Indian model Rohit Khandelwal becomes first Asian to win Mr World title

  • HT Correspondent, Hinduatan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 21, 2016 01:52 IST
Rohit Khandelwal won the Mr World 2016 title on Tuesday. (Twitter/Mr World Official)

Top Indian model Rohit Khandelwal has won the Mr World 2016 title at the ceremony held at the Southport Theatre & Convention Centre in Southport (UK) on Tuesday, a statement said on the official website of Mr World. He became the first Asian to bag the coveted title.

The 26-year-old model-actor hails from Hyderabad. An excited Rohit said, “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.”

Humbled to be the first Asian , Indian to win 2016 . Thanks for all the love ???? With @mrworld2014

A photo posted by Rohit Khandelwal (@rohit_khandelwal77) on

21-year-old Fernando Álvarez from Puerto Rico was the first runner-up while Aldo Esparza Ramírez (26) from Mexico was declared the second runner-up.

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Narrowly missing out on the ultimate prize were Fernando Álvarez and Aldo Esparza Ramírez. (Twitter/Mr World Official)

Khandelwal, winner of Mr India 2015, will travel to London on Wednesday where he will speak to the media.

Born on 19 August 1989, Rohit worked as ground staff for SpiceJet and as a technical support assistant at Dell before beginning his journey in tinsel town.

TV show Yeh Hai Aashiqui marked his small screen debut. He also featured in Million Dollar Girl and Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya.

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