HYDERABAD: City boy Rohit Khandelwal has set new records on the global front. He is the first Indian to win the title of Mr World at the grand finale of the 2016 competition in the UK, defeating 46 other from across the globe.
26-year-old Khandelwal, who looked dapper in a tuxedo by designer Nivedita Saboo, received a cash prize of USD 50,000 on winning this celebrated title at the Southport Theatre and Convention Centre.
“I still can’t believe that I have won the Mr World title. Being the first Indian ever to win this title internationally makes me immensely proud and ecstatic. It’s a dream come true
and am very thankful to the Miss India Organization for giving me this opportunity and guiding me throughout my exciting journey.
“My family, friends and my fans have been a constant support for me and this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my well-wishers,” he said. Mr World 2014 Nicklas Pedersen passed on the title to the new winner.
From being a boy next door to representing India at Mr World 2016, Rohit Khandelwal’s journey has been an inspiring one. Rohit who was crowned Provogue Personal Care Mr. India World 2015 has been trained by the best experts in the fashion & glamour industry like
Sabira Merchant, Supreet Bedi, Prasad Bidapa, Dr. Jamuna Pai, Dr.Sandesh Mayekar, Bodyholics, Kromakay, Amit Khanna, Swaroop Medara, Rukshana Eisa and many more who contributed to his success today. He was also given special football and circuit training to increase his endurance and perform the various physical challenges at the pageant.