Popular Indian model and actor Rohit Khandelwal from Hyderabad has officially become the first Indian and Asian to have clinched the coveted Mr World title 2016. Rohit Khandelwal emerged victorious after battling it out with 46 contestants at the Grand Finale held in Southport, UK on July 19, 2016.
Rohit Khandelwal was quoted as saying on Mr World’s official website, “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.”
The official Twitter handle of Mr World 2016 posted the pictures from the grand ceremony.
Rohit Khandelwal, who had earlier won the prestigious Provogue Personal Care Mr India World 2015 went on to win this prestigious title. Khandelwal, who has previously starred in Hindi Television shows like Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya , MTV Big F and Yeh Hai Aashiqui, believes it was the blessings and love of his fans that led to his victory.
Fernando Álvarez from Puerto Rico was the first runner-up while Aldo Esparza Ramírez (26) from Mexico was declared the second runner-up. there were around 46 participants across the world who were running for this coveted title.
Rohit Khandelwal received a cash prize of $50,000/- on winning this celebrated title. Rohit looked dapper in a tuxedo designed by Couture designer Nivedita Saboo.