Dr. Santosh Upadhyaya, 30, of Lalitpur, Nepal almost won Mister Supranational 2021. He is the third runner-up of the fifth edition of the Poland-based international male beauty pageant.
Upadhyaya is a medical doctor and a model who is into photography, painting and vlogging. From 2011 to 2016, he attended the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Nepal in Maharajgunj, Kathmandu, Nepal where he earned his medical degree.
In June 2014, Upadhyaya founded Beam of Hope, a nongovernment organization based in Tikathali, Lalitpur. He was crowned Mister Nepal 2019 in Kathmandu in December 2019 and won the inaugural Mister Supra Star Search competition in February 2021.
The Mister Supranational 2021 coronation night took place at the Strzelecki Park Amphitheater in Nowy Sącz, Małopolska, Poland on August 22, 2021. Including Upadhyaya, 34 candidates competed for the title.
It was Varo Vargas, 31, of Lima, Peru who won the title. Runner-up to Vargas is Abdel Kacem Tefridj, 25, of Lome, Togo while William Manuel Badell Lopez, 25, of Macaraibo, Venezuela is second runner-up and Lucas Muñoz Alonso de Haro, 28, of Ciudad Real, Spain is fourth runner-up.
Vargas succeeded Mister Supranational 2019 Nate Crnkovich, 26, of Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Crowned on December 7, 2019, the Omaha native was not able to pass his crown in 2020 due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.