Who is Oliver Cheung? A Rising Star in the Pageant World (Mister Global 2023- 1st Runner up)


Oliver Cheung is a Hong Kong model and actor who has recently made headlines for his impressive performance in the 9th Mister Global competition i.e. Mister Global 2023. He was crowned as the first runner-up, making him the highest-placed contestant from Hong Kong in the history of the pageant.

What is Mister Global?

Mister Global is an annual international male beauty pageant that aims to promote environmental awareness, cultural diversity, and social responsibility. It was founded in 2014 by Pradit Pradinunt, a Thai entrepreneur and former Mister Thailand. The pageant has been held in various countries, such as Thailand, Myanmar, Korea, and Brazil.

The contestants are judged based on their physical appearance, personality, intelligence, talent, and social media presence. They also participate in various activities, such as cultural exchange, charity work, environmental campaigns, and sports challenges.

The current titleholder is Jason Dylan Bretfelean from India, who was crowned as Mister Global 2023 in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 26, 2023. He became the first-ever Mister Global winner from India.

How did Oliver Cheung become a pageant star?

Oliver Cheung was born and raised in Hong Kong, where he pursued his passion for acting and modeling. He graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he majored in drama. He has appeared in several TV shows, movies, and commercials, such as “The Legend of the Condor Heroes”, “The Best of Times”, and “Love Beyond the Grave”.

He decided to join the Mister Global Hong Kong 2023 pageant, where he impressed the judges and the public with his charisma, confidence, and talent. He won the title of Mister Global Hong Kong 2023, as well as the special awards of Mister Photogenic and Mister Talent. He also received the most votes from the online poll, making him the People’s Choice winner.

He then represented Hong Kong in the 9th Mister Global competition, where he competed against 38 other contestants from different countries. He showcased his versatility and charm in various segments, such as national costume, swimwear, formal wear, and interview. He also performed a martial arts demonstration for his talent, which earned him a standing ovation from the audience and the judges. He got the score 9.24/10 in interviews, 9.24/10 in swimwear and 8.70/10 in evening wear with average score of 9.06/10 which is second highest after Mister India- Jason Dylan Bretfelean who got 9.29/10.

He was announced as the first runner-up, behind Jason Dylan Bretfelean from India. He also won the special award of Mister Congeniality, which was voted by his fellow contestants. He received a cash prize, a trophy, a sash, and a certificate.

What are Oliver Cheung’s future plans?

Oliver Cheung has expressed his gratitude and happiness for his achievement in the Mister Global pageant. He said that he was proud to represent Hong Kong and to share its culture and values with the world. He also thanked his family, friends, fans, and sponsors for their support and encouragement.

He said that he plans to continue his career in the entertainment industry, as well as to use his platform to advocate for social causes, such as environmental protection, animal welfare, and youth empowerment. He also hopes to inspire other young men to pursue their dreams and to be confident in themselves.

He also revealed that he is open to joining other international pageants in the future, such as Mister World, Mister International, and Mister Supranational. He said that he enjoys the challenge and the opportunity to meet new people and to learn new things.

He said that his motto is “Be yourself, be the best, and be the change”. He said that he believes that everyone has the potential to make a positive difference in the world, and that he wants to be a role model for others.

Social and charity work in Hong Kong and beyond

Oliver Cheung is not just a handsome face. He is also a passionate advocate for various causes that aim to improve the lives of people and the environment. As the first runner-up of Mister Global 2023, he has used his platform to raise awareness and funds for social and charity work in Hong Kong and beyond. Here are some of the projects and initiatives that he has been involved in:

1. Supporting children’s education and welfare

Oliver Cheung believes that every child deserves a quality education and a safe and healthy environment. He has partnered with several organizations that provide educational opportunities and support for underprivileged and vulnerable children in Hong Kong and other countries. Some of these organizations are:

  • The Society for the Relief of Disabled Children, which helps children with physical and mental disabilities to access medical care, rehabilitation, and education.
  • The Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children, which offers a range of services and programs for children and families in need, such as child care, family support, counseling, and advocacy.
  • The Hong Kong Red Cross, which runs various humanitarian projects and campaigns for children affected by disasters, conflicts, and poverty, such as the [Children Sponsorship Programme], the [Children Development Fund], and the [Children’s Hospital Project].

Oliver Cheung has visited and volunteered at these organizations, as well as donated money and resources to support their work. He has also participated in events and activities that promote children’s rights and well-being, such as the [World Children’s Day], the [International Day of the Girl Child], and the [Universal Children’s Day].

2. Promoting environmental sustainability and conservation

Oliver Cheung is also a strong advocate for environmental sustainability and conservation. He is aware of the challenges and threats that the planet faces, such as climate change, pollution, deforestation, and biodiversity loss. He has joined and supported several initiatives and movements that aim to protect and restore the natural environment and its resources. Some of these initiatives and movements are:

  • [The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)], which is a global organization that works to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.
  • [The Greenpeace], which is an independent campaigning organization that uses peaceful protest and creative communication to expose global environmental problems and promote solutions.
  • [The Earth Hour], which is a worldwide movement organized by the WWF that encourages individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour on a specific day every year as a symbol of commitment to the planet.

Oliver Cheung has taken part in various actions and campaigns that these organizations and movements have organized, such as the [Climate Strike], the [Plastic Free July], and the [Earth Day]. He has also adopted a more eco-friendly lifestyle, such as using renewable energy, recycling and reusing materials, and reducing his carbon footprint.

3. Inspiring other men to be positive role models and leaders

Oliver Cheung is not only a role model for himself, but also for other men who aspire to make a positive impact in the world. He believes that men have a responsibility and an opportunity to be leaders and agents of change in their communities and societies. He has shared his vision and values with other men who participate in or follow the Mister Global pageant, as well as with the general public. He has also mentored and coached other men who want to improve themselves and their skills, such as in fitness, grooming, communication, and social responsibility.

Oliver Cheung has demonstrated that being a Mister Global is not just about having a good physique and a charming personality, but also about having a good heart and a good purpose. He has shown that being a Mister Global is about being a global citizen who cares about the world and its people. He has proven that being a Mister Global is about being a global gentleman who respects and supports others, especially those who are less fortunate and more vulnerable.

Oliver Cheung is a true inspiration and a true champion for social and charity work. He is a man who is making a difference in the world, one project and one initiative at a time.

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