ALVALINO Kasenda, 22, from Tomohon works as a marketing manager. Besides being able to play many musical instruments, Alvino is also into sports and photography. Will he become Indonesia’s first Mister International? We will find out on April 30 during the finals in Yangon, Maynmar.
Know more about him in this exclusive Body Talks with Missosology.
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you?
One thing that most people don’t know about me is that I love to mimic people’s way of talking, especially the ones who close to me (since I know that they won’t get offended).
How would you describe your country to your fellow contestants?
I would tell them that my beautiful Indonesia is one of the world’s most diverse countries. It has 300 ethnic groups, more than 700 languages and dialects. That’s why our Indonesian national motto is “unity in diversity”, and also, the “Pancasila” as the national philosophy, which stresses the doctrine of unity and universal justice for all Indonesians.
What is your workout routine?
My day starts with jogs. I jog everyday but Sunday. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, I hit the gym after my morning jog. Tuesdays and Thursdays are my Muay Thai sessions. I also swim at least twice a week, mostly Wednesday in the afternoon and Saturday in the morning. After work, I do some light exercise at home, for 30 – 45 minutes.
What kind of diet do you follow?
Balance diet. Why balance diet? Because I can still eat a wide variety of food but of course in the right proportion.
What is the sexiest part of your body?
I think my abs is the sexiest part of my body.
What part of your body needs improvement?
Part of my body needs improvement is my legs.
What is the most difficult thing you did to prepare for the Mister International pageant?
The most difficult thing for Mister International preparation was to maintain my body shape and foods in my crowded daily activities.
Social media seem to play a major role in pageantry nowadays. Do you think this is advantageous to you? Why or why not?
Social media play a major role in pageantry. I think I can get some advantages from social media. Through social media, more people knows me and I can communicate with my supporters and get feedbacks from them.
Some people think that pageants are only for women. Convince them that they are wrong.
There are always pros and cons in everything. But for me, male pageant is not only about good looks, good shape, good suit, but also to promote healthy lifestyle, show compassion (here we talk about good heart), being smart, being a gentleman, being a role model. Not only women need role models, men also need role models.
What qualities do you feel you have that would make you a great Mister International?
I have the quality of being able to speak 5 languages including Indonesian, English, French, Japanese and Sangihe, which is my Indonesian local language.