Korea's Jim Wook Kim wins Man of the World 2023


Jim Wok Kim of Korea was proclaimed Man of the World 2023 on Friday, June 16 at the Samsung Performing Arts Theater in Makati, Philippines.

The 28-year-old fashion and fitness enthusiast from Seoul bested 23 other competitors to win the international title. He succeeds last year's winner Aditya Khurana of India.

Hong Kong's Henry Wong was named first runner-up while James Reggie Vidal of the Philippines, Robert Alexander Espaillat of Puerto Rico, and Kim Khanh Lam of Vietnam were declared the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Jeremias Toco (Angola), Honza Balšán (Czech Republic), Jonathan Liaw (Malaysia), Henry San (Myanmar), and Bishal Katwal of Nepal.

The rest of the Top 20 were the representatives from Cape Verde, Cuba, Nigeria, Singapore, Spain, the United States, and Venezuela.

Prior to winning the second Man of the World title for his country, Jim participated in Mister International Korea 2022 where he placed second runner-up to Kim Hee Won, the winner who went on to finish in the Top 5 at Mister Global 2022 in Thailand.

This year's Man of the World competition marked the 5th edition of the international male pageant based in the Philippines.

Korea's first Man of the World was Jin Kyu Kim, who took over the title after Bulgaria's Daniel Georgiev, Man of the World 2019, was dethroned for failure to fulfill his duties.

Meet the new Man of the World:

Photos: Drew Francisco, Jim Wok Kim / Instagram

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