Mister International 2016 pageant rescheduled

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The Mister International 2016 pageant, which was set for December 19 in Bangkok, has been rescheduled to late February or early March of 2017, following the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

In a press release furnished to Missosology by Mr Alan Sim, Mister International Organization president, the postponement is a “form of respect and in accordance with the Bureau of Royal Household following the announcement on the passing of King Bhumibol” last October 13. A new host city and the dates will be announced in the coming weeks.

“At the advice from our Thai host Kriengsak Kietanant, Chairman of Big Apple Organise Co Ltd, a rescheduling of the pageant is inevitable and we apologize for any inconvenience caused,” the statement said.

“Thai protocol demands that the Thai Kingdom observes one year of mourning with no festivities for 30 days from now until November 14. Buddhist monks will conduct chants over the king’s remains for at least 100 days with a final prayer ceremony thereafter.”

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Neil Perez of the Philippines was named 9th Mister International during the finals held in February 2015 in South Korea. ©Missosology

This is not the first time Mister International was postponed. In 2014, the pageant was postponed twice after South Korean government supended all major event due to a concert tragedy that killed and injured many. The finals took place in February 2015 and was won by Neil Perez of the Philippines.

Thailand hosted Mister International in 2011 and 2012. The pageant marked its 10th anniversary in the Philippines last year, with Switzerland’s Pedro Mendes winning the title. Drew Francisco, Missosology.Org

Singapore – October 25, 2016 – It is with great sadness that we learnt of the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand on October 13.

As a form of respect and in accordance with the Bureau of Royal Household following the announcement on the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the 2016 Mister International Pageant will be rescheduled to late February or early March in a new host city in Thailand. Thai protocol demands that the Thai Kingdom observes one year of mourning with no festivities for 30 days effective October 14. Buddhist monks will conduct chants over the king’s remains for at least 100 days with a final prayer ceremony thereafter.

At the advice from our Thai host Kriengsak Kietanant, Chairman of Big Apple Organise Co Ltd, a rescheduling of the pageant is inevitable and we apologize for any inconvenience caused. We will have an update on the new dates in the next few weeks.

We thank you for your continuing confidence and support in the Mister International Pageant. Please let us know if you have any question or concerns.

Sincerely,
Alan Sim
President
Mister International Organization

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