In addition to a place in the Top 16, he was also awarded the “Best Runway Model” sub-title during the grand final of Manhunt International 2019 which took place at the New Frontier Theatre in Quezon City on February 22.

26-year-old Pham Dinh Linh stands at 1.86 metres tall with measurement of 99-75-100, he took part in the international contest following both he and Pham Minh Quyen winning the same first prize at Mister Vietnam in 2019.

Ahead of Manhunt International 2019’s grand final, renowned beauty website Missosology had predicted that Dinh Linh would make the Top 5 of the male pageant.

The final night of Manhunt International 2019 took place across two hours, with 36 contestants competing in a range of outfits such as traditional costumes, swimsuits, and vests.

Ultimately, Paul Luzineau of the Netherlands emerged as the male pageant’s winner, with others in the Top 5 including Nikos Antonopoulos of Greece, Matheus Giora of Brazil, Yeray Hidalgo Hernandez of Spain, and Mayur Gangwani of India.

Manhunt International was first held in 1993 and has since gone on to become one of the world’s largest male pageants alongside Mr World and Mr International. Dinh Linh’s participation in the international contest comes after Truong Ngoc Tinh became the first Vietnamese representative to win the competition’s highest prize back in 2017.