, brownish hills and red sunsets. These prodigious backgrounds depict the nature of the culture in South Africa. Culture is what makes Africa special and aside from beautiful landscapes, the fervent and contrasting culture in South Africa is what makes it unique. This is a country were there are people with different beliefs and traditions, but at the end they are identified by their pride of being from South Africa.
What is your workout routine?
A 5-day workout at the gym mostly consisting of weight training only, working on each muscle group throughout the week.
What kind of diet do you follow?
Depending on the results you wish to achieve, if I want to bulk up I stack the carbs and proteins and on leaning down, plenty of water, cut out carbs and in with the greens.
What is the sexiest part of your body?
Honestly, I would say my smile, as it it is my best way of attracting people and it rubs off and returning smiles are made.
What part of your body needs improvement?
As someone that keeps fit at gym in is a gym nightmare when you are on the struggle game of gaining mass in your calves, so calves are defiantly something to work on.
What is the most difficult thing you did to prepare for the Mister International pageant?
Getting the mental focus for this competition was definitely the hardest part. We have great contestants this year with amazing skills and great backgrounds. It would also be a tough one this year, so being the best you can would be the line between becoming the next Mister International.
Social media seem to play a major role in pageantry nowadays. Do you think this is advantageous to you? Why or why not?
At this point it is not an advantage to me for I am the first of my country to enter Mister International and the awareness is not yet reached that point for all to know about this pageant.
Some people think that pageants are only for women. Convince them that they are wrong.
If you’ve ever considered competing in a pageant, I would strongly encourage you to do so. There are so many wonderful reasons as to why you should get involved in the world of pageantry if you get the chance. Being in pageants has allowed me to grow as a person. There are so many benefits of competing other than taking home the crown. Of course, the thought of winning a pageant and sash is all part of what makes pageants so much fun, but there is so much more to being in a pageant than what is typically portrayed. Here are some reasons why male pageants are a go to: 1) Everlasting friendships; 2) You learn life skills; 3) Body Positivity; 4) Community service; and 5) They empower men.
What qualities do you feel you have that would make you a great Mister International?
A gentleman by heart and the power to inspire all hearts to be the best you could be. Becoming the next Mister International would not only change my life but most definitely change a lot of lives as for I will have a platform to show the world how to be “Distinctively Handsome”.