The first Indian to win Mr World title is - Rohit Khandelwal

The first Indian to win Mr World title is Rohit Khandelwal pardesi news 1469091986

Indian actor, model, television personality Rohit Khandelwal won the prestigious 2016 Mr. World title and becomes the first Indian ever to do so.

It is a proud moment for India and a big reason to celebrate for Rohit Khandelwal, as for the first time in the history of Mr World championship, an Indian has won the title. He won the much coveted title of in the recently concluded ceremony at Southport Theatre, Southport, UK. With this he not only becomes the first Indian, but the first Asian to win the Mr. World title. He received a cash prize of $50,000.

The first runner up is Mr Puerto Rico (Fernando Alberto Alvarez Soto) and the second runner up is Mr Mexico (Aldo Esparza Ramirez).

The competition was held in Southport Theatre in Southport, England. In it 47 participants from around the world had participated.   

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”. He was smartly dressed in a tuxedo designed by Nivedita Saboo.

Rohit won the title of Mr India in 2015 at the Provogue Personal Care Mr India 2015 competition. Prior to entering the modeling industry, he had served as ground staff for SpiceJet and technical support assistant at the Dell Computers. Rohit has also done quite a few commercials and was also seen in an episode of MTv’s Big F.

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