On November 24, 2012 Ali Hammoud made history as the second man from Lebanon in the pageant's seven year
history to win the MISTER INTERNATIONAL title. The 23-year-old hunk quickly won over the capacity crowd in
Bangkok, Thailand, as the audience chant for "Lebanon" grew louder making it a struggle for the pageant's hosts to
Ali was born in Lebanon's Sidon district, Kfarmilki, a place he is quick to praise for its uniqueness in which the rich
and poor work harmoniously to make the town an even better place. With such a conducive environment, he spent
a large part of his childhood playing football with his neighbors. Ali cites his family as a positive influence in his life
and the source of his strength.
Before being crowned MISTER INTERNATIONAL 2012, Ali worked as a project manager, fitness trainer, Math
teacher and anti-hacker programmer. It was during this time he decided to participate in his country's national
pageant. Ali not only won the Mister Asia Award, but the prestigious title of Mister International Lebanon 2012,
gaining him the right to represent Lebanon in the 2012 MISTER INTERNATIONAL Pageant. He was also professional
football player with the Lebanese national team.
As MISTER INTERNATIONAL, Ali uses his title to champion awareness of healthy lifestyle. He will also spend much
of his time partnering with charities around the world.
Ali hopes the MISTER INTERNATIONAL title will give him the power to help people in need. Ali says, "Being MISTER
INTERNATIONAL is much more than having a sash. It is about taking pride in my commitment to serving as an
ambassador to my country, and to people everywhere."
In his spare time Ali enjoys fashion, practicing all kinds of sports such as football, basketball and riding
motorcycling; watching horror movies and playing video games. But it is technology that he loves most especially
tech programs, news and inventions. After his reign, he hopes to launch DotNet, a web service company, and
pursue his dream of becoming a famous male model-presenter around the world.
When Ali manages to find free time in his busy schedule, he enjoys fashion, basketball, riding motorcycling;
watching horror movies and playing video games. But it is technology that he loves most especially tech programs,
news and inventions.