JOSEPH Disdier is a 23-year-old personal trainer and physical therapist from San Lorenzo. He has had special training in percussion and grew up with that passion that opened doors for him on the conservatory of music on his island.
Know more about him in this exclusive Body Talks with Missosology.

Tell us something that most people don’t know about you?
I’m a strong believer in unity and I can assure you that every time you see me walk on that stage remember that 3.5 millions of Puerto Ricans walk by my side with one dream and one goal. Be great, be strong and show the world that we are big not from territory but from the heart.
How would you describe your country to your fellow contestants?
My country Puerto Rico is rich in culture and personality. Having the most beautiful beaches, wonders in our green areas and tourist sites. Puerto Rico has so many places to visit that everybody around the world are amazed. More than that the experience to meet the people, our ways and our happy aura it makes our 100 x 35 land great and unique. From our flora and fauna, sandy beaches, great native food and festivities, Puerto Rico its one of the most beautiful places in the world.
What is your workout routine?
Everyday at 5:00am, Fasted Cardio. Mondays and Thursday: Chest, Back and abs. Tuesday and Friday: Shoulders, biceps, triceps and abs. Wednesday and Saturday: Legs and abs.
What kind of diet do you follow?
I follow a balanced diet for my normal day to day, measuring calories intelligently by taking care of my carbohydrates, protein and fats intake. Having a mature knowledge of how to maximize results and enjoying life with my nutrition.

What is the sexiest part of your body?
I take great pride on my eyes, I am passionate on observation and showing emotions trough my eyes. It’s not the color its how you look and I think its my sexiest part.
What part of your body needs improvement?
I am really confident on me and my body and as proud as I can be. I feel good on my own skin and in my own ways and as I’ve always said “what makes someone attractive is the security that you present to the world”.
What is the most difficult thing you did to prepare for the Mister International pageant?
To prepare mentally on leaving my country with the adversity that just happened. Focusing so much on everything and in the middle of your preparation a disaster comes and affects your people. Having to climb, crawl and dive to help the people you consider family is not easy and tough enough to be far from everyone knowing they need you.

Social media seem to play a major role in pageantry nowadays. Do you think this is advantageous to you? Why or why not?
I think is advantageous for all of us, everyone has their own ways of telling their story through social media and its beautiful to see so many candidates letting everyone know that they are giving their best for their country. We bring our own style that describes who we are and I am really confident on what I bring to this competition.
Some people think that pageants are only for women. Convince them that they are wrong.
Through the past years we’ve seen the growth and evolution in the world of pageants. Men have changed their perspective and evolved to be a more modern, commercial looking beings than ever before. From the world of fashion, seen men taking care of themselves, and becoming what we describe as the perfect version of ourselves. Men pageants are as competitive as women pageant and preparation goes to other levels, we bring something unique and admirable to the world, the mission will always be to bring the glory to your country but our ways are delivered in different paths but as exciting as woman’s pageant.
What qualities do you feel you have that would make you a great Mister International?
Determination, passion and leadership may be the qualities that make me a great contender to win this year’s Mister International.