Apparently there is a Mr. Global male pageant, which takes place in Thailand every year. It draws international contestants from many countries. The pageant is considered to be a top tier event for male pageants and places a lot of emphasis on charitable work and being an “Inspiring Gentleman.”
This year they had contestants dress up in national costumes. This turned out to be a bit of a disaster. Some of the outfits are very stylized and tend to be on the aggressive and imposing side.
And then there is Sweden.
Sweden is clearly just a nice guy.
Switzerland decided to not dress up at all. He is confused and thinks he’s going to a boxing match.
And US… Oy US.
You can see all of the contestants in their national costumes at Missosology or at Bored Panda, which talks a bit more about the contest itself. I don’t really want to rain on their parade, as their heart was probably in the right place, but yeah, there are problems there, especially with US and South Africa.