For the first time ever, an Indian has won the prestigious title of Mr World. He is also the first Asian to win this title.
Rohit Khandelwal of Hyderabad won Mr World 2016, beating 47 other participants from around the world. The event took place yesterday in England.
Reacting to the major win, Rohit said, “I still can’t believe that I have won the Mr World title. Being the first Indian ever to win this title makes me immensely proud and ecstatic
The official Twitter handle of Mr World 2016 posted the pictures from the grand ceremony. pic.twitter.com/32m8QVAdvd
As part of the preparation for this major event, not only did Rohit undergo rigorous physical training to gain optimum levels of fitness without turning bulky, he also had to go through various grooming sessions. He managed to perform various physical enurance feats that were part of the challenge at the event.
While Rohit was crowned Mr World, 1st runner up position, Mr Puerto Rico and 2nd runner up, Mr Mexico. Rohit has received a cash prize of $50,000. He wore a tuxedo designed by Nivedita Saboo.
Rohit has made his appearances in Yeh hai Aashiqi (episdoe 76), Pyar tune Kya Kiya (season 6 episode 19), Big F (episode 7), Million Dollar Girl and many TV advertisements. He was crowned Mr. India last year in Mumbai.