Do you know that men can also be pageant winners? Yes, you heard it right. Male beauty pageants have grown in popularity over the last decade. Generally, male pageants will be judged based on leadership skills, intelligence, and physical fitness.
Today we will be looking at the First Malaysian Indian Male Pageant, Sreebathy.
Kajang born Sreebathy said he joined the pageant to defeat the insecurities he had.
“I used to be ugly, shy and have always been worried about the opinion of others,” he said.
This 23-year-old model and fitness trainer is ranked as the 6th runner up among 49 countries in Mister Globe 2021. He achieved this at his very first International Pageant. (How astonishing is that!)
Sreebathy first learned about this male pageant while watching a Bigg Boss Season 4 contestant, Balaji Murugadoss. It immediately motivated him to learn more about the Malaysian pageant industry. He noticed that there were no Indian males representing our country in major pageants and chose to accept the challenge, and it paid off, he is now Mister Globe Malaysia 6th ranker.
This talented man went on to say that he would like to explore further in the modelling and pageantry industry and hopes to make Malaysia proud with his future achievements.
“I want to prove to everyone that if you put your heart and soul into anything, you will succeed no matter what,” he continued.
“Bachelor of Malaysia has been my guide throughout my pageant experience. Geo Allen George, the national director, Apple Green Luna, my personal advisor, and Ash Apple, my manager for the Mister Globe competition, have all been pillars of strength and have helped me to become who I am today,” Sree added.
Sree, who is now pursuing a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM), says that time management is challenging. From sunrise to sunset, he will dedicate his time to studying. Following that, he would train his clients, and at night, he will train himself by watching pageant videos because he is still new to the industry.
Due to financial constraints, Sree is unable to afford expensive clothing as his competitors, so he takes the trouble to modify his own outfits to make them appear the best with only minor changes.
A young lad with a heart of gold, Sree realised that he could make use of all the knowledge he gained to make a living for himself and also help the less fortunate or those struggling. Thus, he decided to give 30% of his earnings from his fitness training to an orphanage.
Coming from a middle-class, low-profile background, he claims he has never had any talent or great goals. He will have to put in a lot of effort if he wants to reach his goals. Driven by a curious mind since he was a child, Sree is determined enough to take on any challenge and is head strong about it. He’s unstoppable!
“My family has been very encouraging and supportive when I am challenged with difficult moments. I would also like to thank my hometown friends, my polytechnic friends, UTHM mates and AMC members whom uplift and motivate me,” he mentioned.
“My only goal is to help people of all genders in overcoming their insecurities and blossoming both within and externally.” Sree expressed his thoughts.
He lives by the motto ‘Once my heartbeat stops, you can tell I’m losing‘.
Click HERE to learn more about how he transforms people’s lives into something wonderful.
You make us proud Champ!