Mumbai: Model and actor Rohit Khandelwal, 26, has become the first Indian – in fact, the first Asian – to have won the Mr World beauty pageant. Rohit competed with 46 contestants and was awarded the title at the grand finale held in Southport, UK on July 19.
“I feel so privileged and humbled to be Mr World 2016. I would like to thank all my fans and all the people who have been giving me all their blessings. It is only your love and support that has been my inspiration to win Mr World 2016. It has been an amazing journey to this point, and I cannot wait to see what happens next,” Rohit was quoted as saying on Mr World’s official website.
He Instagrammed a picture of himself with Mr World 2014 Nicklas Pedersen after winning the title. Mr World’s Facebook page posted pictures from the ceremony. Mr Puerto Rico, Fernando Alvarez, 21, was the first runner-up while Mr Mexico, Aldo Esparza Ramirez, 26, was awarded the second-runner up trophy.