Mister Global is the fastest growing international male pageant. The pageant is regarded as one of the biggest and most prestigious international male pageants in the world. Unlike other international pageants that have irregular occurrences and inconsistent formats, the Mister Global competition has been able to preserve its long held legacy and consistency over the years. Along with receiving delegates from different parts of the world, the said international pageant is also associated with some of the biggest and most prestigious national level male pageants, that send their winner(s) to compete at the Mister Global championship. One such national level pageant is Rubaru Mr. India.
Rubaru Mr. India is India’s biggest and oldest running annual male pageant. The pageant has been happening since its inception in the year 2004. It is the only annual major male pageant in the contemporary Indian male pageantry. As per the long held tradition, the winner of Rubaru Mr. India pageant represents India at the Mister Global championship. India’s male pageant industry is dominated by Rubaru Mr. India pageant that receives the maximum number of finalists to compete at the national finals. Almost 35-40 candidates, from all across India, compete at the national finals of the Rubaru Mr. India pageant every year, and only one gets chosen to represent the nation at Mister Global.
From the initial selection phases to the pre-finale challenges, the candidates of Rubaru Mr. India go through very intricate and well-formulated process prior to heading to the national finals. In order to resonate with the Mister Global competition, the Rubaru Mr. India contest also has very similar preliminary events and activities so that the most appropriate and eligible face can be chosen to represent India at the international level. The candidates take part in a series of pre-finale segments (National Costume Competition, Talent competition, Formal Wear competition, Health and Fitness Competition, Interview segments, social impact and awareness segments, public speaking and extempore segment and social media and digital platform segment) prior to staging of the final event. On the basis of the points earned by the candidates in each of these segments, the event’s judgement is made.
Unlike other Indian pageant titleholders, the selection of Mister Global India takes place every year. Every year almost 35-40 Indian men get shortlisted to compete for the title of Mister Global India. The current Mister Global India titleholder is Tseteej Shiwakoty from Sikkim. He was elected the winner of the 17th edition of Rubaru Mr. India contest, held on April 8, 2021, in Goa. He will serve as India’s representative at the upcoming edition of Mister Global championship scheduled to take place in 2022.